Brothers in Arms (Miles Vorkosigan Adventure) by Lois McMaster Bujold

By Lois McMaster Bujold

If his enemies could simply go away him on my own, Miles Vorkosigan (alias Admiral Naismith) determined bitterly, the Dendarii unfastened 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 via Miles's enhanced, 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 ahead of 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?

whilst Miles unravels the solutions, then the issues quite begin.

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No, better not. Your orders, at least, were clear. Your Dendarii will simply have to wait for the next courier. ” Miles waited an endless moment, but Galeni offered nothing more. ” He saluted and faced about. Ten days ... ten more days ... ten more days at least ... They could wait out ten more days. But he hoped HQ would get the oxygen back to its collective brain by then. * * * * The highest-ranking female guest at the afternoon reception was the ambassador from Tau Ceti. She was a slender woman of indeterminate age, fascinating facial bone structure, and penetrating eyes.

Perhaps he feared cracking his paint job. A trill of laughter, mellow as bells, drew their attention toward the far end of the fountain. Ivan Vorpatril was leaning against the chrome railing down there, dark head bent close to a blonde confection. She wore something in salmon pink and silver that seemed to waft even when she was standing still, as now. Artfully artless golden hair cascaded across one white shoulder. Her fingernails flashed silver-pink as she gestured animatedly.

He tried again. “Yes, sir,” he heard himself saying, as from a great distance. ” He managed, just barely, not to let it come out as And whose son are you? The fury bunching his stomach must not be allowed to show; he was going to have to work with this man. It might not even have been an intentional insult. Couldn't have been—how could this stranger know how much blood Miles had sweated fighting off charges of privilege, slurs on his competence? The mutant's only here because his father got him in....

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