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Captain Vorpatril's alliance

Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2012.
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"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 life on Komarr. But when an old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction, American
Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN: 9781451638455 1451638450 9781451638646 1451638647
OCLC Number: 796002009
Description: 423 pages ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Lois McMaster Bujold.
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"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 life on Komarr. But when an old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an attractive young woman, Tej Arqua, his chivalrous nature takes over and danger finds him once again. Tej and her half-sister Rish are fleeing the violent overthrow of their clan but it seems Tej may possess a hidden secret that could corrupt the heart of a highly regarded Barrayarn family. But none of Tej's formidable adversaries have counted on Ivan Vorpatril. Behind his facade of wry and self effacing humor lies a true and cunning protector who will never leave a distressed lady in the lurch"--

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