By Susan R. Matthews
Under Jurisdiction sequence, e-book 5
Andrej Koscuisko, the Ragnarok’s Ship's Inquisitor, goes domestic on depart. His send of task is engaging in education workouts, and whilst an observer station abruptly explodes –- killing the Ragnarok’s captain -– Pesadie education Command has to come back up with a canopy tale in a rush or hazard publicity of its black-market profiteering.
There is a very easily visible clarification: the Ragnarok did it on objective. All Pesadie wishes are a couple of confessions -- got through judicial torture, which creates its personal fact. And a sour enemy from Andrej’s earliest days in Fleet has been watching for simply such a chance to set a seize and bait it with the lives of individuals Andrej loves.
Andrej must struggle Fleet itself to carry the Ragnarok the one factor which can shop the send and workforce from destruction –- a unmarried piece of proof with the capability to alter the process the background of Jurisdiction house endlessly.
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