November182011
Sporting Chance (1994)
by Elizabeth Moon

When a treacherous superior officer forced Heris Serrano to resign her  commission in the Regular Space Service, she thought she would simply be  marking time captaining a rich lady’s interstellar yacht. But things  seem to happen when Heris is around. During Lady Cecelia’s most recent  pleasure cruise, Heris exposed a sinister ‘hunting club’ which used  humans as prey, and in the process rescued some former Fleet friends and  colleagues betrayed by the same senior officer who engineered her own  resignation from Fleet. All well and good, but one of the hunters had  been none other than Cecelia’s nephew Prince Gerel - first in line to  the throne. In an attempt to avoid a royal scandal, Lady Cecelia  volunteers herself and her yacht to take the Prince home. Cecelia  remembers her nephew as a rather bright young man. So what possessed him  to become involved with the ‘hunting club’? As the voyage proceeds, and  the Prince becomes less and less like himself, Cecelia begins to  suspect foul play. Someone is poisoning the heir to the throne, and once  again Heris’s skills are called upon to solve the deadly mystery. - from Amazon.com

Personal Notes: a.)This is the second book in the series. I skipped the first because it received several bad reviews, and much of the feedback on Amazon suggested skipping it because the rest of the series was amazing and the first would put you off. b.)This book has been called very soft sci-fi, and some reviewers say only belongs in the genre because of a few vocabulary words.

Sporting Chance (1994)

by Elizabeth Moon

When a treacherous superior officer forced Heris Serrano to resign her commission in the Regular Space Service, she thought she would simply be marking time captaining a rich lady’s interstellar yacht. But things seem to happen when Heris is around. During Lady Cecelia’s most recent pleasure cruise, Heris exposed a sinister ‘hunting club’ which used humans as prey, and in the process rescued some former Fleet friends and colleagues betrayed by the same senior officer who engineered her own resignation from Fleet. All well and good, but one of the hunters had been none other than Cecelia’s nephew Prince Gerel - first in line to the throne. In an attempt to avoid a royal scandal, Lady Cecelia volunteers herself and her yacht to take the Prince home. Cecelia remembers her nephew as a rather bright young man. So what possessed him to become involved with the ‘hunting club’? As the voyage proceeds, and the Prince becomes less and less like himself, Cecelia begins to suspect foul play. Someone is poisoning the heir to the throne, and once again Heris’s skills are called upon to solve the deadly mystery. - from Amazon.com

Personal Notes: a.)This is the second book in the series. I skipped the first because it received several bad reviews, and much of the feedback on Amazon suggested skipping it because the rest of the series was amazing and the first would put you off. b.)This book has been called very soft sci-fi, and some reviewers say only belongs in the genre because of a few vocabulary words.

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