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Dying is easy. Coming back to life is hard.

At least that's what Miles Vorkosigan thinks and
he should know, having done both once already. That was when he last visited the
planet of Jackson's Whole, while rescuing his brother. Thanks to quick thinking
on the part of his staff, and incredible artistry on the part of the specialist
who revived him, his first death won't be his last. But his next one might be, a
realization he finds profoundly

Even after he returns to military
duty, his late death seems to be having a greater effect than he's willing to
admit. Unfortunately, his weakness reveals itself to the world at large at just
the wrong time and in just the wrong way, and Miles is summoned home to face
Barrayaran security chief Simon Illyan. But when things begin to go subtly wrong
in Imperial Security itself, "Who shall guard the guardians?" becomes a
more-than-rhetorical question, with a potentially lethal

Things look bad, but they are far worse
than Miles imagines, as he discovers his worst nightmares about Simon Illyan
don't compare to Illyan's worst nightmares-or are they
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 107.7 x 173.99 x 25.65mm | 231.33g
  • Riverdale, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 067187845X
  • 9780671878450
  • 79,697

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