|Cauldron of Ghosts (2014) [Novel]|
by Eric Flint David Weber
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(From the publisher):
The Mesan Alignment: a centuries old cabal that seeks to impose its vision of a society dominated by genetic rank onto the human race. Now the consipracy stands exposed by spies Anton Zilwicki and Victor Cachet - one an agent of Honor Harrington's Star Kingdom of Maticore, the other Haven's best secret operative. The outing of the Alignment has turned the galaxy's political framework topsy-turvy. Old coalitions have disintegrated and new alliances have been born.
For starters, the long and hard-fought war between the Republic oh Haven and the Star Empire of Manticore is not only over, but these bitter enemies have formed a new pact. Their common foe is the Mesan Alignment.
But more information is needed to bring the Alignment out of the shadows. Now, defying the odds and relying on genetic wizardry themselves for a disguise, Zilwicki and Cachat return to Mesa - only to discover that even they have underestimated the Alignment's ruthlessness and savagery.
Soon they are on the run in Mesa's underworld, not only hunted by the alignment but threatened by the exploding conflict on the planet between Mesa's overlords and the brutalized slaves and descendants of slaves who have suffered under their rule for so long. But if Zilwicki and Cachat succeed in rooting out the ancient conspiracy, a great evil may finally be removed from the galaxy - and on a long-oppressed planet, freedom may dawn at last.
Original title: Cauldron of Ghosts
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Opera