Publisher Description

A Friendship Forged in Hell! Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects since he quarreled with his ruthless, politically powerful father. Adele Mundy is a scholar with no money and no prospects since her family was massacred for conspiring against the Government of Cinnabar. Kostroma is a wealthy planet which depends on diplomacy to stay independent in a galaxy whose two great powers, Cinnabar and the Alliance, battle for supremacy. In a few hours, diplomacy is going to fail Kostroma. Daniel, Adele, and the scratch crew they gather aren't much to stand in the way of a powerful invasion fleet, but just possibly they're enough.Men and women who hold courage cheap and honor more dear than life itself face impossible odds in a novel of color, intrigue and slashing action. From the corridors of a treason-ridden palace through the perils of unknown seas and hellish jungles to a final blazlng climax in space, the heroes never bow and the action never flags. They have nothing on their side but each other-and heaven help whatever tries to stand in their way! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
January 30
Baen Books
Baen Publishing Enterprises

Customer Reviews

Playing to relax ,

Recommended. Very good writing.

A military story with very interesting people in it. The major characters are not typical military types or typical types for military novels.

istunt940 ,

Great book and great series

Start with "with the lightnings" and read straight on through. I cant wait for the next book to come out, the RCN series is one of my favorite...Up Cinnabar!

MOO2 lover ,

Decent, easy read

An easy read of science fiction and overall a decent story. Character development could be improved as well as introduction to terminology that a reader unfamiliar with some military terms may have to look up.

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