Audacious (Kris Longknife)
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
You can't keep a good woman down-Kris Longknife returns.
Once again Kris finds herself caught in the crosshairs of unknown enemies who want her dead. Factions, both legitimate and underground, vie for control of the planet New Eden. And someone is taking advantage of the chaos to unleash a personal vendetta against Kris.
turned to face their dead. Kris repositioned herself to the new front of what she could only think of as her command. Softly she said, “Gunny, prepare to render honors.” There was nothing soft about what she said next. Her words rang out across the lawn. On the west portico news cameras from a dozen different viewpoints and persuasions recording the Marines’ farewell to Eden. “Before you lie men and women, Marines all, who fought, and bled, and died that Eden might be free. That a new day of
she passed the time of day with Inspector Johnson. If he was aware of the change that came over the woman in front of him, he certainly showed no evidence of it. “Did you bring over my weapons permit?” had been Kris’s first gambit. “Not my job description,” the inspector said. Then paused, as if debating whether or not to say more. Kris held him hostage with her eyes. She’d learned at her father’s knee that a good politician could often get confessions, concessions, or even extra campaign
almost get one of us? That’s not something we’d like to have happen.” And, what with so much of this planet’s current events disappearing with no trace, she could hardly defend her honor. Kris scowled. “So you’re willing to ship my very expensive casket to King Ray, and Grampa Al and my father with a sincere diplomatic apology that my death happened on your watch?” “Certainly as sincere as the diplomatic apology Wardhaven sent Greenfeld on the death of Henry Peterwald the Thirteenth,” the
to cook that stew and ignore the orders.” Around her, there were grins at her family reference to King Raymond I, but the grins were quickly swallowed as Kris finished her thought. “Since Eden clearly isn’t the advertised paradise, I find myself wondering what I’m really supposed to get done here?” 5 By the time Kris presented herself in undress whites for the ambassador’s pleasure, she had spent an hour on the phone with Administrative Lieutenant Martinez. He was as helpful as his
consisted of a mere gate that her Marines ducked under. Jack handed her over it very gallantly. They had to take Nelly’s word for it that the observation nanos had been herded out of their way. If an observant human spotted this concentration of nanos, an alarm would go off—but none did. Neither did a guard look in on them as they climbed past the fourth floor. On the fifth floor, there was an actually locked door keeping them from the roof level. Jack made short work of it, and they kept