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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I had not even known Dak was armed. Deprived of his weapon, the Martian did
not attempt to escape. Dak bounced to his feet, slid up to him, and said, "Ah,
Rrringriil. I see you." "I see you, Captain Dak Broadbent," the Martian squeaked,
Let's just lock up and run for it. Maybe they will never connect us with it." "
Probably they wouldn't," he agreed, "since neither one of us is supposed to be
here. But they would be able to see that Rrringriil had killed Jock— and we can't
Was Rrringriil one of those four at the Manana bar?" "Certainly. Why do you think
I went around Robinson's barn to get you out of there and over here? They either
tailed you, as we did, or they tailed me. Didn't you recognize him?" "Heavens ...
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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