The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge
By Harry Harrison
The Stainless Steel Rat gets married, but rapidly gets involved in something that so far has proven impossible in the galaxy - the planet Cliaand has successfully been invading other worlds. Jim is sent to investigate, and discovers the mysterious Grey Men behind Cliaand's success, encounters a world of feisty warrior women, and becomes father of twins (James and Bolivar).
The Stainless Steel Rat a.k.a. Jim de Griz goes of to stop the evil Cliaands from succeeding in interstellar conquest. I guess that isn't necessary to say that he succeeds and I guess that its equally unnecessary to say that he has to go through endless trials to succeed. He gets to pick locks, throw lots of different kinds of bombs (from hypno to happy bombs), chop, kick and hit evil goons, and he even gets into so much in trouble that he need help from scantly clad female guerrillas. He also manages to father two kids, get married, have his brains scrambled and make the reader rather breathless. Good fun the few hours it takes to read.
Written on 1st July 1999 by TC .