|Author||Gordon R. Dickson|
|Cover artist||Fernando Fernandez|
|Genre||Science fiction novella|
A few highly skilled mercenaries, the Dorsai, are stuck defending a powerless ruler whose army has revolted. To make matters worse, one of their members, the military band leader, refuses to kill. He finds a way to save his comrades, using the machismo permeating the culture of the world they are on, though the price is high.
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