- This article is about the novel. For the ruleset, see Double-Blind rules.
|Author||Loren L. Coleman|
|Cover artwork||Les Dorscheid|
|First published||01 April 1997|
|Era||Clan Invasion era|
The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 03 September 2009 as a PDF file (text only, without cover, pictures, or any other interior artwork except for the usual BattleCorps frame graphics). The PDF copy includes a disclaimer stating that it was created from a pre-final edition text that might differ from the printed version and that canon-wise, the print edition trumps the PDF edition.
From the back cover
|“|| Using fast and furious hit-and-run tactics, Marcus GioAvanti and his Avanti's Angels mercenaries have earned a tough reputation throughout the Inner Sphere. But the Inner Sphere isn't where their newest job is taking them—because their latest employer resides in that remote and mysterious region of space known as the Periphery...
The Magistracy of Canopus has been the target of aggression by the Marian Hegemony, and in hiring Marcus and his gutsy band of can-do commandos, it hopes to retaliate. But the fact that the Canopians are armed with technology that is considered rare in the Periphery is the least of Marcus's problems. Marcus and his "Angels" will have to face the real force behind the hostilities—the religious cult known as Word of Blake. This fanatical group has a scheme deadly enough to trap even the amazing Avanti's Angels...
- Blackjack (OmniMech)
- Falcon Hawk
- Grand Crusader
- Grand Dragon
- Hammer (mentioned)
- Hermes II
- Phoenix Hawk
- Shadow Hawk
- War Dog
- Hamilcar (mentioned)
- Head of a Pin Fortress-class DropShip
- Heaven Sent Union-class DropShip
- Leopard (mentioned)
- Pearl of True Wisdom Lung Wang-class DropShip
- Adonis Merchant-class JumpShip
- Bacchus JumpShip (class unknown)
- Celestial Walker JumpShip (class unknown)
- Marathon Merchant-class JumpShip