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But when it started, I was so busy doing it I didn't have time to do it wrong." Clifton
called out, his voice thin in thin air, "Dak! Are you watching the time?" "Gobs of
time. Over a minute." "Mr. Bonforte!" It was Penny's voice. I turned and went back
... and started to stand up. "Smythe!" Bill shouted. I kept right on getting to my feet,
did not look toward him. "I mean you, Mr. Phony Bonforte-Smythe!" he went on
angrily, raising his voice still more. This time I did look at him, with astonishment
"Don't you wish I would?" He started spewing forth the basic story, talking rapidly.
He made no mention of the kidnaping and did not mention his own part in the
hoax, but implied that he had left us rather than be mixed up in any such swindle.
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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