by C.J. Ryan
Review by Paul Haggerty
Spectra Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0553587773
Date: 29 November, 2005 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
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Glorious Treason is the second in a new series by C.J. Ryan featuring Gloria VanDeen, the perpetually naked agent of the Department of Extraterrestrial Affairs. This time out Gloria has been dispatched to the planet Sylvania by her boss Norman Mingus, ostensibly to mount a voter registration drive so that the planet can be officially incorporated into the empire. But, as usual, there's more going on beneath the surface. This time literally. The push for incorporation is being made by the Emperor himself so that the big corporations can move in and mine the planet's stores of Fergusite, a mineral needed to propel starships through hyperspace. But will the crystals be pure enough to cause economic windfall, or contaminated enough to destroy the empire's faith in interstellar travel.