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Harry Harrison


The Stainless Steel Rat
Year 1961
Publisher Sphere  (New English Library
ISBN 1857984986



Meet Slippery Jim diGriz
cosmic criminal, the smoothest, sneakiest con man in the known Universe.  He can take any bank in the Galaxy, con a captain out of his ship, start a war or stop one - whichever pays the most.

So when the law finally catches up with the Stainless Steel Rat there was only one thing to do - make him a cop.  And turn him loose on a villainous lady who was building her own battleship.




"Harry Harrison bluffs and blusters his way through this preposterous tale ... and somehow he has produced a highly readable novel."
Jon Hartridge, Oxford Mail


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