This is a new story in the Daniel Leary's Cinnabar RCN series. Adele Mundy, Tovera and Hogg are all back to provide the normal semi-controlled violence. After the inception of a truce in the war with the
Daniel finds himself embroiled in a politically sensitive skirmish in the
The current conflict in
comes to mind in this story. Large
countries that don't want to confront each other use an internal conflict to
increase their political sphere of influence.
Think of Iran, Turkey, Russia
and the US. Although Drake credits history for as his
muse in this case current events could also be an underpinning for a story.
The Tarbell Stars are facing a rebellion and the rebellion appears to be supported by a faction in the
intelligence community. Cinnabar
surreptitiously intervenes on the side of another Alliance faction with the services of Daniel
Leary and Adele Mundy.
Leary and Mundy do the impossible once again and discover things are not always as they are purported to be. Leary also gets married in this book and the reader discovers that he chose well.
I enjoyed the book and have enjoyed the series.
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