Synopses & Reviews
Slippery Jim diGriz , alias the Stainless Steel Rat, the galaxy's greatest thief and con artist, returns in his most devilish caper yet.
DiGriz is strenuously fighting boredom on a ritzy pleasure planet when his beloved wife disappears while vising the Temple of Eternal Truth, an enigmatic institution that promises its patrons a sneak peek at Heaven--for a price.
Determined to get his wife back, diGriz takes on the Temple. He thinks he's ready for anything, but he never expects to find himself banished to Hell, complete with pointy-tailed devils. Has Divine judgement caught up with the Rat at last?
Of course not.
"Another gleeful frolic that enables the versatile Harrison ... to have great fun with an unlikely mix of religious fanaticism and Esperanto."
"Fast action, abundant ... humor, swarms of weird concepts and, for fans of the Rat, a welcome return ... of what is probably Harrison's ... most popular series."
"Fans of the Stainless Steel Rat will welcome this new chapter, the most outrageous yet, in Harrison's engaging and delightful saga. He has made this corner of the galaxy his own."
About the Author
is the author of Deathworld
, Make Room! Make Room!
(filmed as Soylent Green
), the popular Stainless Steel Rat books, and many other famous works of SF.