The Agent Gambit (Liaden #11) (Paperback)
Baen, 9781439134078, 672pp.
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Back in Print at Last: Two Consecutive Novels in the Top-Selling Liaden Universe(R) Space Adventure Series: Agent of Change and Carpe Diem. Two space adventure novels in the popular Liaden Universe(R) series in one popularly-priced Omni-trade edition: Agent of Change Once a brilliant First-in-Scout, Val Con yos'Phelium was "recruited" by the shadowy Liaden Department of Interior and brainwashed into an Agent of Change--a ruthless covert operative who kills without remorse. Val Con has been playing a deep game, far from the orderly life of clan and kin. Fleeing his latest mission, he saves the life of ex-mercenary Miri Robertson, a Terran on the run from interplanetary assassins. Thrown together by circumstances, Val Con and Miri struggle to elude their enemies and stay alive without killing each other-or surrendering to the unexpected passion that flares between them. Which name - or face - will the agent choose when the game gets tough and an escape for only one of them seems possible? Carpe Diem On the run from interplanetary assassins and a ruthless interstellar crime cartel, covert operative Val Con yos'Phelium and former mercenary sergeant Miri Robertson formed an alliance of necessity and wound up stranded on a planet with no rescue in sight. Their on-world problems were looking manageable after they assumed new identities as musicians, that is until a local war forced them to reveal their alien combat skills - and doubt their own growing partnership of trust and love. By then the relentless hound of an agent on Val Con's trail was closing in with the very weapon Val Con and Miri most feared, and the game got very rough indeed. "I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories." --Anne McCaffrey
About the Author
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller live in the rolling hills of Central Maine with two insistent muses in the form of cats and a large cast of characters. The husband-and-wife team's collaborative work in science fiction and fantasy include twelve novels and numerous short stories in their award-winning Liaden Universe(R). In addition to their collaborative work, Steve has seen short stories, nonfiction, and reviews published under his name, while Sharon has seen published short stories, newspaper pieces, and two mystery novels. Steve was the founding curator of the University of Maryland's Kuhn Library Science Fiction Research Collection and a former Nebula juror. For five years, Sharon served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, consecutively as Executive Director, Vice President and President. Sharon's interests include music, seashores and pine cones. Steve also enjoys music, plays tournament chess, and collects cat whiskers.