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The Agent Gambit
     

The Agent Gambit

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by Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
 

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Back in Print at Last: Two Consecutive Novels in the Top-Selling Liaden Universe® Space Adventure Series: Agent of Change and Carpe Diem.

Two space adventure novels in the popular Liaden Universe® series in one popularly-priced Omni-trade edition:

Agent of Change: Once a brilliant First-in-Scout, Val Con

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Back in Print at Last: Two Consecutive Novels in the Top-Selling Liaden Universe® Space Adventure Series: Agent of Change and Carpe Diem.

Two space adventure novels in the popular Liaden Universe® series in one popularly-priced Omni-trade edition:

Agent of Change: Once a brilliant First-in-Scout, Val Con yos’Phelium was “recruited” by the shadowy Liaden Department of Interior and brainwashed into an Agent of Change—a ruthless covert operative who kills without remorse. Val Con has been playing a deep game, far from the orderly life of clan and kin. Fleeing his latest mission, he saves the life of ex-mercenary Miri Robertson, a Terran on the run from interplanetary assassins. Thrown together by circumstances, Val Con and Miri struggle to elude their enemies and stay alive without killing each other-or surrendering to the unexpected passion that flares between them. Which name – or face – will the agent choose when the game gets tough and an escape for only one of them seems possible?

Carpe Diem: On the run from interplanetary assassins and a ruthless interstellar crime cartel, covert operative Val Con yos'Phelium and former mercenary sergeant Miri Robertson formed an alliance of necessity and wound up stranded on a planet with no rescue in sight. Their on-world problems were looking manageable after they assumed new identities as musicians, that is until a local war forced them to reveal their alien combat skills – and doubt their own growing partnership of trust and love. By then the relentless hound of an agent on Val Con's trail was closing in with the very weapon Val Con and Miri most feared, and the game got very rough indeed.

“I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories.” —Anne McCaffrey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439134078
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Liaden Universe Series , #11
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
254,836
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller live in the rolling hills of with two insistent muses in the form of cats and a large cast of characters. The husband-and-wife team's collaborative work in science fiction and fantasy include twelve novels and numerous short stories in their award-winning Liaden Universe®. In addition to their collaborative work, Steve has seen short stories, nonfiction, and reviews published under his name, while has seen published short stories, newspaper pieces, and two mystery novels.

Steve was the founding curator of the of 's Kuhn Library Science Fiction Research Collection and a former Nebula juror. For five years, served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, consecutively as Executive Director, Vice President and President. 's interests include music, seashores and pine cones. Steve also enjoys music, plays tournament chess, and collects cat whiskers.

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The Agent Gambit 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
"Agent of Change." The Department of Interior recruited First Scout Val Con yos'Phelium of Clan Korval as an Agent of Change. He became a covert assassin with no feelings. Completing his current mission with a bang, Val Con does the unthinkable for a brainwashed soulless agent. He rescues former Terran mercenary Miri Robertson from five Juntavas interstellar crime syndicate assassins; ignoring his implanted Loop that warns him to dump her. She mashes his head in remittance, but Val Con saves her life again. They are attracted to one another, but distrust each other even as the Juntavas mob wants both dead. As she keeps dumping him, he keeps finding her. "Carpe Diem." The Juntavas mob calls off the hits of lifemates Val Con and Miri. However, they are given a crippled ship in the middle of the Yxtrang who want them dead. The pair fixes the vessel enough for one jump to nearby Vandar; a planet that is so primitive the sentient race thought they were alone in the universe. Val Con and Miri know they are stranded so they make the best of it. Val Con's family and close friends search for him. On Liad, his sister Nova interprets a message from Val Con that informs the Korval Clan their heir lives and that the Department of Interior searches for him too. Their involvement leaves Nova suspecting the worse.. This is a reprint of two of the early Liaden thrillers. Both tales are exciting romantic science fiction loaded with hi and low tech action, a strong lead couple, and a belief in the Lee-Miller outer space, as well as a sense of family. Fans will enjoy this pairing, but though unnecessary to enjoy this duet, newcomers will better understand Clan Korval and planet Liad by reading Local Custom first. Harriet Klausner
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