Target of Opportunity
|Target of Opportunity|
|Author||Blaine Lee Pardoe|
|Cover artwork||Ray Lundgren|
|First published||1 February 2005|
|Era||Dark Age era|
|Series||MechWarrior: Dark Age Novels|
|Preceded by||The Scorpion Jar|
|Followed by||Sword of Sedition|
From the back cover
|“|| Despite years of effort, ComStar has been unable to repair the HPG interstellar communications grid. Now The Republic is taking a hands-on approach to fixing the problem. An active hyperpulse generator can turn its planet into a tempting target. So when ComStar appears close to reactivating the HPG on Wyatt, The Republic takes steps to counter any threats to the world—at a time when ComStar is determined to prove that it's once more a force to be reckoned with...
Knight-Errant Alexi Holt is assigned to defend Wyatt for The Republic. But her greatest challenge is to protect Tucker Harwell—a genius possessing unmatched HPG skills—from the invaders who will certainly try to capture him.
Both the Oriente Protectorate and Clan Spirit Cat have an interest in Wyatt. The first seeks to control the man who can fix an HPG, the other safe haven. Unsavory characters will also step forward. After all, though a reactivated HPG makes Wyatt a target, Tucker Harwell is the biggest prize of all.
Tucker Harwell, a ComStar genius, uses old hymns to figure out how to bring a new HPG core online and successfully brings Wyatt back onto the grid. The Com Guards reappear after Knight Holt's forces are driven from the capital and hot drop multiple assault 'Mechs to bring Harwell out of harm's way and into a secret ComStar facility where his methods can continue to work for ComStar's rebuilding of the HPG network.
- Knight-Errant Alexi Holt
- Adept Tucker Harwell
- Star Captain Cox Devalis
- Legate Edward Singh
- Reo Jones
- Precentor Malcolm Buhl
- Galaxy Commander Kev Rosse