"Recruiting Exercise" is an Honorverse-themed short story by David Weber, published as part of the Noir Fatale anthology by Baen Books in 2019.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Young Dolist Ninon Bourchier tries to make some money to pay for her baby brother's medication by selling her body, but gets embroiled in an assassination attempt on corrupt politicians by the infamous April Tribunal.

Background[edit | edit source]

There are several references to the classic film noir Casablanca: most of the story takes place in a bar, whose owner has the initials H.B. (like Humphrey Bogart), employs someone named Sam, and bemoans the fact that a woman came into his establishment, of all places.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Hilaire Becquerel | Bonneville | Cesar Bourchier | Ninon Bourchier | Carmouche | Charles-Henri DeRosier | Hercule | Honor Harrington | Marteau | Paschal | Eloise Pritchart | Samuel Rochefort | Kevin Usher

Places[edit | edit source]

Beowulf | Earth | Haven | Lisbon | Morocco Tower | Nouveau Paris | (People's) Republic of Haven

Other[edit | edit source]

April Tribunal | Basic Living Stipend | Citizens' Rights Union | credits | Dolist | Dolist manager | guépard | Office of Internal Security | Legislaturalist | Mental Hygiene Police | pulser | Secretary of War | Senate Foreign Affairs Committee | uni-link | vibro blade

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