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Engaging the Enemy

(2006)
(The third book in the Vatta's War series)
A novel by

 
 
For fans of fast-paced adventure and compelling characters, the military science fiction of Nebula Award—winning author Elizabeth Moon is the perfect choice.

The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta, black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd., one of the galaxy's wealthiest merchant houses, is a heroine like no other, blessed with a killer instinct for business and for battle. Now, in the aftermath of cold-blooded assassinations that have left her parents dead and the Vatta shipping empire shattered, Kylara faces her greatest challenge yet.

There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter. Placing her cousin Stella in command of the trading vessel Gary Tobai, Ky embarks aboard the captured pirate ship Fair Kaleen on a twofold mission: to salvage the family business and to punish those responsible for the killings . . . before they strike again.

Since the network providing instantaneous communication between star systems has been sabotaged, news is hard to come by and available information impossible to trust. But as she travels from system to system, with Stella a step behind, Ky pieces together the clues and discovers a conspiracy of terrifying scope, breathtaking audacity, and utter ruthlessness.

The only hope the independent systems and merchants have against this powerful enemy is to band together. Unfortunately, because she commands a ship known to belong to a notorious pirate - her own relative Osman Vatta, whom she killed for his part in her parents' deaths - Ky is met with suspicion, if not outright hostility. Rumors swirl about her intent, her very identity. Soon even Stella begins to question her cousin's decisions and her authority to make them.

Meanwhile, the conspiracy Ky hunts is hunting her in turn, with agents insinuated into every space station, every planetary government, every arm of the military, and every merchant house - including her own. Before she can take the fight to the enemy, Kylara must survive a deadly minefield of deception and betrayal.

Genre: Science Fiction

Used availability for Elizabeth Moon's Engaging the Enemy

Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-4352-8536-0 / 978-1-4352-8536-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-22
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March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 0-345-44756-5 / 978-0-345-44756-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

January 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 0-345-44757-3 / 978-0-345-44757-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Engaging The Enemy: Vatta's War: Book Three
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-84149-378-3 / 978-1-84149-378-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

July 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Vattas War Engaging the Enemy (part 2 of 2)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-59950-680-7 / 978-1-59950-680-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: GraphicAudio
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June 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Vattas War Engaging the Enemy (part 1 of 2)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-59950-672-6 / 978-1-59950-672-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: GraphicAudio
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December 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Engaging the Enemy: Vatta's War, Book 3
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2008 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Engaging the Enemy: Vatta's War, Book 3
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Engaging the Enemy: Vatta's War, Book 3
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Engaging the Enemy: Vatta's War, Book 3
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-4001-0829-2 / 978-1-4001-0829-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-4001-3829-9 / 978-1-4001-3829-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-4001-5829-X / 978-1-4001-5829-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Engaging The Enemy: Vatta's War: Book Three
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Orbit
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March 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War Book 3)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA