Diplomatic Immunity (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures)

By Lois McMaster Bujold

A wealthy Komarran service provider fleet has been impounded at Graf Station, in far away Quaddiespace, after a bloody incident at the station docks regarding a safety officer from the convoy's Barrayaran army escort. Lord Miles Vorkosigan of Barrayar and his spouse, woman Ekaterin, produce other issues on their minds.

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I might otherwise be here,” she stated sturdily. “Just in case . . . simply in case anything occurs quickly. ” “I'll continue you company,” Miles volunteered. “For a short while, besides. ” There, permit Venn attempt to shift his diplomatic mass. Venn at the very least controlled to get them shifted out of his workplace by way of accomplishing them to a personal ready house, ads it as extra undisturbed. extra undisturbed for Venn, besides. Miles and Nicol have been left relating to one another in bothered silence. What Miles such a lot desired to understand used to be if Bel had the other ImpSec company in educate at the present that will have impinged all at once final evening. yet he used to be virtually convinced Nicol knew not anything of Bel's moment resource of income—and hazard. in addition to, that used to be wishful considering. If any company had impinged, it used to be most likely the present mess. Which was once now messy sufficient to elevate each hackle Miles owned to quivering consciousness. Bel had escaped its former profession just about unscathed, regardless of Admiral Naismith's sometimes-lethal nimbus. For the Betan herm to have come all this manner, to have come so with reference to regaining a personal existence and destiny, in simple terms to have its prior achieve out like a few blind destiny and swat it down now . . . Miles swallowed guilt and fear, and avoided blurting a few ill-timed and incoherent apology to Nicol. whatever had definitely encounter Bel final evening, yet Bel was once speedy and shrewdpermanent and skilled; Bel may well cope. Bel had continually coped prior to. yet even the success you made for your self ran out occasionally. . . . Nicol broke the stretched silence through asking a few random query of Roic approximately Barrayar, and the armsman again clumsy yet type small consult distract her from her nerves. Miles glanced at his wrist com. used to be it too early to name Ekaterin? What the bloody hell used to be subsequent on his schedule, besides? He'd deliberate to spend this morning carrying out fast-penta interrogations. the entire threads he'd concept he'd had in hand, winding in properly, had come to those disturbingly comparable reduce ends; Firka vanished, Dubauer vanished, and now Bel vanished too. And Solian, remember him. Graf Station, for all its maze-like non-design, wasn't that giant a spot. have been all of them sucked into an identical oubliette? what number oubliettes may well the damned labyrinth have? To his shock, his annoyed fretting used to be interrupted via the evening manager sticking her head in via one of many around doorways. Hadn't she been leaving? “Lord Auditor Vorkosigan, might we see you for a second? ” she requested in a well mannered tone. He excused himself to Nicol and floated after her, Roic trailing dutifully. She led the best way again via a hall to Venn's within sight workplace. Venn was once completing a comconsole name, announcing, “He's the following, he is scorching, and he is everywhere me. it is your task to address him. ” He glanced over his shoulder and reduce the com. Above the vid plate, Miles simply glimpsed Sealer Greenlaw's shape, wrapped in what could be a bathrobe, vanish with a sparkle. while the door hissed closed back in the back of them, the manager became in midair and acknowledged, “The patroller that you simply precise to escort Postmaster Thorne final evening reviews that Thorne pushed aside him once they bought to the Joint.

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