By Patrick Tilley
Steve, Cadillac and Clearwater meet with triumph and catastrophe as they fight to dodge the clutches of either the Iron Masters and the disguised killer squads despatched out by way of the Lone big name Confederation to purge the overground of renegade Trackers and deserters. Clearwater's earth-magic will get them out of numerous tight corners however the Iron Masters turn out to be tenacious adversaries and the 1st kinfolk - the sinister oligarchy who rule the Confederation - don't have any goal of loosening their grip on Steve Brickman. regardless of his obvious treachery, he's a helpful pawn in a online game which, if misplaced, may spell the top of the 1st Family's dream of reconquering the blue-sky global.
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Something came over Venera’s face. Softness? Some subtle giving- SUN OF SUNS | 69 in to an interpretation of his actions that he didn’t understand? “It will all be made clear tonight,” she said in as soothing a tone as she was likely capable of. He could have retreated around a corner, waited for her to leave. He might have staked out Fanning’s ofﬁce for the rest of the night. Instead he found his feet take another step and another, and then he was turning and clattering down the steps as though he actually had some other place to go.
He was going to surprise them. But not, apparently, yet. ” he demanded of a petty ofﬁcer. The man snapped to attention, slowly drifting upward and away from his post. ” He turned away, composing himself before the man could see his mask of professionalism slip. He was looking for something to do— a tie-down to criticize, a chart crib to fold—when the navigator said, “She’s here, sir,” with some relief in his voice. He was ﬂoating next to a porthole; Chaison stepped over ﬁfteen feet of empty air to join him there, and look where he pointed.
To be so close to his goal and yet be unable to act was intolerable. He walked through the Fanning household like a dutiful servant for hours while his mind raced through scenarios: Fanning walking by distracted in a hallway; Hayden slipping into the Admiralty unnoticed by the omnipresent security police . . The chances never came, and he was getting desperate. He’d driven Venera Fanning again today—unnecessarily, for she could easily have taken a cable car. He wondered at her motives in riding with him.