What Distant Deeps
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Series number8
Universe year5152
Release dateSeptember 1, 2010

What Distant Deep is the eighth novel of David Drake's RCN series, published in 2010.

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Captain Daniel Leary and master spy Adele Mundy must once again save the Cinnabar Republic despite itself. The jackals are moving in! The barbarians of the outer reaches intend to play both Cinnabar and Cinnabar's sworn enemy, the totalitarian Alliance, against each other and bring both empires down like an enormous house of cards. The barbarian pirates have commandeered and hot-rodded starships that can outmaneuver even Captain Leary’s trusty RCN corvette. But speed and tech don’t count for everything. The Princess Cecile has the incomparable Daniel Leary and his trusted aide and friend Adele Mundy in command. Faced with such grit, bravery and intelligent misdirection the pirates might find they’ve bitten off more than they can chew.

Detailed Plot Edit

In 5152 CE the devastating warfare between Alliance of Free Stars and Republic of Cinnabar has finally stopped. Daniel Leary is sent on what should be a peaceful mission to deliver a new commissioner to a distant planet of Zenobia.

More coming soon.

Note: the end of this novel contains a lead-in to the plot of book 9, The Road of Danger.

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Characters Edit

Daniel LearyAdele Mundy

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RCN Novels
With the Lightnings • Lt. Leary, Commanding • The Far Side of the Stars • The Way to Glory • Some Golden Harbor • When the Tide Rises • In the Stormy Red Sky • What Distant Deeps • The Road of Danger • The Sea Without a Shore • Death's Bright Day • Though Hell Should Bar the Way
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