The EscapementBook - 2007
The Engineer Ziani Vaatzes remains narrowly obsessed as he comprehends that his actions will leave thousands-- maybe millions--dead. Secretary Psellus never wanted to rule the Republic or fight a desperate siege for its survival --but he too steadfastly stays the course. Duke Valens regrets the evil he has done but he equally has no choice but to stay the course. The machine has been built. All that remains is to set in in motion.
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 409 p. ; 21 cm