Fast forward to the end of Chalwen's conference with her three senior security chiefs. They've discussed the stricken starhopper and concluded that it was sabotage...
Chalwen scowled. "Find someone involved in this, positive proof preferable, otherwise a plausible connection. If all else fails draw on your archives for someone we've left on a long leash up to now and bring them in. We need a show trial and some public display of closure." Her voice turned hard and grim. "Then we can conduct a proper investigation without everyone watching us."
The three took their cue and snapped to attention. As they turned to leave she muttered under her breath, "The Emperor will expect some public executions for this."
You can see from the previous post the Ghosts of Innocence is now on sale in e-book format. I am waiting for a proof copy before releasing the paperback version, but meanwhile I am pleased to report that Smashwords approved the e-book for its premium catalogue. This means that it is now available through several major stores.