By Jack Campbell
The misplaced Fleet keeps its perilous trip domestic. Badly broken and occasional on offers, the Alliance Fleet is raiding Syndic mines for uncooked fabrics and Captain 'Black Jack' Geary hopes they could proceed to stay one step sooner than their enemies. however the Syndics are the least of Geary's concerns while he learns of the lifestyles of extraterrestrial beings with the ability to annihilate the human race.
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An assassin loose in the Gut on London's first day back in the Hunting Ground. He is coming down here in person to discuss it. Will you sit with me while I wait for him? You can have some of my breakfast if you like. There is coffee on the table - rolls -butter. " Katherine had no appetite either, but she glanced at the food, and noticed a battered leather pack lying on the far side of the table. It was the pack the girl assassin had dropped in the Gut last night, and its contents were spread out around it like exhibits in a strange museum: a metal water-bottle, a first-aid kit, some string, a few strips of dried meat that looked tougher than the tongues of old boots and a stained and crumpled sheet of paper with a photograph stapled to it.
I shall make sure my new models are much simpler. " Crome stops at a small, round door and touches a stud that sends it whirling open. "I intend to keep my promise to Shrike. " Beyond the door hang shadows and a smell of oil. A tall shape stands motionless against a far wall. As the Lord Mayor steps into the room two round, green eyes snap on like headlights. " says Crome, sounding almost cheery. "How are we today? " replies a voice from the darkness. It is a horrible voice, sharp as the squeal of rusty cogs.
We've been heading south by south east since first light," explained Hester wearily, before he could ask. " Tom sat down in a heap with his back to the shuddering wall. " he said. "London must be hundreds of miles away! " Hester said nothing. Her face was white, making the scars stand out even more than usual, and blood had soaked into the planking around her injured leg. An hour crawled by, and then another. Sometimes people went hurrying along the walkway outside, their shadows blocking out the skinny shafts of sunlight.
Courageous (Lost Fleet, Book 3) (UK Edition) by Jack Campbell