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The Stainless Steel Rat for President

The Stainless Steel Rat Book 5

By Harry Harrison

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You can't keep a good rat down, not one as slippery as Jim di Griz, alias the Stainless Steel Rat. And you can't keep his nose out of trouble either.

Jim and the lethal, luscious Angelina owe themselves a honeymoon and Paraiso-Aqui looks like the place. Settled long ago by voyagers from the southern continent of Earth (or Dirt as it was known) Paraiso is warm and easy. But all is not well in paradise. The serpentine tyrant General Julio Zapilote is about to sail back into office in another rigged election, and the chance to scupper him is just too good for Jim to miss. Corruption, bribery, graft and chicanery - for the Rat it's just like coming home.

Biographical Notes

Harry Harrison (1925 - 2012)

Harry Harrison was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey in Connecticut, in 1925. He is the author of a number of much-loved series including the Stainless Steel Rat and Bill the Galactic Hero sequences and the Deathworld Trilogy. He is known as a passionate advocate of Esperanto, the most popular of the constructed international languages, which appears in many of his novels. He has been publishing novels for over half a century and is perhaps best known for his seminal novel of overpopulation, Make Room! Make Room!, which was adapted into the cult film Soylent Green. He died in 2012.

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  • ISBN: 9780575115439
  • Publication date: 29 Sep 2011
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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