Mirror Dance (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures)

By Lois McMaster Bujold

The interesting follow-up to Brothers in hands. Miles Vorkosigan is in difficulty. His brother, a cloned stranger shaped from tissue stolen from Miles whilst he was once a toddler, desires to homicide and substitute him. regrettably, Mark has discovered that with no Miles, he's . . . not anything.

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And? " Bothari-Jesek raised an eyebrow. "And i would relatively wish to have the cryo-chamber again first. " "To shove below the door in addition to the record? Quinnie, it would not healthy. " Quinn shrugged one shielding shoulder. After a second Bothari-Jesek provided, "I accept as true with you approximately now not sending something throughout the Jacksonian jump-courier process, notwithstanding. " "Yes, from what Illyan's acknowledged, it is riddled with spies, and never simply the nice homes checking up on one another, both. there is not anything Barrayar might do to assist us within the subsequent day-cycle besides. " "How long," Mark swallowed, "is that how lengthy i must move on laying Miles? " "I do not know! " acknowledged Quinn sharply. She gulped again keep an eye on of her voice. "A day, per week, weeks_at least until we will be able to convey you and the cryo-chamber to ImpSec's galactic affairs HQ on Komarr. Then will probably be out of my palms. " "How the hell do you're thinking that you are going to preserve all this below wraps? " Mark requested scornfully. "Dozens of individuals recognize what particularly occurred. " " 'Two can continue a mystery, if considered one of them is dead'? " Quinn grimaced. "I do not know. The troops could be very well, they've got the self-discipline. The clones i will retain incommunicado. besides, we are all going to be bottled up in this send until we achieve Komarr. Later . . . i'm going to care for later. " "I are looking to see my . . . the . . . my clones. What you have got performed with them," Mark demanded without warning. Quinn gave the look of she was once approximately to blow up, yet Bothari-Jesek lower in, "I'll take him down, Quinnie. i would like to envision on my passengers too. " "Well ... so long as you escort him again to his cabin when you are performed. And placed a protect on his door. we won't have him wandering round the send. " "Will do. " Bothari-Jesek chivvied him out speedy, earlier than Quinn made up our minds to have him certain and gagged in addition. The clones were housed in 3 hastily-cleared freight garage chambers aboard the Peregrine, assigned to the lads and one to the ladies. Mark ducked via a door at the back of Bothari-Jesek into one of many boys' chambers, and appeared round. 3 rows of bedrolls, which should have been podded over from the Ariel, stuffed the ground area. A self-contained box latrine used to be strapped into one nook, and a box bathe rapidly hooked up within the different, to maintain any desire for the clones to maneuver in regards to the send to a minimal. part penal complex, part refugee camp, crowded_as he walked down a row among bedrolls the lads glowered up at him with the hole faces of prisoners. I freed you all, dammit. do not you recognize I freed you? It were a coarse rescue, actual. in the course of that hideous evening of siege the Dendarii were liberal with the main dire threats, to maintain their fees less than keep an eye on. a few clones now slept, exhausted. The shocked ones have been waking up ill and disoriented; a feminine Dendarii medic moved between them administering synergine and soothing phrases. issues have been . . . lower than keep an eye on. Suppressed. Silent. no longer jubilant; now not thankful. in the event that they believed our threats, why do not they think our gives you? Even the energetic boys who had cooperated enthusiastically within the pleasure of siege and firefight now stared at him with renewed doubt.

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