Bitter Angels

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 25, 2009 - Fiction - 448 pages
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An Imploding Star System.
A Murdered Galactic Spy.
A Woman Seeking the Truth—and Finding the Unbelievable…

The Erasmus System is a sprawling realm of slavery, smugglers, spies—and constant, creeping decrepitude. Here everyone who is not part of the ruling Four Families is a slave of one kind or another. But the Guardians, a special-forces branch inside the United World Government for Earth, have deemed Erasmus a “hot spot.” Somehow, it is believed, this failing colony intends to launch a war upon the solar system.

Ex-Field Commander Terese Drajeske, now a mother of three, has been called back to active duty and sent to Erasmus, ostensibly to investigate the murder of her colleague—and friend—Bianca Fayette. At first blush, the death defies explanation: Bianca was immortal. But beneath that single murder lies a twisted foundation of deceptions. Suddenly Terese is plunged into a vortex of shattered lives, endemic deceit, and one dreadful secret. In this society without hope, someone has put into motion a plan that will cast humanity into chaos. And Terese, who has given up her family and her sanity to prevent war, may be asked to make the ultimate sacrifice….


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User Review  - iftyzaidi - LibraryThing

This was a surprisingly good book. What I had assumed was a fairly straightforward military/spy sf type story actually turns out to be a fairly thoughtful novel with some pretty well-drawn characters ... Read full review

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User Review  - mbg0312 - LibraryThing

Written under a pseudonym by Sarah Zettel, I thought this was an interesting addition to her work. Sarah Zettel is one of my favorite authors, but this didn't quite hold up for me, for reasons I can't ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
13
Section 4
28
Section 5
35
Section 6
54
Section 7
67
Section 8
88
Section 21
253
Section 22
264
Section 23
274
Section 24
281
Section 25
295
Section 26
303
Section 27
324
Section 28
335

Section 9
100
Section 10
112
Section 11
133
Section 12
144
Section 13
164
Section 14
168
Section 15
183
Section 16
201
Section 17
209
Section 18
211
Section 19
221
Section 20
236
Section 29
340
Section 30
356
Section 31
362
Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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About the author (2009)

C.L. Anderson has been known to tell people she lives in a stately Victorian home on a windswept island in Lake Superior with her three sisters and their pet wolf Manfred.  She has also been known to tell people she is a science fiction writer living near Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband, son and cat.  What is known is that this is her first novel and she’s very much looking forward to many more.


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