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    DescriptionDaniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects. Adele Mundy is a scholar whose family was massacred by the Government of Cinnabar. Kostroma is a wealthy planet which depends on diplomacy to stay independent through galactic power struggles. In a few hours, diplomacy is going to fail Kostroma. Daniel, Adele, and the scratch crew they gather aren't much to stand in the way of a powerful invasion fleet, but just possibly they're enough. They have nothing on their side but each other -- and heaven help whatever tries to stand in their way!


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    Title
    With the Lightnings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Drake
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 700 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780671578183
    ISBN 10: 0671578189
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 720
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC028000, FIC028010
    LC classification: PS3554.R196 W58 1999
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Baen Books
    Imprint name
    Baen Books
    Publication date
    01 July 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Riverdale
    Review quote
    "... vintage Drake, fast paced, heroic, and ending in a rousing climax".-- Science Fiction Chronicle
    Review text
    More military science fiction from one of the leading exponents (Patriots, 1996, etc.). Here, the Republic of Cinnabar is at war with the Alliance of Free Stars. Planet Kostroma trades with both but has a military agreement with Cinnabar. Opponents of Kostroma's supremo, Walter III, however, are unhappy with the agreement, so Cinnabar dispatches a high-level delegation of space Navy bigwigs, including Lt. Cassian Daniels (though estranged from his son, Cassian's father is a political heavyweight). With nothing much to do, Cassian wanders about Kostroma City and meets scholar Adele Mundy, a disgraced aristocrat hired by Walter to set up a grand library. After unwittingly insulting Adele - Cassian's father was responsible for ruining Adele's family - Cassian sends a detachment of hard-bitten sailors to help Adele out. But unknown to Cassian, ruthless Alliance superspy Markos has pressured computer whiz Adele into providing intelligence, and soon an Alliance-backed military coup overthrows Walter and executes the Cinnabar delegates - except for Cassian, who will team up with Adele and the sailors to create mayhem among the Alliance/Kostroman forces before a rescue fleet from Cinnabar eventually arrives. After a sluggish start - the schmoozing and politicking quickly grow tedious - the yam unfolds into an authentically taut and exciting tussle, courtesy of Drake's unflinching portrayal of battle's downside and his eye for telling detail. (Kirkus Reviews)
    Back cover copy
    A FRIENDSHIP FORGED IN HELL!Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects since he quarreled with his ruthless, politically powerful father.Adele Mundy is a scholar with no money and no prospects since her family was massacred for conspiring against the Government of Cinnabar.Kostroma is a wealthy planet which depends on diplomacy to stay independent in a galaxy whose two great powers, Cinnabar and Alliance, battle for supremacy.In a few hours, diplomacy is going to fail Kostroma. Daniel, Adele, and the scratch crew they gather aren't much to stand in the way of a powerful invasion fleet, but just possibly they're enough.They have nothing on their side but each other -- and heaven help whatever tries to stand in their way!