By Elizabeth Moon
With the Vatta's warfare sequence, award-winning writer Elizabeth Moon has claimed a spot along such preeminent writers of army technology fiction as David Weber and Lois McMaster Bujold. Now Moon is back--and so is her butt-kicking, take-no-prisoners heroine, Kylara Vatta. as soon as the black-sheep scion of a wealthy service provider relatives, Kylara now leads a motley house strength devoted to the defeat of a rapacious pirate empire led through the mysterious Gammis Turek.
After orchestrating a galaxy-wide failure of the communications community owned and maintained via the strong ISC company, Turek and his marauders strike quickly and with out mercy. First they shatter Vatta shipping. Then they overrun whole superstar structures, becoming more suitable and bolder. not anyone is secure from the pirate fleet. yet whereas they proceed to maneuver ahead with their diabolical plan, they've got made serious mistakes.
Their first mistake was once killing Kylara Vatta's family.
Their moment mistake used to be leaving her alive.
Now Kylara goes to lead them to pay.
But with a "fleet" including in basic terms 3 ships--including her flagship, the forefront, a souped-up service provider cruiser--Kylara wishes allies, and speedy. simply because even supposing she possesses an analogous coveted conversation know-how because the enemy, she has nowhere close to their numbers or firepower.
Meanwhile, as Kylara's cousin Stella attempts to compile the shattered items of the family members buying and selling empire, new treachery is unfolding at ISC headquarters, the place secret agent Rafael Dunbarger, estranged son of the corporation's CEO, is attempting to profit why the broken community isn't really being repaired. What he discovers will ship surprise waves around the galaxy and crashing into Kylara's newly christened house armed forces on the worst attainable second.