In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington Series, Book 7)
Honor Harrington has confronted ship-to-ship wrestle, assassins, political vendettas, and duals. She's been shot at, shot down, and simply undeniable shot, had starships blown out from lower than her, and made own enemies who will do whatever to break her, and she's survived all of it. yet this time the People's Republic of Haven has ultimately came upon an admiral who can win battles, and Honor's orders take her immediately into an ambush. Outnumbered and outgunned, she has jut concepts: see the folk lower than her command slaughtered in hopeless battle...or give up them--and herself--to the Peeps.
At least the Peoples military gives you to regard its prisoners honorbly. however the army is overruled by means of the politicians, and Honor reveals herself aboard a Peep battlecruiser, sure for a prision planet aptly named "Hell."..and her scheduled execution.
Put into solitary confinement, separated from her officials and her treecat Nimitz... and subjected to systematic humiliation by way of her goalers, her destiny has develop into either bleak and brief. but the single lesson Honor Harrington hasn't ever discovered is how you can provide up.
Mid-syllable. Smoke gouted from the most air flow trunk ahead of it slammed close, and extra harm alarms tangled up. "Bridge, this can be Juno in Fusion Two!" The voice of Lieutenant Juno, Prince Adrian's junior engineering officer, got here from the intercom. "I'm establishing the following for harm regulate, however it does not glance good." "Status of Impeller One?" McKeon demanded. "Gone, Sir," Juno acknowledged harshly. "We can have 4 or 5 beta nodes left, if i will get them again online, yet that is it." McKeon's.
Paying guest," Timmons half-sighed. "Standard systems. Strip seek, hollow space seek, haircut, ailment fee, you recognize the drill. and because the Committeewoman desires to verify she arrives intact, higher positioned her on suicide watch, too. In fact," he gave one other of these brilliant smiles, "we'd larger take complete precautions. i need her searched—completely, if you happen to get my meaning—every time her cell's opened. And that comes with meals." "Yes, Sir. i will get correct on it," Bergren promised, and reached as much as.
Upon studying of the coup, he'd declared his enthusiastic loyalty to the Committee of Public defense . . . and located as many purposes as attainable why neither he, his spouse, nor their 3 teenagers should still go back to the People's Republic. That was once most likely clever of him, given the truth that over 90 percentage of the participants of the good Legislaturalist households have been carried out or exiled to felony planets through the People's Courts, and he'd been helped via the truth that previous Earth was once over eighteen.
checklist, too, was once exemplary, however the flicker of feelings Honor picked up as she reached out to shake his hand was once very diverse from Greentree's. at the back of the extent facade of his startlingly eco-friendly eyes, his emotions have been tied right into a tight, protective knot, and she or he fought to not wince in sympathy. "Commander," she stated, maintaining her voice thoroughly basic. "My Lady." His tone was once annoying and clipped—certainly no longer disrespectful, yet with a tightness that mirrored his internal turmoil. She understood.
Himself. after all, it was once most likely that the Steadholder shouldn't have prepared for thus a lot formality if she'd been the following. She nonetheless had hassle contemplating herself as a Steadholder, and she or he most likely may have simply hopped into an air motor vehicle, flown over, and picked Dr. Harrington up with none of what she insisted upon calling "all this ridiculous hullabaloo." Clinkscales, regrettably, could not do this with out supplying what may good were construed as an insult, yet he may have ensured.