Storm from the Shadows (Honor Harrington)

By David Weber

The New York Times Best-Selling sequence keeps. First Time in Paperback. a brand new warfare for Honor Harrington’s Comrades on Manticore.

Rear Admiral Michelle Henke was once commanding one of many ships in a strength ledy by way of Honor Harrington in all-out area conflict. the percentages have been opposed to the superstar state forces, and so they needed to run. yet Michelle's send was once crippled, and needed to be destroyed to avoid improved Manticoran expertise from falling into Havenite fingers, and he or she and her surviving team have been taken prisoner. a lot to her shock, she used to be repatriated to Manticore, wearing a request for a summit convention among the leaders of the 2 aspects which would finish the conflict. yet a situation of her go back used to be that she gave her parole to not struggle opposed to the forces of the Republic of Haven until eventually she were offically exchanged for a Havenite prisoner of struggle, so she used to be given a command far-off from the war's conflict traces. What she did not become aware of was once that she may locate herself on a collison direction, now not with a antagonistic govt, yet with the interstellar syndicate of criminals referred to as Manpower. And Manpower had its personal plans for elimating Manticore as a potential hazard to its profitable slave alternate, lethal plans which stay hidden within the shadows.

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What it fairly got here right down to, Michelle suggestion unfortunately, was once the truth that it used to be now too past due to save lots of the send whether Tigh in some way controlled to get the after ring again. they might misplaced an excessive amount of lead on Bogey . In under twenty mins, these six smooth superdreadnoughts have been going to go into their very own MDM diversity from Ajax. once they did that, the send used to be going to die, someway. the one solution to hinder that might were to give up her to the enemy, which might simply ensue at hand all of that useful technological facts and examples of contemporary platforms over to Haven. i'm wondering if Horn's cold-blooded adequate to offer the scuttle order? may well she particularly order the send blown up understanding over part her team might decide on her? the truth that no courtroom of inquiry or court-martial convened in Manticore might ever condemn her for honorably surrendering her vessel made the commander's difficulty much more hellish. For that topic, if she did not surrender—if she went forward and destroyed her personal send, with such a lot of of her humans nonetheless aboard—her identify may unquestionably be vilified by way of any variety of those that hadn't been there, hadn't needed to face a similar selection or make an analogous name. yet she's unlikely to need to do this, Michelle idea nearly lightly. If she attempts to struggle that a lot firepower, the Peeps will look after it for her. "If your send will nonetheless be wrestle able, Captain," she acknowledged officially to Horn, "then through all ability, I concur. Given the tactical state of affairs, evacuating every body you could by means of pod is obviously the precise selection. " "Thank you, Ma'am," Horn stated softly. the choice have been hers, yet her gratitude for Michelle's concurrence used to be either noticeable and deep. Then she drew a deep breath. "If you and your employees will evacuate Flag Bridge now, Ma'am, there will be time—" "No, Captain," Michelle interrupted quietly. Horn checked out her, and he or she shook her head. "Those pods could be utilized by the group of workers assigned to them or closest to them for the time being the evacuation order is given," Michelle persisted gradually. For a second, she notion Horn was once going to argue. For that subject, Horn had the authority to reserve Michelle and her employees off the send, and to exploit strength to complete that finish, if worthwhile. yet as she seemed into the commander's eyes, she observed that Horn understood. If Michelle Henke's flagship was once going to die with humans trapped aboard it, then she was once going to be a type of humans. It made completely no feel from any logical standpoint, yet that did not subject. "Yes, Ma'am," Horn stated, and produced whatever just like a grin. "Now, if you will excuse me, Admiral, i've got a few orders to issue," she acknowledged. "By all skill, Captain. transparent. " "You know," Lieutenant Commander Stackpole stated, "I recognize we are pretty well screwed, Ma'am, yet i actually wish to take a few of them with us. " there has been anything remarkably like whimsy in his tone, and Michelle puzzled if he used to be conscious of that . . . or how ironic it used to be. Ironic or now not, part of her agreed with him. Bogey had persisted its pursuit of the remainder of the duty strength in basic terms until eventually it grew to become seen that it'd be most unlikely to overhaul Imperator and the opposite ships in corporation along with her.

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