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I almost stumbled— and Willem was up out of his throne like a shot and steadied
my arm. I heard a gasp go around the hall. He smiled at me and said sotto voce, "
Take it easy, old friend. We'll make this short." He helped me to the stool before ...
"Why, Willem?" "Because you and I are patient men. See that?" He pointed at the
plaque of his house. " 'I Maintain!' It's not a flashy rule but it is not a king's
business to be flashy; his business is to conserve, to hang on, to roll with the
Since you are standing in for him, call me 'Willem,' as he does. Did you know that
was how I spotted you?" "No, Si—no, Willem." "He's called me Willem for twenty
years. I thought it decidedly odd that he would quit it in private simply because ...
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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
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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