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Crown of Slaves (Honorverse: Wages of Sin, Bk 1)
Crown of Slaves - Honorverse: Wages of Sin, Bk 1 Author:David Weber, Eric Flint The Star Kingdom's ally Erewhon is growing increasingly restive in I the alliance because the new High Ridge regime ignores its needs. I Added to the longstanding problem of a slave labor planet controlled, by hostile Mesans in Erewhon's stellar back yard, which High Ridge refuses to deal with, is the recent assassination of the Solarian... more » League's most prominent voice of public conscience indicates the growing danger of political instability in the Solarian League -- which is also close to Erewhon.
In desperation, Queen Elizabeth tries to defuse the situation by sending a private mission to Erewhon led by Captain Zilwicki, accompanied by one of her nieces. When they arrive on Erewhon, however, Manticore's envoys find themselves in a mess. Not only do they encounter one of the Republic of Haven's most capable agents -- Victor Cachat -- but they also discover that the Solarian League's military delegation seems up to its neck in skullduggery.
And, just to put the icing on the cake, the radical freed slave organization, the Audubon Ballroom, is also on the scene -- led by the notorious and ruthless leader, Jeremy X.« less