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The far side of the stars
Drake, David, 1945-
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Publication Information:
Riverdale, NY : Baen ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, [2003]

Physical Description:
436 pages ; 25 cm
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X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
X Adult Fiction Science Fiction/Fantasy

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In the wake of the peace accord between the Republic of Cinnabar and the Alliance, former warriors Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy make a living escorting wealthy nobles on an expedition to a remote section of the universe and find themselves taking on winged dragon.

Author Notes

David Drake was born on September 24, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa. He attended University of Iowa, where he graduated with a degree in History (with honors) and Latin. He then attended Duke Law School. He was drafted out of law school, served in the army for two years and then returned to school. He worked as an Assistant Town Attorney of Chapel Hill and then part-time as a city bus driver before he became a full-time writer.

Drake is considered a master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Hammer's Slammers, military science fiction, was his first published series. His other titles include Northworld series, The Dragon Lord, Starliner, Ranks of Bronze, and Redliners.

In recognition of his work, he won a World Fantasy award in 1976.

He currently resides in North Carolina.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Readers who have been entranced by the previous adventures of Daniel Leary and Adele Munday (With the Lightnings, 1998; Lt. Leary, Commanding, 2000) will sigh with relief to see them again. After settling a few family matters on Cinnabar with the high body count usual for Adele, the pair re-embarks aboard Princess Cecile. Their old ship has been sold out of the navy, however, and is now the private yacht of the Klimovs, two mad Russians touring the stars in search of big game, high stakes gambling, and the priceless Earth Diamond--the last known map of old Earth. With Daniel and Adele doing teamwork, the quest is successful, despite the Klimovs' best efforts and a rogue Cinnabar naval squadron. By then the duo has stumbled on an Alliance plan to stage a Pearl Harbor and must trade the diamond for Cecile, which they turn back into a highly successful warship. But really, Mr. Drake, three years is too long to wait for another Leary-Munday. More and sooner, sir! --Roland Green Copyright 2003 Booklist