Cobra GuardianBook - 2011
Earth had won its war with the alien Troft by using the formidable Cobra warriors, who had high-tech weaponry implanted in their bodies, invisible but deadly. Generations later, colony worlds settled after the war have grown doubtful that the Cobras are worth the high expense of their equipment and training. That was a mistake. Jasmine Moreau Broom, descendant of a now-legendary Cobra family, had received a cryptic message urging her to come to the planet Qasama, a world colonized by a human faction hostile both to the Troft and the Cobra worlds. But she had hardly arrived before Troft starships descended in force to seize control of the planet. After desperate battles with the invaders, Jasmine has escaped on a starship, hoping to get help from other Cobra worlds. What she had not expected was that Troft forces had invaded the Cobra worlds as well. The Troft are not a monolithic society, but are divided into tribe-like demesnes. One demesne has initiated hostilities, but others are doubtful of the wisdom of starting a new war with the humans. Still, they are not willing to go up against the belligerent demesne unless the humans can win a battle against the invaders--a victory that will demonstrate that the option of siding with the humans is not futile. And the key to such a victory may lie with a political figure on one of the beleaguered Cobra worlds. He has a secret that might turn the tide--if Cobra Lorne Broom can manage to smuggle him and his assistant off a planet occupied by the Troft invaders.
Publisher: Riverdale, N.Y. : Baen, 2011
Branch Call Number: ZAHN
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 25 cm