by Lois McMaster Bujold
Baen, 1998, ISBN 0-671-87877-8
A book review by Elisabeth Carey
Miles in his first job as a permanent Imperial Auditor. Miles on the planet where, more than anywhere else, they think of his dad as the Butcher. Miles meeting a woman who is neither an impossible choice for the next Countess Vorkosigan, nor an impossible person to imagine him spending five minutes talking to without going mad. Miles exercising restraint (I'll bet you didn't think he knew what that was.) Great fun.