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A new novel in the nationally best-selling RCN military SF series!

Leary and Mundy are back in another military science fiction adventure as they undertake a mission to a distant but critical star system.

It's Just a Rebellion in a Distant Star Cluster

Captain Daniel Leary thinks that his marriage will allow him to slip into the quiet role of a naval officer in peacetime. His friend, the spy and cybrarian Adele Mundy, is content to be collating data in her library. But high officials of both superpowers are involved! Those who want Daniel and Adele to become involved in the Tarbell Stars claim that only they can prevent a war between the Republic of Cinnabar and its great rival, the Alliance of Free Stars. The conflict is political, but at the sharp end it means blazing warfare and cold-blooded murder. Daniel and Adele will be at the sharp end.

The odds in ships and guns are badly in the enemy's favor. Daniel, Adele, and the crew of the Princess Cecile will do everything humanly possible, but that may not be enough against an enemy battleship. And even if Daniel and his companions succeed in battle, they can't be sure whether their employers really wanted them to win - or whether they even want them alive. All they can do is to race forward, hoping to come through into Death's Bright Day.

©2016 David Drake (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • jah
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  • 07-05-16

There's a Reason I Always Read David Drake's Books Immediately.

It's because there's always action and intrigue in every chapter. This book more than lives up to the reputation of the "Leary of the RCN" series!

I'm sure there's an inside joke as to why the Tarbel Stars Minister of War was named "Christopher Robin"...

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A consistent author! What a concept.

I have purchased this entire series and always enjoyed my purchase. What a concept that at book 11?, Drake has, surprisingly, given me my money's worth in every single story.

There are other authors I can say this about, not that everything written by the author is worth the credit but that I have enjoyed an entire series without feeling cheated on some of the books and resented the laziness or comercialism presented in some entries after excitedly awaiting the next book.

As I have enjoyed each book in this series and realizing how many books that is now I say KUDOS Mr. Drake! An excellent job and another excellent story.

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