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 shook hands, asked about his sinusitis, thanked him for the pleasant time I had
had on my last visit, and spoke with his aide in that warm man-to-man fashion
that Bonforte was so good at. Then I turned to the young lady. I knew Boothroyd
I tapped the desk in his nervous gesture. "Either this decision is at his level, and
you should ask him— or it's not, and you should never have asked me." Rog
chewed his cigar, then said, "All right, I'm not asking you. "Nol" "What do you
He asked me about myself and told me that he did not recall ever seeing me play,
but that he had seen my father's Cyrano. He was making a great effort to control
the errant muscles of his mouth and his speech was clear but labored. Then he ...
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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