By Gav Thorpe
Omnibus of all 3 of the preferred final Chancers novels. Hardened legal Kage and his group are given one final likelihood to redeem themselves - they have to cross on a sequence of determined missions in the back of enemy traces, each one extra risky than the final. final guy status is going unfastened.
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At the bottom is a heavy wax seal with the mark of the Commissariat and above it I see Jorett's name. Startled, I look at the others, and they are for Lammax and the rest of them. ' I ask, confused. 'Absolution can be awarded posthumously,' the clerk tells me with utter sincerity. ' I ask, turning to the Colonel. He just nods once, staring intently at me. You really are mad, I think to myself as I look at him, sitting in his leather-bound chair, fingers steepled in front of him. 'Only the Emperor can grant eternal and unbounded absolution,' the scribe murmurs behind me.
Yes, but not forever, they're spreading out,' adds Lammax, pausing to point to his left. I see that it's true, the creatures are spilling around the flamer fire, threatening to surround us. 'Darvon! ' I call out to the troopers with flamers. 'Get yourself over there and push them back to the tunnel,' As they do as I ordered, I step up between Jorett and Lammax. ' As we force them back, step by step, something else occurs to me. ' I ask Jorett, casting a panicked glance behind me. 'Rest up,' he replies.
I can't see the ship clearly, it's defended by what we call holo-fields, which twist and bend light so you can't see the exact location and sends augurs and surveyors haywire. Another example of the infernal witchcraft the eldar use in their weapons and machines. I'm about to ask somebody to get in contact with the Colonel when I see him walking through the blast doors at the far end of the shuttle bay. He glances out of the windows as I hurry over to him. 'We need to get armed, sir,' I tell him.