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Bones of Empire by William C. Dietz
Cover Artist: Don Sipley
Review by Mel Jacob
Ace Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441019229
Date: 05 October 2010 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Bones of Empire by William Dietz takes up where At Empire's Edge left off. Centurion Jak Cato of the Xeno Corps discovers Fiss Verafti, a shape-shifter has taken the Emperor Emor's place. With Vords poised to take over an Empire world, the false emperor is interested only in locating his lady love and willing to kill any who stand in his way. After negotiations with the Vord, the shape shifter as emperor kills the head of the Vord delegation and takes his place to escape to the planet where he suspects his love is hiding.

From official release/information:

Product Description: Second in the duology that started with At Empire's Edge - from the national bestselling author.

In a far-distant future, the Uman Empire has conquered and colonized worlds. Once thought invincible, its reign is now fragile as alien subjects and enemies conspire against it.

On holiday in the capital city, cop Jack Cato gets a glimpse of the Emperor-and realizes what he's looking at is a supposedly dead shape- shifter. His mortal enemy is still alive and once again on the run. And the fate of the Empire-and Cato's own honor-are at stake...

(Source: Ace)

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