Protector

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Daw Books, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
28 Reviews
It's coming up on Cajeiri's birthday. The boy has been promised he can have the young human children he knew from his voyage sent down from the space station for a two week stay.
But there's far a darker business going on in the background--a major split compromising the Assassins' Guild, which furnishes security and law enforcement to the whole continent. Tabini's consort's own father has been barred from court, and may be involved in a new conspiracy against him. For safety reasons, Tabini wants Bren and Ilisidi to take charge of Cajeiri, and protect him and his young guests. They themselves are very likely targets of whatever's going on, no question of it. So is Cajeiri. But having the targets separated and contained is an advantage.
It's Bren's responsibility to entertain the guests, keep the security problem secret...and let a lonely eight-year-old prince reestablish his controversial relationship with the only other children he's ever met...inside the best security they can manage.
The long-running "Foreigner "series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. "Protector" is the 14th "Foreigner" novel. It is also the 2nd book in the fifth subtrilogy.

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Review: Protector (Foreigner #14)

User Review  - Douglas Summers-Stay - Goodreads

By the 14th book in a series, you kind of know what to expect: diplomacy, assassination, alien mindsets, power armor, a chase on tusked riding animals, spiced eggs, Bren sticking his head up when ... Read full review

Review: Protector (Foreigner #14)

User Review  - Liberty - Goodreads

Very enjoyable, as always. Sad to think I only have one left in the series. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Luke McCallin was born in 1972 in Oxford, grew up around the world and has worked with the United Nations as a humanitarian relief worker and peacekeeper in the Caucasus, the Sahel, and the Balkans. His experiences have driven his writing, in which he explores what happens to normal people—those stricken by conflict, by disaster—when they are put under abnormal pressures.

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