#10 in the nationally best-selling Republic of Cinnabar Navy space adventure series.Â
Cinnabar's chief spymaster is a mother also--and her son is determined to search for treasure in the midst of a civil war. Who better to hold the boy's handâand to take the blows directed at himâthan Captain Daniel Leary, the Republic of Cinnabar Navy's troubleshooter, and his friend the cyberspy Adele Mundy?
The only thing certain in the struggle for control of the mining planet
The boy thinks the treasure he's looking for is a thousand years old. Daniel and Adele know that it's probably a dreamâ
But if the treasure is real, it just might be tens of thousands of years older than anyone imagines, and incalculably more valuable!
About David Drakeâs previous RCN novel, What Distant Deeps:
âDrake deftly weaves a web of political machinations and intrigue that vividly depicts the costs of war. Fans of Patrick O'Brian's Maturin and Aubrey novels will enjoy this intricate, rousing space opera.â âPublishers Weekly
About David Drakeâs RCN series:
â[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera.â âPublishers Weekly
âThe fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!â âPhiladelphia Weekly Press
â[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes alongâ¦character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.â âSFReader.com
About David Drake:
â[P]rose as cold and hard s the metal alloy of a tankâ¦rivals Crane and Remarqueâ¦â âChicago Sun-Times
âDrake couldnât write a bad action scene at gunpoint.â âBooklist
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