- "He hissed through his teeth, sounding a bit like one of the local carnivores himself. "There's Radnov, by God! Wouldn't I like to get my hands on him. But this time I can take the Ministry men to trial. I'd like to see them try to get one of their pets out from under a bona fide charge of mutiny. The high command and the Council of Counts will be with me this time. No, Radnov, you're going to live—and regret it."
- ―Aral, planning to retake his ship[src]
Radnov was a political officer serving Barrayaran Imperial Security making sure the regular military officers of the Barrayaran Imperial Service remained loyal to the Emperor, Barrayar, and the Barrayaran Imperium.