Vice Admiral Shannon Foraker
is a fictional character
in the Honorverse
, a series of military science fiction
novels written by David Weber
An expert tactical officer, she has served under Warner Caslet
on board the light cruiser PNS Vaubon
during the early years of the war, gaining a reputation of a "tac witch" for her technological prowess. She also refused to regard the technological disparity between the People's Republic and Manticore with the same 'depressed' attitude that many of the People's Navy did. Foraker looked at it as more of a challenge of her and her navy's skills, and appeared to love the 'thrill' of it.
After being captured by Honor Harrington on Silesia, she was allowed to return to Haven and was assigned to serve under Admiral Lester Tourville
. She saved Honor's treecat Nimitz from being killed by State Security and noticed scanner evidence of small craft leaving the vicinity of the Ransom's exploded battlecruiser. With the connivance of Tourville, the scan evidence was erased. Her actions were not noticed (save by her accomplice, Admiral Tourville); she continued to serve throughout the war with Admiral Tourville.
During Thomas Theisman
's coup, she caused the destruction of two State Security naval battlegroups ordered to arrest Admirals Tourville and Giscard and their senior officers; her reaction at the time was merely "Oops". After the fall of the People's Republic
, she was rapidly promoted to Vice Admiral, and was assigned to... Read More