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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Wouldn ' t their purpose be better served - and with less risk - just by killing him ?
” I was thinking queasily how simple it had turned out to be to get rid of a body , if
a man was ruthless enough . " I see what you mean . But that , too , is tied up ...
The two bedrooms are joined , you may have noticed , only through the dressing
rooms , and we ' ve shut off that door . It ' s soundproof . ” " Sounds like a good
arrangement . How is he ? " Clifton frowned . “ Better , much better - on the whole
As the next few days passed I came to the conclusion that Rog knew Bill better
than I did . We heard nothing from him or about him and the campaign went
ahead as usual , getting rougher all the time , but with not a peep to show that our
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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