New York : Harcourt Brace, c1997.
1st U.S. ed.
329 p. ; 22 cm.
Baker, Kage. Company novels ; bk. 1.
As a child, Mendoza was sold by her parents to a group of pagans. However when her captors are arrested, she is snatched up by the Spanish Inquisition. However, one of the Inquisitors is the cybernetic Joseph, who transforms Mendoza into a cyborg and trains her to be his agent. Fifteen years later, Mendoza embarks on her first mission to England to gather a valuable plant that has gone extinct in the future.