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Captain Vorpatril's alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold

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Captain Vorpatril's alliance
Title
Captain Vorpatril's alliance
Statement of responsibility
Lois McMaster Bujold
Title variation
Captain Vorpatrils alliance
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Language
eng
Summary
"Book Fourteen in the best-selling Vorkosigan series. Captain Ivan Vorpatril is happy with his relatively uneventful bachelor's life of a staff officer to a Barrayaran admiral. Ivan, cousin to Imperial troubleshooter Miles Vorkosigan, is not far down the hereditary list for the emperorship. Thankfully, new heirs have directed that headache elsewhere, leaving Ivan to enjoy his life on Komarr, far from the Byzantine court politics of his home system. But when an old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an attractive young woman who may be on the hit list of a criminal syndicate, Ivan's chivalrous nature takes over. It seems danger and adventure have once more found Captain Vorpatril. Tej Arqua and her half-sister and servant Rish are fleeing the violent overthrow of their clan on free-for-all planet Jackson's Whole. Now it seems Tej may possess a hidden secret of which even she may not be aware. It's a secret that could corrupt the heart of a highly regarded Barayarran family and provide the final advantage for the thugs who seek to overthrow Tej's homeworld. But none of Tej's formidable adversaries have counted on Ivan Vorpatril. For behind Ivan's faÇade of wry and self-effacing humor lies a true and cunning protector who will never leave a distressed lady in the lurch-up to and including making the ultimate sacrifice to keep her from harm: the treasured and hard-won freedom from his own fate as a scion of Barrayar. About Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga: "Fans have been clamoring for Hugo winner Bujold to pen a new Vorkosigan Saga novel. her deft and absorbing writing easily corrals the complex plot."--Publishers Weekly on Cryoburn "Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character development...[E]normously satisfying."--Publishers Weekly. "One of sf's outstanding talents. an outstanding series."--Booklist ". an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils. with that extra spicing of romance."--Locus About Vorkosigan series entry Diplomatic Immunity: "Bujold is adept at world-building and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes. fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting."--Publishers Weekly"--
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Summary
Serving as a bodyguard to an attractive young woman being targeted by a criminal syndicate, Komarr staff officer Captain Ivan Vorpatril learns that the woman possesses a dangerous secret capable of dismantling the Barayarran family
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10151373
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Bujold, Lois McMaster
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U397
LC item number
C37 2012
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Vorkosigan saga
Series volume
0018
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  • Vorkosigan, Miles (Fictitious character)
  • Alliances
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Target audience
adult
Label
Captain Vorpatril's alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
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Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9781451638455
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012023914
Label
Captain Vorpatril's alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9781451638455
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012023914

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