By David Drake
The 1st trouble of Empire starts with the demise of the Emperor, leaving a toddler as his successor. Will the leaders of the empire rally at the back of the child-Emperor? in the event that they don't, interstellar civilization will once more dissolve into civil warfare and slide into one other lengthy evening of barbarism.
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If you can find me, so can someone who isn't just looking for information. It's sloppy shit like this that gets people like me killed. I'm telling you all this because short of killing you, I don't see another way out. You've just made me very, very nervous, Mr. Creek. And between you and me I don't think I'm out of it. " Creek asked his agent when he returned home. "Three," the agent said, a disembodied voice because Creek had not put on his monitor glasses. "The first is from your mother, who is wondering whether you're planning to come visit her next month like you said you were going to.
Fixer grabbed the music player on the counter. "Give me a minute to put this into the system and put up the 'out to lunch sign," he said. " "Great," Creek said. Fixer pulled up his keyboard and typed in the information for his work order. Creek stood back from the counter and looked over at the Akita, who was still staring at him intently. "Nice doggie," Creek said. ***** "There's been a 'Fixer' in this neighborhood since before it was Dogstown," Fixer said to Creek, as he handed him a beer from his workshop refrigerator.
And you've always done the right thing by my family. You've always been there to help us. I haven't forgotten. " Both of their eyes went back to the headstone. "I was more helpful to some of you than others," Creek said. "Don't blame yourself for Brian, Harry," Javna said. "That wasn't about you. " "I promised you I'd look out for him," Creek said. "Still sticking up for Brian," Javna said. "You said it yourself. You know Brian. You couldn't tell him anything. You couldn't look out for him because he wouldn't look out for himself.
An Honorable Defense (Crisis of Empire, Book 1) by David Drake