“Yes,” Takashi agreed. He smiled at his cousin. “But then, so am I.”
Across the room, Wolf suddenly looked up to meet Takashi's gaze. In Wolf's steely eyes, Takashi read hatred and defiance, masking a well of pain. No compromise with this man would be possible. The Wolf would not be satisfied until his jaws had closed on the throat of the Dragon.
Throughout this book, the Kurita officers are referred to by their ancient Japanese rank names. The equivalent ranks in English are:
Warlord General of the Army
Chu-sa Lieutenant Colonel
List of Abbreviations
Combat Loss Grouping. A measure of mean time to failure of the combat systems in a BattleMech unit.
Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery.
Estimated Time of Arrival.
HyperPulse Generator. An interstellar communications device controlled by ComStar.
Identification: Friend or Foe. IR Infrared.
Internal Security Force. The Kurita Secret Service, a combination CIA, FBI, and KGB.
Land-Air 'Mech. A BattleMech that may be modified into an AreoSpace Fighter. The LAM has some of the advantages of each and the disadvantages of both forms.
Long-Range Missiles, indirect-fire missiles with high-explosive warheads.
Magnetic Anomaly Detector is a system used to detect hidden or camouflaged BattleMechs.
Mobile Headquarters. A command vehicle stocked with communications and tactical planning computers.
The Particle Projector Cannon, a magnetic accelerator firing high-energy proton or ion bolts, is the most effective weapon available to a BattleMech.
Professional Soldiery Liaison. The branch of the Kurita military responsible for coordinating mercenary units with the regular military.
Short-Range Missiles, direct-trajectory missiles with high explosive or armor-piercing explosive warheads.
Vertical Take-Off ILanding vehicles, including helicopters and other rotary-wing aircraft.