The Stainless Steel Rat Series|
DiGriz and Angelina are happily married and expecting the birth of their sons. The planet Cliaand is waging interstellar war, and against the odds, its Grey Men are invading and taking over planet after planet. The Rat is sent to Cliaand to start a one-man guerrilla campaign to put a stop to the plans of the planet's leader, Kraj. He is aided by the Amazons, a force of liberated freedom fighters, and eventually by his wife who arrives to help him win the war and keep him out of the arms of the Amazons.
"In this one, I'm sorry to say, Harry Harrison is marking time. It's nice to meet Slippery Jim diGriz and his lethal bride again, but he simply isn't the blithely amoral individual he was in The Stainless Steel Rat... which is a good yarn ...It's all good fun, but too much of Slippery Jim's best skulduggery takes place offstage for his exploits to be believable in the way The Stainless Steel Rat was. That's the book to read."
"Harry Harrison has proven, frequently, that he can be a writer of substance when he has his mind on his work. This sloppy, slam-bang adventure story, however, seems to have been thrown out the window of his VW bus during one of his frequent passages from one country to another, to placate tax-collectors and other such wolves ... Okay; authors have to write pot-boilers now and then, and taken on its own terms, this one is fairly good of its breed. But it doesn't deserve the permanence of hard covers."
" ... a truly breathtaking book. Out-Bonding Bond for action and with all the mind-boggling possibilities of SF thrown in, Mr. Harrison, with all his usual vigour and directness, keeps attention and imagination strained to breaking point in the attempt to keep up with every new gadget, drug, weapon and brain-washing device that his fertile mind can devise ... Impossible to put this book down till the end and equally impossible, when one has got there, not to let loose a sigh."