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Engaging the Enemy - Elizabeth Moon
Engaging the Enemy
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For fans of fast-paced adventure and compelling characters, the military science fiction of Nebula Award—winning author Elizabeth Moon is the perfect choice. The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta, black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd., one of the galaxy’s wealthiest merchant houses, is a... show more
For fans of fast-paced adventure and compelling characters, the military science fiction of Nebula Award—winning author Elizabeth Moon is the perfect choice. The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta, black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd., one of the galaxy’s wealthiest merchant houses, is a heroine like no other, blessed with a killer instinct for business and for battle. Now, in the aftermath of cold-blooded assassinations that have left her parents dead and the Vatta shipping empire shattered, Kylara faces her greatest challenge yet. There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter. Placing her cousin Stella in command of the trading vessel Gary Tobai, Ky embarks aboard the captured pirate ship Fair Kaleen on a twofold mission: to salvage the family business and to punish those responsible for the killings . . . before they strike again.Since the network providing instantaneous communication between star systems has been sabotaged, news is hard to come by and available information impossible to trust. But as she travels from system to system, with Stella a step behind, Ky pieces together the clues and discovers a conspiracy of terrifying scope, breathtaking audacity, and utter ruthlessness.The only hope the independent systems and merchants have against this powerful enemy is to band together. Unfortunately, because she commands a ship known to belong to a notorious pirate–her own relative Osman Vatta, whom she killed for his part in her parents’ deaths–Ky is met with suspicion, if not outright hostility. Rumors swirl about her intent, her very identity. Soon even Stella begins to question her cousin’s decisions and her authority to make them.Meanwhile, the conspiracy Ky hunts is hunting her in turn, with agents insinuated into every space station, every planetary government, every arm of the military, and every merchant house–including her own. Before she can take the fight to the enemy, Kylara must survive a deadly minefield of deception and betrayal.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780345447579 (0345447573)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 398
Edition language: English
Series: Vatta's War (#3)
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altheaann
altheaann rated it
Vatta's War series 1 Trading in Danger 2 Marque and Reprisal 3 Engaging the Enemy 4 Command Decision 5 Victory Conditions These 5 books are not so much a series as one long novel - there's one story arc, and you really need to read all five to get to the (satisfying) conclusion. (I so...
My slice of heaven
My slice of heaven rated it
5.0 Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War Series #3)
A bit more politics than the others, but no less great. I enjoyed the book immensely and can't wait to read the next one.
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
4.0
Most of Ky's family is killed and she's trying to find the living family stragglers before they are assassinated. Her cousin Stella and distant cousin Toby meet up with her and she finds out one of family members was working with the pirates that killed her family and maybe one of the ship captains...
jeremyb
jeremyb rated it
4.0 Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War)
First actual space battle. I kind of dislike the space warfare system in this series, but that is okay.
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