All library locations are closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

Engaging the enemy: Vatta's War Series, Book 3

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Vatta's war volume 3.
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
For fans of fast-paced adventure and compelling characters, the military science fiction of Nebula Award--winning author Elizabeth Moon is the perfect choice. The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta, black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd., one of the galaxy's wealthiest merchant houses, is a heroine like no other, blessed with a killer instinct for business and for battle. Now, in the aftermath of cold-blooded assassinations that have left her parents dead and the Vatta shipping empire shattered, Kylara faces her greatest challenge yet. There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter. Placing her cousin Stella in command of the trading vessel Gary Tobai, Ky embarks aboard the captured pirate ship Fair Kaleen on a twofold mission: to salvage the family business and to punish those responsible for the killings . . . before they strike again. Since the network providing instantaneous communication between star systems has been sabotaged, news is hard to come by and available information impossible to trust. But as she travels from system to system, with Stella a step behind, Ky pieces together the clues and discovers a conspiracy of terrifying scope, breathtaking audacity, and utter ruthlessness. The only hope the independent systems and merchants have against this powerful enemy is to band together. Unfortunately, because she commands a ship known to belong to a notorious pirate--her own relative Osman Vatta, whom she killed for his part in her parents' deaths--Ky is met with suspicion, if not outright hostility. Rumors swirl about her intent, her very identity. Soon even Stella begins to question her cousin's decisions and her authority to make them. Meanwhile, the conspiracy Ky hunts is hunting her in turn, with agents insinuated into every space station, every planetary government, every arm of the military, and every merchant house--including her own. Before she can take the fight to the enemy, Kylara must survive a deadly minefield of deception and betrayal.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780345447562
9780345447579
9781400138296
9781400108299
9780345491008
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 9438520b-34c9-af1f-9f1f-da0e7f4bdded
Full title engaging the enemy
Author moon elizabeth
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 23:36:46PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-25 23:55:49PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Holloway, Cynthia.
author Elizabeth Moon
author2-role Holloway, Cynthia.
author_display Moon, Elizabeth
available_at_catalog Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Audiobook, Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description

For fans of fast-paced adventure and compelling characters, the military science fiction of Nebula Award--winning author Elizabeth Moon is the perfect choice.

The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta, black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd., one of the galaxy's wealthiest merchant houses, is a heroine like no other, blessed with a killer instinct for business and for battle. Now, in the aftermath of cold-blooded assassinations that have left her parents dead and the Vatta shipping empire shattered, Kylara faces her greatest challenge yet.

There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter. Placing her cousin Stella in command of the trading vessel Gary Tobai, Ky embarks aboard the captured pirate ship Fair Kaleen on a twofold mission: to salvage the family business and to punish those responsible for the killings . . . before they strike again.

Since the network providing instantaneous communication between star systems has been sabotaged, news is hard to come by and available information impossible to trust. But as she travels from system to system, with Stella a step behind, Ky pieces together the clues and discovers a conspiracy of terrifying scope, breathtaking audacity, and utter ruthlessness.

The only hope the independent systems and merchants have against this powerful enemy is to band together. Unfortunately, because she commands a ship known to belong to a notorious pirate--her own relative Osman Vatta, whom she killed for his part in her parents' deaths--Ky is met with suspicion, if not outright hostility. Rumors swirl about her intent, her very identity. Soon even Stella begins to question her cousin's decisions and her authority to make them.

Meanwhile, the conspiracy Ky hunts is hunting her in turn, with agents insinuated into every space station, every planetary government, every arm of the military, and every merchant house--including her own. Before she can take the fight to the enemy, Kylara must survive a deadly minefield of deception and betrayal.

From the Hardcover edition.

format_catalog Book, CD audio book, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 9438520b-34c9-af1f-9f1f-da0e7f4bdded
isbn 9780345447562, 9780345447579, 9780345491008, 9781400108299, 9781400138296
item_details ils:CARL0000265361|35192034554299|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Moon|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000403715|35192039740695|Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Moon|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, overdrive:7a8bbe06-5ffa-4d03-a219-bbc176570b3f|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book
last_indexed 2018-05-26T04:55:49.62Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Moon, Fiction Moon
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780345447562
publishDate 2006, 2008
record_details ils:CARL0000265361|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Del Rey/Ballentine Books,|c2006.|401 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000403715|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Tantor Audio,|p2008.|13 sound discs. (16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:7a8bbe06-5ffa-4d03-a219-bbc176570b3f|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2006|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000265361|35192034554299|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000403715|35192039740695|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:7a8bbe06-5ffa-4d03-a219-bbc176570b3f|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
series Vatta's war
series_with_volume Vatta's war|3
subject_facet Audiobooks, Life on other planets -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction, Science fiction, American, Space warfare -- Fiction, War stories, American
title_display Engaging the enemy
title_full Engaging the Enemy Vatta's War Series, Book 3, Engaging the enemy / Elizabeth Moon, Engaging the enemy [sound recording] / by Elizabeth Moon
title_short Engaging the enemy
title_sub Vatta's War Series, Book 3
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, Life on other planets, Revenge, Science Fiction, Science fiction, American, Space warfare, War stories, American