I read this book about 14-Aug-2007. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1998. This note was last modified Saturday, 16-Apr-2016 20:06:41 PDT.
This is book 8 of the "Honor Harrington" series.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
This title always makes me think it's one of the tie-in books, short story collections by other authors set in the Honorverse. But it isn't, it's number eight in the main line.
Starting from their isolated spot on the equator in Hell (Cerberus, the old State Security prison, now run by the Committee for Public Safety's people), they take over a town, the control island, some spaceships that come by, and two taskforces. Enough to take themselves home, along with all the prisoners that want to come with them.
Before that, though, the Peeps have broadcast a phony video of Honor being hanged. This has upset her parents, Earl Whitehaven, her armsmen, etc., quite a lot (they have no way to know it's fake; at least, no indication that really careful examination is called for).
They Peeps also manage a major raid on Basilisk, and take back some outlying possessions; Esther McQueen is now in the CPS, and the military is getting to be a bit more aggressive.
And I think that's it for rereading these; maybe I'll look at the ancillary material, but the mainline books exhibit a catastrophic decrease in quality about here. Maybe they'll pull out later; I can hope.