The Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington #3)

By David Weber

The Peeps Have Bitten Off greater than they could chunk. . . .The rulers of the People's Republic of Haven are in hassle and rebel is brewing, so it truly is excessive time for a quick positive warfare. yet Honor Harrington goes to provide them a battle that is neither brief nor effective.

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In a time of such peril, the Republic must never flow out of control, and till we will understand absolutely that the army is trustworthy, we dare no longer position ourselves at its mercy. within the face of these inescapable and overriding issues, we haven't any selection yet to stand our accountability to supply the steadiness we so desperately desire via organizing ourselves as a committee of public security to imagine path of the nation. " The People's Quorum stared at its speaker in surprise. After such a lot of a long time of rubber-stamp approval of somebody else's guidelines, slightly a fragment of them had the least proposal how you can wield powerful energy.

It used to be quiet on Jason Alvarez's bridge, yet there has been a pressure lower than the skin, like silently snarling marsh cats, and he puzzled how for much longer it can take the ready to ordinary the uncooked, sharp edges. He comprehensive the regimen dispatch, fingerprinted his receipt at the experiment panel, and passed it again to the yeoman with a nod of thank you, then seemed instantly into his tactical demonstrate. almost each send within the Grayson Navy—a small strength, via galactic criteria, yet infinitely extra robust than simply a yr before—formed an enormous, tenuous sphere fourteen light-minutes from Yeltsin's megastar and 115 light-minutes in circumference.

Her gravitics might decide it up . . . and she or he may possibly even determine why he'd performed it in time. * * * "Admiral Rollins has long gone to greatest decel, Ma'am. " Commander Klim sounded wondered, and Admiral Chin frowned in shock. She craned her neck to determine the grasp plot, and her personal puzzlement grew. * * * a gentle blinked in Honor's demonstrate eventually because the dispassionate desktops proven it: her pursuers may well now not break out the retribution of Danislav's strengthened squadron, no matter what they did. She attempted to believe exultant, yet Mark Sarnow and his humans had paid too excessive a value for that.

That they had their eyes the place they belonged—on their very own monitors. She touched a com stud. "Auxiliary regulate, Commander Henke," a bushy contralto replied. "This is the Captain. i am at the bridge. " "Aye, aye, Ma'am. you are at the bridge, and you have got the con. " "Thank you, Mike. i'm going to so long. " "Yes, Ma'am. You owe me a lager, besides. " "I regularly owe you a beer," Honor complained. "I imagine there is something incorrect along with your bookkeeping. " Henke chuckled, and Honor shook her head. "Clear," she acknowledged, and published the stud.

However the related courier boat will hold separate orders less than a diplomatic hide teaching Admiral D'Orville to ignore the redeployment directions. If the Peeps have resources in our communications sections that we do not learn about, they could decide up the 'official' orders as affirmation of our double agent's file. "If our current research of Peep operations is actual, they're most likely coordinating from their base within the Barnett procedure. If we will be able to get this fake details to Barnett fast sufficient, whoever's in command there'll have a window to hit Yeltsin prior to our 'replacements' arrive.

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