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Жанр : Космическая фантастика , Язык : en
The Star Kingdom s ally Erewhon is growing increasingly restive in the alliance because the new High Ridge regime ignores its needs. Added to the longstanding problem of a slave labor planet controlled by hostile Mesans in Erewhon s stellar backyard, which High Ridge refuses to deal with, the recent assassination of the Solarian League s most prominent voice of public conscience indicates the growing danger of political instability in the Solarian League-which is also close to Erewhon.In desperation, Queen Elizabeth tries to defuse the situation by sending a private mission to Erewhon led by Captain Zilwicki, accompanied by one of her nieces. When they arrive on Erewhon, however, Manticore s envoys find themselves in a mess. Not only do they encounter one of the Republic of Haven s most capable agents-Victor Cachat-but they also discover that the Solarian League s military delegation seems up to its neck in skullduggery.And, just to put the icing on the cake, the radical freed slave organization, the Audubon Ballroom, is also on the scene-led by its notorious and ruthless assassin, Jeremy X.