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"Yes, but— see here, Captain, if Mr. Bonforte's political enemies have kidnaped
him, why keep it secret? I should expect you to shout it from the housetops." "On
Earth we would. At New Batavia we would. On Venus we would. But here we are
"So, naturally, the Emperor has summoned Mr. Bonforte to New Batavia." "Eh?
New Batavia? Well!" I was thinking that I had never seen the Imperial capital. The
one time I had been on the Moon the vicissitudes of my profession had left me ...
There is no getting around it, Penny is the world-saver type and her sincerity is
contagious. The boning I did on the trip out to Mars was as nothing to the hard
study I put in on the trip to New Batavia. I already had the basic character; now ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
I was surprised how much I liked this book. It's a relatively simple and predictable plot: Lorenzo Smythe is an actor hired to impersonate a politician at a key political moment. Only thing is, the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
An actor finds himself in a dangerous role. he is told the president of mars has been kidnapped, and he gets the job. But he finds out the kidnappers are also the men who have hired him.... Read full review