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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As soon as you agreed to the job I had Jock send word to call off the team that
was trying to arrange a deal with Trowbridge." "I should think so!" "But— see here
, Lorenzo, I'm going to lay it on the line. While you were busy whooping your ...
The word of four respectable people against your jailbird record? Or aren't you a
transportee? Anyhow, Mr. Bonforte prefers to have me drive him— so naturally
you were glad to do a favor for Mr. Bonforte." We hit something about as big as a
He belongs with Webster, Churchill, and Demosthenes— a rolling grandeur
expressed in simple words. Now take this word 'intransigent,' which you have
used twice. I might say that, but I have a weakness for polysyllables; I like to
exhibit my ...
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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