By Lois McMaster Bujold
Diplomat, soldier, secret agent -- Lieutenant Lord Miles Naismith Vorkosigan of the Barrayaran Empire, a.k.a. Admiral Naismith of the Dendarii unfastened Mercenaries, is a tender guy of many elements. Miles and his good-looking cousin Ivan are known as upon to play an easy diplomatic function at the capital global of Barrayar's outdated enemy until eventually homicide and deceit thrust them into Cetagandan inner politics on the optimum degrees, and Miles discovers the secrets and techniques of the haut-women's organic area to be very advanced certainly. Commander Elli Quinn, despatched by means of Miles at the path of these secrets and techniques, meets a guy who marches to the beat of a truly assorted drummer. Dr. Ethan Urquhart, obstetrician from a planet forbidden to ladies, is on a quest at cross-purposes to Elli's project -- or is it? results of Cetagandan bioengineering proceed to play out, this time on a Dendarii sortie to the crime planet of Jackson's complete. whilst he encounters a genetically altered super-soldier, Miles's regimen rescue strike takes a surprising challenging flip for the unanticipated. Publisher's notice: Miles, secret & Mayhem used to be formerly released in components as Cetaganda, Ethan of Athos, and "Labyrinth." this can be the 1st unified variation.
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This musty dump can't be our docking port, can it? I mean, where's the Barrayaran ambassador? " Ivan sighed. " "That was no customs inspector. " Miles pointed. Two vid-pickups mounted strategically on nearby walls were ripped from their moorings, dangling sadly down. "He disabled them before he tried to board. I don't understand. " "You, boy. " Miles concealed a deep breath, hoping his heart rate would slow. "Speak for yourself," said Ivan. " asked Miles belatedly. " Ivan glanced down at the nerve disruptor in Miles's right hand, and the rod in his left, and wrinkled his nose.
At least the uniform trousers concealed his weakness. He fastened his tunic, sealed the polished short-boots, checked his hair in the mirror over his dresser, and followed the impatient Ivan, already at the door. In passing he slipped the folded flimsy into his trouser pocket, pausing in the corridor to re-key the door lock to his own palm. A somewhat futile gesture; as a trained ImpSec agent Lieutenant Vorkosigan knew exactly how insecure palm locks could be. Despite, or perhaps because of, Ivan's prodding, they arrived in the foyer at almost the same moment as Ambassador Vorob'yev.
Miles, Mystery & Mayhem Lois McMaster Bujold This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. Cetaganda copyright © 1996; Ethan of Athos copyright © 1986; "Labyrinth" copyright © 1989; "Author's Afterword" copyright © 2001; all by Lois McMaster Bujold. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. O. com ISBN: 0-671-31858-6 Cover art by Patrick Turner Interior map by Eleanor Kostyk First printing, December 2001 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Bujold, Lois McMaster.