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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Baen Books
Publication date November 6, 2012
Pages 422
Binding Hardcover
Edition Ltd sgd sp
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781451638646
ISBN-10 1451638647
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 10 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: LIMITED SIGNED EDITION
A new installment in the New York Times best-selling, award-winning Vorkosigan science fiction adventure series.

Book Fourteen in the best-selling Vorkosigan series.

GOOD INTENTIONS, BAD INTEL

Captain Ivan Vorpatril sometimes thinks that if not for his family, he might have no troubles at all. But he has the dubious fortune of the hyperactive Miles Vorkosigan as a cousin, which has too-often led to his getting dragged into one of Miles’ schemes, with risk to life and limb—and military career—that Ivan doesn’t consider entirely fair. Although much practice has made Ivan more adept at fending off his mother’s less-than-subtle reminders that he should be getting married and continuing the Vorpatril lineage.

Fortunately, his current duty is on the planet Komarr as staff officer to Admiral Desplains, far from both his cousin and his mother back on their homeworld of Barrayar. It’s an easy assignment and nobody is shooting at him. What could go wrong?

Plenty, it turns out, when Byerly Vorrutyer, an undercover agent for Imperial Security, shows up on his doorstep and asks him to make the acquaintance of a young woman, recently arrived on Komarr, who seems to be in danger. That Byerly is characteristically vague about the nature of the danger, not to mention the lady’s name, should have been Ivan’s first clue, but Ivan is no more able to turn aside from aiding a damsel in distress than he could resist trying to rescue a kitten from a tree.

It is but a short step down the road of good intentions to the tangle of Ivan’s life, in trouble with the Komarran authorities, with his superiors, and with the lethal figures hunting the mysterious but lovely Tej and her exotic blue companion Rish—a tangle to test the lengths to which Ivan will go as an inspired protector.

But though his predicament is complicated, at least Ivan doesn’t have to worry about hassle from family. Or so he believes . . .

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 Weeklyon 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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Ltd sgd sp edition from Baen Books (November 6, 2012)
9781451638646 | details & prices | 422 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $26.00
About: LIMITED SIGNED EDITION A new installment in the New York Times best-selling, award-winning Vorkosigan science fiction adventure series.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Baen Books (August 26, 2014)
9781476736983 | details & prices | 601 pages | 4.00 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $7.99
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Reprint edition from Baen Books (September 3, 2013)
9781451639155 | details & prices | 423 pages | 6.25 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.06 lbs | List price $15.00
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