Soldat und Spion
|Soldat und Spion|
|Publisher||Ulisses Spiele GmbH|
|First published||28 July 2016|
|Era||Star League era|
|Timeline||9 April 3061 - 23 February 3062|
|Series||Griskan Orlov cycle|
Soldat und Spion ("Soldier and Spy"), subtitled "A Griskan Orlov novel", is the 32nd in the line of original German-language Classic BattleTech novels published by Ulisses Spiele. Written by Arous Brocken, it was published on 28 July 2016.
Written in German and exclusively published in that language so far, Im Schatten der Bestie does not meet the current criteria for Canon in the BattleTech universe. As an official product published under a valid license, it should be regarded as apocryphal.
From the back cover (translated from German)
|“|| Outreach 3061: Griskan Orlov is suspected of attempted murder of a Wolf's Dragoons officer. Together with the techs of the Special Recon Group he struggles to clear his name, and in the process comes across a conspiracy among the Dragoons. This leads to him undertaking a dangerous undercover operation within the titanic arms manufacturer, Blackwell Corporation, and puts him at odds with one of Harlech's most powerful crime lords before he can create his own mercenary lance.
Various clashes with the Dragoons and Harlech peace officers tarnish the young unit's public image, and most are happy to finally leave for Talitha on their first mission, to work for the arms industry there.