The Stainless Steel Rat Returns, by Harry Harrison, paperback science fiction novel
“After more than a decade, the return of one of the most enduring characters in modern SF
James Bolivar ‘Slippery Jim’ DiGriz – Special Corps agent, master con man, interstellar criminal (retired) – is living high on the hog on the planet of Moolaplenty when a long-lost cousin and a shipful of swine arrive to drain his bank account and send him and his lovely wife, Angeline, wandering the stars on the wildest journey since Gulliver’s Travels.
In this darkly satiric work, Harry Harrison brings his most famous character out of retirement for a grand tour of the galaxy. The Stainless Steel Rat rides again: a cocktail in his hand, a smile on his lips and larceny in his heart, in search of adventure, gravitons, and a way to get rid of the pigs.
“The Rat can hold his head high amongst the most elevated superhero company – Bulldog Drummond, James Bond, and Flash Gordon included” – Times Literary Supplement