By Lois McMaster Bujold
Komarr can be a backyard - with 1000 extra years paintings. Or an uninhabitable barren region, if the terraforming fails. Now the sun replicate very important to the terraforming of the conquered planet has been shattered through a boat hurtling astray. The Emperor of Barrayar sends his latest Imperial Auditor, Lord Miles Vorkosigan, to determine why. the alternative isn't really a favored one on Komarr, the place a betrayal a iteration prior to soaking wet the identify of Vorkosigan in blood. within the political and actual claustrophobia of the domed towns, are the Komarrans surrounding Miles unswerving matters, strength hostages, blameless sufferers, or rebels bidding for revenge? Lies inside of lies, treachery inside of treachery - Miles is stuck in a race opposed to time to prevent a plot that may exile him from Barrayar perpetually. His burning wish lies in an unforeseen best friend, one with wounds as deep and honor as beleaguered as his personal.
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Miles met back with Tuomonen at lunchtime over mediocre cafeteria meals within the govt eating room off the building's atrium; the displaced executives have been compelled to head in different places. They exchanged stories on their morning's conversations. Tuomonen hadn't chanced on any breakthroughs both. "No one expressed a dislike of Trogir, yet she turns out damned elusive," Tuomonen famous. "The Waste warmth division has a name for retaining itself to itself, it seems that. the only lady in Waste warmth who was once imagined to be her buddy did not have a lot to assert. i'm wondering if I should get a feminine interrogator? " "Mm, perhaps. even though i assumed Komarrans have been purported to be extra egalitarian approximately such issues. possibly a Komarran woman interrogator? " Miles sighed. "D'you be aware of that in response to the newest records, half the Barrayaran girls who take complicated education on Komarr do not move domestic back? there is a small staff of alarmist bachelors who're attempting to get the Emperor to disclaim them go out visas. Gregor has declined to listen to their petition. " Tuomonen smiled somewhat. "Well, there is multiple option to that challenge. " "Yes, how have your Komarran in-laws taken the declaration of the Emperor's betrothal to the Toscane heiress? " "Some of them imagine it truly is romantic. a few of them imagine it truly is sharp enterprise perform on Emperor Gregor's half. Coming from Komarrans, that is a hot praise, incidentally. " "Technically, Gregor owns the planet Sergyar. it's possible you'll aspect that out to someone who theorizes he is marrying Laisa for her cash. " Tuomonen grinned. "Yes, yet is Sergyar a liquid asset? " "Only within the feel of Imperial cash gurgling down the drain, in line with my father. yet that is a complete different set of difficulties. And what do the Barrayaran expatriates round right here reflect on the wedding? " "In common, it really is favourite. " Tuomonen smiled dryly into his espresso cup. "Five years in the past, my colleagues notion i used to be slicing my profession throat by way of my very own marriage. i would by no means get promoted out of Serifosa, they stated. Now i'm suspected of mystery genius, and they have taken to relating to me with cautious appreciate. i believe . . . it is best if I be amused. " "Hen. you're a clever guy, Captain. " Miles entire off a starchy and gelid sq. of pasta-and-something, and chased it with the final of his cooling espresso. "So what did Trogir's buddies reflect on Radovas? " "Well, he is definitely controlled to provide a constant effect of himself. great, conscientious man, did not make waves, saved to Waste warmth, his elopement a shock to so much. One lady inspiration it used to be your math fellow Cappell who used to be candy on Trogir, no longer Radovas. " "He sounded extra bitter than candy to me. annoyed, possibly? " Miles's back-brain sketched a pleasant, basic state of affairs of jealous homicide, concerning pushing Radovas out an airlock on a trajectory that basically simply by twist of fate matched that of a few soletta particles. you could want. And besides, it appeared extra logical that any homicidal maniac wishing to transparent a route to Trogir's part should have begun with Andro Farr, and what the hell did any of this tragic romance need to do with an ore freighter swinging off track and smashing into the soletta array besides?
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