Alien Bounty (Sam McCade, Book 3) by William C. Dietz

By William C. Dietz

A delicate peace among the Il Ronnian Empire and humankind is ready to crumble—because house pirates have made off with one of many aliens' holiest relics. just one guy can seek out the sacred item. a guy with a ranking to settle with the pirates: bounty hunter preferrred Sam McCade.

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But we live simply, as you see. We do not permit bloodshed among ourselves or quarrels in our land. Perhaps you do not understand how grievous a thing you do ask, even in seeking permission to pursue your enemies. We enforce the peace with our law; and shall we yield up our authority to keep order in our own land, and give you leave to hunt across the face of it and dispense life and death where and as you will? What of our own responsibility to our people? " "First, my lord, neither we nor our enemies are of this land; this quarrel began outside it and you are safest if it is contained in Azeroth and never allowed to affect your people at all.

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