It's hard to give peace a chance when the other side regards war as a prelude to conquest. That's why Manticore needs allies against Haven, and planet Grayson is placed to make a good ally. But the Foreign Office overlooked a cultural difference when they sent Honor Harrington to carry the flag.
The Honor of the Queen (Honor Harrington, #2)
ISBN 13: 9780671721725
Publication Date: February 27, 2001
Publisher: Baen Books
Author: David Weber