Bitter Angels

Bitter Angels

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by C. L. Anderson
     
 

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An Imploding Star System.
A Murdered Galactic Spy.
A Woman Seeking the Truth—and Finding the Unbelievable…

The Erasmus System is a sprawling realm of slavery, smugglers, spies—and constant, creeping decrepitude. Here everyone who is not part of the ruling Four Families is a slave of one kind or another. But the Guardians, a special-forces

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An Imploding Star System.
A Murdered Galactic Spy.
A Woman Seeking the Truth—and Finding the Unbelievable…

The Erasmus System is a sprawling realm of slavery, smugglers, spies—and constant, creeping decrepitude. Here everyone who is not part of the ruling Four Families is a slave of one kind or another. But the Guardians, a special-forces branch inside the United World Government for Earth, have deemed Erasmus a “hot spot.” Somehow, it is believed, this failing colony intends to launch a war upon the solar system.

Ex-Field Commander Terese Drajeske, now a mother of three, has been called back to active duty and sent to Erasmus, ostensibly to investigate the murder of her colleague—and friend—Bianca Fayette. At first blush, the death defies explanation: Bianca was immortal. But beneath that single murder lies a twisted foundation of deceptions. Suddenly Terese is plunged into a vortex of shattered lives, endemic deceit, and one dreadful secret. In this society without hope, someone has put into motion a plan that will cast humanity into chaos. And Terese, who has given up her family and her sanity to prevent war, may be asked to make the ultimate sacrifice….

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“Bitter Angels is a great edge-of-the-seat interstellar intrigue and a riveting space opera—espionage hybrid with a shattering denouement. This one was tough to put down.”—David J. Williams, author of The Burning Skies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553592177
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
763,787
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

C.L. Anderson has been known to tell people she lives in a stately Victorian home on a windswept island in Lake Superior with her three sisters and their pet wolf Manfred.  She has also been known to tell people she is a science fiction writer living near Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband, son and cat.  What is known is that this is her first novel and she’s very much looking forward to many more.

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echo1946 More than 1 year ago
I was drawn to this book because of the strong female protagonist. The premise of the main character going off-world to investigate a murder is nothing new. However, the unfolding of the plot and what happened to the victim is interesting and original. The chapters are named by the characters. Two of the characters are written in the first person. The others are written in the third person. This helps the reader be clear about the characters' the point of view, but still, the story is difficult to follow. After re-reading the prologue, I am still unsure as to whether the Erasmus System is a group of planets and moons or many different habitats in space. If the story told us this at some point it would be nice to be reminded a time or two later on in case the reader missed it. If this story is set in the future, which I assume it is, why is the main character's home on Lake Superior not victim to global warming? She speaks of how cold it is outside--Chicago too. Good plot but I would like to see more clarity about the unfolding of events as well as the setting.
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Talking-Horse More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by this author but I will be looking for more from her in the future. She grabs your attention from the begining and doesn't let go until the last page. This is a real page turner that I enjoyed very much and lost sleep over because I just couldn't put it down. If you like sci-fi and mystry all rolled in one this is the one to read.