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The Coward's Option:  plus Tasha's Fail-Safe

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The Coward's Option: plus Tasha's Fail-Safe

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Author: Adam-Troy Castro
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, 2017
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, 2016
Series: Andrea Cort

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
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AnLab Readers' Choice Award-winning Novella

On the hostile home-world of the Caith, Andrea Cort has been assigned the case of a murderer who's been condemned to a horrible death. All legal options have been exhausted, but the Caith offer a rarely-used alternative to execution, one that purports to ensure that the accused will never break the law again. Alas, it's not so much another chance at life, but deliverance into a hell far worse than mere death...

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Includes bonus Novella Tasha's Fail-Safe (2015):

Once, she and Andrea Cort hated each other. Now the victim of a savage assassination attempt by a traitor to the Confederacy, she lies in an unresponsive state, the identity of her assailant locked inside her head. Can Andrea penetrate a vital secret she never even knew existed?


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