By Lois McMaster Bujold
If his enemies may simply depart him by myself, Miles Vorkosigan (alias Admiral Naismith) determined bitterly, the Dendarii loose Mercenary Fleet might cave in all by itself. yet his enemies have been plotting a extra lethal fall.
For a few unexplained cause the Dendarii payroll is lacking and the orders from the Barrayaran Imperial Command are being not on time by way of Miles's greater, Captain Galeni. What connects the impeccable unbearable Captain Galeni and the Komarran insurgent expatriates on the earth besides? however the most dangerous query of all earlier than Miles is extra own: are Miles's identities, Admiral Naismith of the Dendarii and Lieutenant Lord Vorkosigan of Barrayar, splitting aside alongside the strains of his divided loyalties? And who's attempting to assassinate which model of him?
while Miles unravels the solutions, then the problems rather begin.
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These individuals are attempting to kill me. " "No they don't seem to be. it might begin a conflict. we are at peace right away, type of, take into accout? " "Well, they're attempting to kill Admiral Naismith, besides. " "Who vanished the day prior to this. " "Yeah, but–one of the explanations this entire Dendarii rip-off has held up for therefore lengthy is distance. Admiral Naismith and Lieutenant Vorkosigan by no means appear inside of hundreds of thousands of sunshine years of one another. we have now by no means been trapped at the comparable planet jointly, not to mention an identical urban. " "As lengthy as you allow your Dendarii uniform in my closet, what is to attach? " "Ivan, what percentage four-foot-nine-inch black-haired grey-eyed hunchbacks can there be in this rattling planet? D'you imagine you journey over twitchy dwarfs on each highway nook? " "On a planet of 9 billion," acknowledged Ivan, "there's acquired to be not less than six of every little thing. quiet down! " He paused. "Y'now, that is the first time i have ever heard you employ that notice. " "What note? " "Hunchback. you are not fairly, you recognize. " Ivan eyed him with pleasant fear. Miles's fist closed, opened in a pointy throw-away gesture. "Anyway, Cetagandans. in the event that they have a counterpart doing what you are doing–" Ivan nodded. "I've met him. His name's ghem-lieutenant Tabor. " "Then they comprehend the Dendarii are right here, and recognize Admiral Naismith's been obvious. They most likely have an inventory of each buy order we have now positioned throughout the comm internet, or will quickly sufficient, after they flip their recognition to it. they're monitoring. " "They could be monitoring, yet they can not get orders from better up any speedier than we can," acknowledged Ivan kind of. "And at least they have a manpower scarcity. Our safeguard staffs 4 instances the scale of theirs, as a result of the Komarrans. I suggest, this can be Earth, yet it really is nonetheless a minor embassy, much more so for them than us. by no means fear," he struck a pose in his station chair, hand throughout his chest, "Cousin Ivan will shield you. " "That's so reassuring," Miles muttered. Ivan grinned at his sarcasm, and grew to become again to his paintings. The day wore on interminably within the quiet, changeless room. His claustrophobia, Miles chanced on, was once constructed to a miles larger pitch than it was. He absorbed classes from Ivan, and paced from wall to wall among occasions. "You may perhaps do this approximately two times as quickly, you know," Miles saw to Ivan, plugging away at his information research. "But then i might be performed correct after lunch," acknowledged Ivan, "and then i would not have whatever to do in any respect. " "Surely Galeni may perhaps locate whatever. " "That's what i am afraid of," acknowledged Ivan. "Quitting time rolls round quickly adequate. Then we pass celebration. " "No, you then move social gathering. i am going to my room, as ordered. possibly i will atone for my sleep, ultimately. " "That's it, imagine positive," stated Ivan. "I'll determine with you within the embassy fitness center, if you would like. you do not glance so reliable, you recognize. faded and, um . . . light. " previous, concept Miles, is the observe you simply edited. He glanced on the distorted mirrored image of his face in a little chrome plating at the console. That undesirable, eh? "Exercise," Ivan thumped his chest, "will be right for you. " "No doubt," muttered Miles.