By David Weber
What cost victory? The battle with the Republic of Haven has resumed . . . disastrously for the megastar country of Manticore. Admiral woman Dame Honor Harrington, Steadholder and Duchess Harrington, the only positive Allied commander of the outlet part of the hot struggle, has been recalled from the Sidemore method to command 8th Fleet. we all know 8th Fleet is the Alliance's basic offensive command, which makes it the average project for the lady the media calls “the Salamander.” yet what many of the public DOESN'T comprehend is that not just are the megastar nation and its Allies badly outnumbered by means of the Republic's new fleet, yet that the chances are going to get gradually worse. 8th Fleet's activity is to someway hinder these odds from crushing the Alliance sooner than the famous person state can regain its strategic stability. It's a role which won't be performed cost effectively. Honor Harrington needs to meet her bold obligations with inferior forces whilst she copes with tumultuous adjustments in her own and public lifestyles. the choice to victory is overall defeat, but this time the price of victory might be agonizingly excessive.
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I could have. If I really wanted to get her. He stood there, feeling angry. I know that was Donna, he thought. As he started to go back toward his parked car, he realized that the girl had halted, out of the movement of passers-by, and now stood silently gazing at him. He walked cautiously toward her. “One night,” he said, “me and Bob and another chick had some old Simon and Garfunkel tapes, and you were sitting there—” She had been filling capsules with high-grade death, one by one, painstakingly.
Right into the ass of a semi. ” In his head he ran a fantasy number: himself at the wheel of a Porsche, but noticing the semi, all the semis. And everyone on the freeway—the Hollywood Freeway at rush hour—noticing him. Noticing him for sure, the lanky big-shouldered good-looking dude in the new Porsche going two hundred miles an hour, and all the cops’ faces hanging open helplessly. “You’re shaking,” Donna said. She reached over and put her hand on his arm. A quiet hand that he at once responded to.
I’m supposed to see this one dude in about an hour, and he’d probably take all I could get … you’d have been out of luck. ” She smiled, and he did too. “I wish you could get them sooner,” he said. “If I do …” Opening her purse, she got out a little note pad and a pen that had SPARKS BATTERY TUNE-UP stamped on it. ” “Charles B. Freck,” he said. He told her his phone number—not his, really, but the one he made use of at a straight friend’s house, for messages like this—and laboriously she wrote it down.
At All Costs (Honor Harrington, Book 11) by David Weber