Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga, Book 15) by Lois McMaster Bujold

By Lois McMaster Bujold

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A new installment within the New York instances best-selling, award-winning Vorkosigan technology fiction event series.
Book Fourteen within the best-selling Vorkosigan series.

stable INTENTIONS, undesirable INTEL

Captain Ivan Vorpatril occasionally thinks that if no longer for his relations, he may have no issues in any respect. yet he has the doubtful fortune of the hyperactive Miles Vorkosigan as a cousin, which has too-often ended in his getting dragged into one among Miles’ schemes, with hazard to existence and limb—and army career—that Ivan doesn’t contemplate solely reasonable. even if a lot perform has made Ivan more proficient at heading off his mother’s less-than-subtle reminders that he may be getting married and carrying on with the Vorpatril lineage.

Fortunately, his present responsibility is in the world Komarr as employees officer to Admiral Desplains, faraway from either his cousin and his mom again on their homeworld of Barrayar. It’s a simple task and no-one is taking pictures at him. What might cross wrong?

Plenty, it seems, while Byerly Vorrutyer, an secret agent for Imperial protection, exhibits up on his doorstep and asks him to make the acquaintance of a tender lady, lately arrived on Komarr, who appears at risk. That Byerly is ordinarily obscure in regards to the nature of the risk, let alone the lady’s identify, must have been Ivan’s first clue, yet Ivan isn't any extra capable of flip apart from supporting a damsel in misery than he might withstand attempting to rescue a kitten from a tree.

It is yet a quick step down the line of fine intentions to the tangle of Ivan’s existence, in hassle with the Komarran specialists, together with his superiors, and with the deadly figures looking the mysterious yet gorgeous Tej and her unique blue significant other Rish—a tangle to check the lengths to which Ivan will pass as an encouraged protector.

But although his problem is complex, not less than Ivan doesn’t need to fear approximately difficulty from family members. Or so he believes . . .

About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga:
 “Fans were clamoring for Hugo winner Bujold to pen a brand new Vorkosigan Saga novel. . . her deft and soaking up writing simply corrals the advanced plot.”—Publishers Weekly on Cryoburn

 “Bujold mixes quirky humor with motion [and] extraordinary personality development…[E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly.

“One of sf’s remarkable skills . . . an exceptional series.”—Booklist

“. . . an clever, well-crafted and punctiliously pleasant combination of experience, sociopolitical observation, clinical experiments, and low perils . . . with that additional spicing of romance. . . .”—Locus

About Vorkosigan sequence access Diplomatic Immunity:
“Bujold is adept at world-building and gives a witty, character-centered plot, choked with beautiful grace notes. . . enthusiasts may be completely gripped and sure to complete the booklet in one sitting.”—Publishers Weekly

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Old Death hoisted surrender. Ours was the day! They say good old John Campbell, he's somewhere up there. Watching new writers with all their hot air. Gulping aloud great celestial gulps. " The last chords of the song hung in the air between them like the final strains of Bill's favorite martial music by John Philip Soused. Big fat tears dripped down his cheeks. He sniffled and choked back his heart rising in his throat. "Bowb! That ... that was the most beautiful song ... I ... " "Yeah! " "Arrrrrr!

Gulping aloud great celestial gulps. " The last chords of the song hung in the air between them like the final strains of Bill's favorite martial music by John Philip Soused. Big fat tears dripped down his cheeks. He sniffled and choked back his heart rising in his throat. "Bowb! That ... that was the most beautiful song ... I ... " "Yeah! " "Arrrrrr! That's me hearty! You're a super trooper, Bill. Arrrrr! It's a pleasure having you aboard. Now we better get back to our hammocks and squeeze in the winks!

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