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Lt. Leary, Commanding

Lt. Leary, Commanding

(2000)
(The second book in the RCN : Lt. Leary series)
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No one who read Drake's first account of Lt. Daniel Leary's adventures in With the Lightnings will be surprised at the appearance of this sequel; that novel clearly launched a series. What is surprising, however, is the wonderfully strong quality of the follow-up. Although Drake starts off on an odd note (with a panoramic view of a military-SF hierarchical society), his Dan Leary and Signal Officer Adele Mundy prove an uncommonly engaging pair of protagonists. Mundy in particular is something of a novelty in the fieldAnot particularly attractive, she's not only older than Leary, but she's also a formidable pistol shot, a genius with electronics (albeit something of a klutz otherwise) and not romantically involved with Leary (or anybody else). Finding themselves aboard the Royal Cinnabar Navy ship Princess Cecile, the two plunge into a multilayered sequence of adventures. They survive bureaucratic pettifogging as well as the machinations of charming and unscrupulous political exiles trying to get home, peril in space, attempted assassinations and an encounter with a den of pirates they hope to make into allies against Cinnabar's enemies. The suspense on the way to the climactic battle is genuine, and the action scenes are up to the author's very high standard. To top that off, Drake has also managed to rein in his sometimes tedious cynicism, replacing it with dry wit. (July)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: Lt. Leary, Commanding
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 0-671-57875-8 / 978-0-671-57875-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: Lt. Leary, Commanding (The Republic of Cinnabar Navy series #2)
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 1-78565-219-2 / 978-1-78565-219-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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May 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Lt Leary, Commanding
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 0-671-31992-2 / 978-0-671-31992-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Lt. Leary, Commanding
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 1-5226-9877-9 / 978-1-5226-9877-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: Lt. Leary, Commanding: RCN Series, Book 2
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Lt. Leary, Commanding (The Republic of Cinnabar Navy)
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Titan Books
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December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Lt. Leary Commanding
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Baen Books
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