By Lois McMaster Bujold
One crafty plan too many? It's spring in Vorbarr Sultana, and a tender person's fancy evenly turns to concepts of affection ...money ...bio-genetics ...love ...lack of cash ...incompatible planetary sexual mores ...love ...District succession scandals ...the Emperor's marriage ceremony ...and, after all, love ...Lord Miles Vorkosigan, youngest Imperial Auditor to be appointed by way of the Emperor because the Time of Isolation, has an issue all his new strength can't resolve: unrequited love for the attractive Vor widow Ekaterin Vorsoisson. Ekaterin is violently allergic to marriage due to her first publicity. yet as Miles realized from his overdue profession in galactic covert ops, if a frontal attack won't do, visit subterfuge. He has a crafty plan ...Lord Mark Vorkosigan has an issue: his love for the sunny Kareen, daughter of Commodore Koudelka, has simply turn into unrequited back. but when all his new cash can't resolve their issue, maybe a really apt mixing of technology and entrepreneurial scheming may. He has a crafty plan ...'It's one other winner with all types of unforeseen adventures ...Georgette Heyer has met her fit for intrigue and elegance! A sprightly carried out romance with twists and turns that can simply occur in a Vorkosigan-inspired novel...Boy, can she write!' -Anne McCaffrey.
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He inquired smoothly. “I gave strict orders —” “I am here to ask questions before answering them,” said Rosemonde. ” The prince had by this time quite recovered his bland composure. “She is chartered to me, and is going to land you at Ben Ho — ultimately,” he replied. He was a bulky man, square jawed, and obviously no one’s fool. “When I heard at Saigon that you were seeking to take passage I ordered Captain Hi Lung to accommodate you. I trust there was no harm in that? ” Rosemonde met his smiling gaze frowning a little.
Hoarsely returned the skipper. “Then good night to ye, and pleasant dreams,” said Desmond, starting for the ladder. ” muttered the skipper hastily. ” “It’ll give me pleasure to reciprocate,” said Desmond, returning. “I’ll take me knife to these lines — heavens, but they’ve lashed ye tight! ” The skipper uttered furious but inarticulate oaths, and staggered to his feet. “Give me your arm when we get up,” he said at last. “It’s a bad crack over the skull I got. ” Desmond explained the situation.
Why, that’s the cook talkin’, I expect. ” “Sure of it,” assented Desmond. ” A Celestial with a megaphone was standing in the bows of the junk, talking with someone on the schooner’s deck. For the present, however, Desmond was confident that every one concerned had been too absorbed in the work on hand to notice either the woman at her window or the figures at the stern window of the schooner. 59 60 THE OPIUM SHIP Leaving the other three to discuss the junk, Desmond went into the forward cabin. He felt himself once more, and he was ready for action.