Book 2: Time Speaker
by David Drake
Murderer. Assassin. Cold-blooded killer.
Jaola, the Agency assassin code-named Cheetah, is the best in the business. She never stops until her target is dead. That is, except when she can get away with mercy. Jaola is a woman trapped between her duty to the Agency and a deep-seated desire to be free. A gifted telepath born into the Agency, she was never given the choice. Instead, she has to take her freedom by force.
On the run as a fugitive, she stumbles on a homeless girl and now has the opportunity to make amends for her past. Are there too many forces pushing against her? Can she protect the girl and avoid those who chase her, before the Agency hunts both of them down?