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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It seemed most unlikely that I could be connected with the affair even if it were
discovered - fortunately a gentleman always wears gloves , and I had had mine
off only to put on make - up and later during that ghastly house cleaning . Aside
man in the entire Solar System , My astonished mind made a standing broad
jump and arrived at what seemed a logical certainty . Bonforte had lived through
at least three assassination attempts - - or so the news reports would have us ...
The traffic , wheel and foot , seemed to pay no attention to us , or at least such
attention was for the pretty young woman with me rather than directed at me . Yet
I felt uneasy . “ What is it , Chief ? " “ Eh ? That is what it is ! " “ Sir ? " I ' m not
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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