One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was -- as usual -- in a bar, drinking away his troubles as he watched his career go down the tubes. Then a space pilot bought him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knew, he was shanghaied to Mars.
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If my simple word is not good , is my oath better ? ” I glanced at the smaller man ,
slouched again on the couch . “ I don ' t believe we have met . I am Lorenzo . " He
glanced at me , looked away . My barroom acquaintance said hastily , " Names ...
Lorenzo , you agree to keep our business secret ? " " Under the rose . This is a
discussion between gentlemen . " " Whether you take the job or not ? ” " Whether
we reach agreement or not . I am human , but , short of illegal methods of ...
But this is a straight impersonation job , Lorenzo , and you are the man for it . It
wasn ' t an accident that I ran across you in that bar ; there had been a tail on you
for two days . As soon as I hit dirt I went where you were . " He frowned . “ I wish I
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - baswood - LibraryThing
This 1956 Hugo award winning novel is included in the science fiction masterwork series and either has not aged well or was a lack lustre rip-off from the start. It takes as a basis for its story the ... Read full review
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