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... had been reserve champion with the pistol in the Imperial Matches nine years
earlier, and had published three volumes of verse under the nom de plume of "
Acey Wheelwright." I resolved never again to take a man at merely his face value.
They delivered me to the robing room of the Palace and turned me over to King
Willem's equerry, Colonel Pateel, a bland-faced Hindu with perfect manners and
the dazzling dress uniform of the Imperial space forces. His bow to me must have
The very size of the Imperial machinery dismayed me. Once when we had to
attend a meeting outside the offices, Penny had led me on what she called a
short cut through the Archives — miles on miles of endless files, each one
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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