The Truth of Valor (Valor Novel)
by Tanya Huff
Cover Artist: Paul Youll
DAW Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756406202
Date: 07 September 2010 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr was the very model of a Confederation Marine. She'd survived more deadly encounters--and kept more of her officers and enlisted alive--than anoyen in the Corps. No one who'd ever served with her could imagine any circumstance that would see her walking away from the Corps. But that was before Torin had learned the truth about the war the Confederation was fighting...before she'd been declared dead and had spent time in a prison that shouldn't exist...before she'd learned about the beings who were really behind the war between the Confederation and the Others.
It was Salvage Operator Craig Ryder who had refused to believe Torin was dead. Craig had set out to find and rescue Torin. And so, when her mission was complete, when Torin had revealed the shocking truth about a war that should never have happened, she resigned from the Marines to start a new life with Craig aboard his tiny ship, the Promise.
But it turned out that civilian life was a lot rougher than Torin imagined. On their first real run together, pirates attacked the Promise, kidnapping Craig and leaving Torin to die. Leaving Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr behind to die was never a good strategy. She survived and decided to mount a rescue mission. But she had to call in the Marines--some very special Marines. Then she discovered why the pirates had been trying to kidnap salvagers. And suddenly Torin's mission expands from saving Craig to stopping the pirates from changing the balance of power in known space....