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Jepp has been the heart of the queen’s elite guard, but the ease and grace that come to her in fighting leathers vanishes when battles turn to politics-and she becomes the only envoy to a strange realm with nothing to rely on but her wits and knives.
Edward M. Lerner worked in high tech for 30 years, supporting (among many) NASA, the DoD, and the FBI. When not prospecting beneath his sofa cushions for small change for his first spaceflight, he now writes SF, technothrillers, and popular science.