Honor Among Enemies


For Captain Honor Harrington, it's sometimes hard to know who the enemy really is. Despite political foes, professional jealousies, and the scandal which drove her into exile, she's been offered a chance to reclaim her career as an officer of the Royal Manticoran Navy. But there's a catch. She must assume command of a "squadron" of jury-rigged armed merchantmen with crew drawn from the dregs of her service and somehow stop the pirates who have taken advantage of the Havenite War to plunder the Star Kingdom's commerce.

That would be hard enough, but some of the "pirates" aren't exactly what they seem . . . and neither are some of her "friends," For Honor has been carefully chosen for her mission—by two implacable and powerful enemies.

The way they see it, either she stops the raiders or the raiders kill her . . . and either way, they win.


A lifetime military history buff, David Weber has carried his interest in history into his fiction. In the Honor Harrington series (ten volumes published to date), the spirit of both C.S. Forester's Horatio Horn-blower and history's Admiral Nelson are evident. Weber has also written an epic fantasy, Oath of Swords, and four other science fiction adventures: Path of the Fury and the three novels of the "Dahak" series, Mutineers' Moon, The Armageddon Inheritance and Heirs of Empire. Weber has worked as a war game designer, most extensively on the Task Force game Starfire™. With Steve White, he has written two novels set in that universe, Insurrection and Crusade.

Weber lives in Greenville, South Carolina with two dogs, one cat, and his collection of Honor Harrington artwork.

Cover Art by David Mattingly

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, June 1996

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Weber, David M.

Honor among enemies / by David M. Weber
p. cm.
"Honor Harrington"
"A Baen Books original"
ISBN 0-671-87723-2 (HC)
I. Title

PS3573.E217F57 1996
813'.54—dc21 96-11391

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ISBN-13: 978-0-671-87723-1
ISBN-10: 0-671-87723-2

Copyright© 1996 by David Weber

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