Torch of Freedom

Torch of Freedom

David Weber

Book 2.0 of Honorverse Wages of Sin

Language: English

Publisher: Baen

Published: Jan 2, 2009

Words: 217368
Pages: 808


*FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK! *NEW YORK TIMES *AND* WALL STREET JOURNAL *BEST SELLER!* As the slavemasters of Mesa plot against the Star Empire of Manticore and the newly liberated slave planet of Torch, Anton Zilwicki and the notorious Havenite secret agent Victor Cachat set off on a dangerous mission to uncover the truth concerning a wave of mysterious assassinations that have been launched against Manticore and Torch. Most people are sure that the Republic of Haven is behind the assassinations, but Zilwicki and Cachat suspect others of being the guilty party. Queen Berry of Torch was one of the targets of the unknown assassins. The former head of the Ballroom slave liberation organization, Jeremy X—now one of Torch's top officials, but still considered by many the most dangerous terrorist in the galaxy—calls in some past favors owed to him. In response, a security officer from Beowulf arrives in Torch to take charge of Queen Berry's security—a task made doubly difficult by the young monarch's resentment of bodyguards and the security officer's own growing attachment to her. Meanwhile, powerful forces in the Solarian League are maneuvering against each other to gain the upper hand in what they all expect to be an explosive crisis that threatens the very existence of the League itself. ### About the Author **David Weber **is author of the *New York Times* best-selling Honor Harrington series as well as *In Fury Born* and other popular novels. With Steve White, he is the author of *Insurrection*, *Crusade*, *In Death Ground*, and the *New York Times* best seller *The Shiva Option*, all novels based on his *Starfire* SF strategy game. **Eric Flint**, with David Drake, has written six popular novels in the Belisarius series, now being reissued in hardcover omnibus volumes, and with David Weber collaborated on *1633* and *1634: The Baltic War*, novels in the Ring of Fire series, and on *Crown of * *Slaves*, the prequel to *Torch of Freedom *and a best of the year pick by *Publishers Weekly*. Flint received his masters degree in history from UCLA and was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in East Chicago, IL, with his wife and is working on more books in the best-selling Ring of Fire series.