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Engaging the Enemy

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Publisher Comments:

For fans of fast-paced adventure and compelling characters, the military science fiction of Nebula Awardwinning author Elizabeth Moon is the perfect choice.

The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta, black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd., one of the galaxys wealthiest merchant houses, is a heroine like no other, blessed with a killer instinct for business and for battle. Now, in the aftermath of cold-blooded assassinations that have left her parents dead and the Vatta shipping empire shattered, Kylara faces her greatest challenge yet.

There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter. Placing her cousin Stella in command of the trading vessel Gary Tobai, Ky embarks aboard the captured pirate ship Fair Kaleen on a twofold mission: to salvage the family business and to punish those responsible for the killings . . . before they strike again.

Since the network providing instantaneous communication between star systems has been sabotaged, news is hard to come by and available information impossible to trust. But as she travels from system to system, with Stella a step behind, Ky pieces together the clues and discovers a conspiracy of terrifying scope, breathtaking audacity, and utter ruthlessness.

The only hope the independent systems and merchants have against this powerful enemy is to band together. Unfortunately, because she commands a ship known to belong to a notorious pirate–her own relative Osman Vatta, whom she killed for his part in her parents deaths–Ky is met with suspicion, if not outright hostility. Rumors swirl about her intent, her very identity. Soon even Stella begins to question her cousins decisions and her authority to make them.

Meanwhile, the conspiracy Ky hunts is hunting her in turn, with agents insinuated into every space station, every planetary government, every arm of the military, and every merchant house–including her own. Before she can take the fight to the enemy, Kylara must survive a deadly minefield of deception and betrayal.

Synopsis:

In the wake of a series of assassinations that have left her parents dead and their shipping empire in ruins, Kylara Vata, the unorthodox renegade heir to Vatta Transport, Ltd., one of the galaxy's wealthiest merchant houses, sets out to avenge their deaths, find the individuals responsible, and rebuild the company, no matter what she has to do. 35,000 first printing.

About the Author

Elizabeth Moon is the author of many novels, including Marque and Reprisal, Trading in Danger, Nebula Awardwinner The Speed of Dark, Against the Odds, Change of Command, and Remnant Population, a Hugo Award finalist. After earning a degree in history from Rice University, she spent three years in the Marine Corps, then earned a degree in biology from the University of Texas, Austin. She lives in Florence, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345491008
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction-Science Fiction - Space Opera
Author:
Elizabeth Moon
Author:
Moon, Elizabeth
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Space warfare
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060328
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
401

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Product details 401 pages Del Rey/Ballentine Books - English 9780345491008 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the wake of a series of assassinations that have left her parents dead and their shipping empire in ruins, Kylara Vata, the unorthodox renegade heir to Vatta Transport, Ltd., one of the galaxy's wealthiest merchant houses, sets out to avenge their deaths, find the individuals responsible, and rebuild the company, no matter what she has to do. 35,000 first printing.
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