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In Enemy Hands (Honorverse) [Mass Market Paperback]

David Weber
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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1 Oct 1998
Honor Harrington has faced ship-to-ship combat, assassins, political vendettas and duels. She's been shot at, shot down, and just plain shot; had starships blown out from under her, and made personal enemies who will do anything to ruin her, and she's survived it all. Now she finds herself on board a battlecruiser bound for a prison planet aptly named 'Hell' - and her scheduled execution. Put into solitary confinement, separated from her officers and her treecat Nimitz, and subjected to systematic humiliation by her gaolers, her future has become both bleak and short. Yet the one lesson Honor Harrington has never learned is how to give up ...

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Baen Books; Mass Market Paperback edition (1 Oct 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671577700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671577704
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 10.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Honor, my favorite space war character, doesn't give up easily when In Enemy Hands. I can't wait for the next".

-- Philadelphia Weekly Press

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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It 14 Dec 2013
By Jam1eXY
Format:Kindle Edition
Have fell in love with Honorverse...... David Weber is a pure genius.... Half way through his saga, just hope he writes more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In Enemy Hands 10 Feb 2004
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
The Harrington saga continues. Of course, the Peeps are still out to win the war that never ends. The create devious plots that challenge Manticore to the utmost. Ms. Harrington is drafted into service again, though her duties as Steadholder are more than enough for one person to deal with. Because of her extreme experiences, the bond between Honor and Nimitz are even stronger, and Honor is constantly fed the feelings of others. Through this she discovers that Earl Hamish Alexander is strongly attracted to her. This proves too much for Ms. Harrington and she uses the opportunity to take command of her new squadron.
Though all other ships are saved, the one that Ms. Harrington is on is captured and Honor is now "In Enemy Hands". Cordelia Ransom, the Peeps PR person, plays this for all it's worth. But keeping Honor and her friends captured might not be as easy as Ransom thinks.
I've enjoyed all of the Harrington books thus far, and this is no exception.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This was my least favorite of the Honor Harrington series. The characters were even more cardboard in depth than previous novels.

Someone else's review said "everyone that is good is good and everyone that is bad is bad". I agree completely.

Now, I like the Harrington series, but maybe more for the combat scenes than I had realized (which were very few in this book).
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1.0 out of 5 stars This is a total disappointment 30 Nov 1998
By A Customer
I love the Honor Harrington Books, but not this book. It realy left a bad taste in my mouth. Only the beginning and the end held anything good in this book. Bad enough that I had to return it so that seeing the book doesn't spoil my love of Honor Harrington.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Calvary to Honor's Rescue! 15 Nov 1998
By A Customer
Honor finally loses bad. Not only is she captured, but she is sentenced to be executed by the head of the Peep's Bureau of Comunications. She also loses sight in one eye, and is dependent upon others for everything. What I loved about this book is how David makes the truly evil bad guys believable, and that there could be very good guys fighting for the Peep's. An excellent yarn with plenty of good sub-plots to keep you up all night. What I like about this series is David's views on politics and military stratagies.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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In Enemy Hands violates one of the key rules of series fiction--this episode doesn't end at the book's end--but overall the book significantly advances the series, allowing Weber to develop his characterizations within a solid action plot. We discover reasons to like some members of the People's Republic; we learn more about the psychology of treecats; and Weber gets closer to the female psyche in its many forms. If only his grammar were better! But the book is definitely worth adding to any space opera collection.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 8 Jan 1999
By A Customer
A good read if you are already into the series, but not the book to sell you on the series.
The parallels between this series and the Hornblower series are deliberate, although Honor leans more toward the main character of Perils of Pauline than H. Hornblower. But Honor is as tough as sharkskin and as cagey as a Sackett when it comes to taking punishment and maneuvering her opponents into acts that will ruin their day.
David Weber has clearly used the conflicts between England and France in the 18th and 19th centuries as the outline for this series. But that's all right! He does it quite well and the series is internally consistent. Mr. Weber is doing us a great service in continuing this series. We can do no less than buy his books to reward him.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little Untidy 7 Nov 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I was looking forward to this after the previous novels but felt a bit let down with aspects of the novel. I wouldn't have thought it prudent to finally introduce honor's Mother then leave it incomplete. I hope Echoes wraps up all the loose ends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent adventure in the Honorverse
Very good book in the Honor Harrington series. As it says in the blurb on the cover, this one ends up with a fight she DOESN'T win (a refreshing change). Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2011 by mmlb
4.0 out of 5 stars On the whole it is a good space opera.
It is a good space opera and it keeps the Honor Harrington storyline going. I hope that more of these books will be released.
Published on 1 Feb 2000
3.0 out of 5 stars slow start, great finish
I just went back and re-read this to refresh my memory befor reading _Echoes of Honor_. I was surprised at how much I had to struggle to get through the first 30% of the book. Read more
Published on 3 Nov 1998
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing Weber !
Well, that's not so bad, six good books in a row ! I was wondering when it would start to decline. Weber's books used to be packed with actions or emotions, here we have a lot of... Read more
Published on 3 Nov 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Honor Forever!
Here it is! The next in the exciting Honor Harrington series! Honor's orders take her into an ambush where she is outnumbered, outgunned, and unable to run, she has two options:... Read more
Published on 29 Aug 1998
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great Honor Harrington story!
In this, the sixth Honor Harrington book, David Weber takes you on a great , sometimes gutwrenching adventure. Read more
Published on 15 July 1998
4.0 out of 5 stars I love Honor, but...
Yes, I love Honor and I hate to wait for the next episode coming in October. The suspense is killing me. I did visit the Baen homepage and read a bit of the next one. Read more
Published on 29 Jun 1998
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