Mission Earth, Volume 5: Fortune of Fear

Mission Earth, Volume 5: Fortune of Fear

by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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The Voltarian invaders are getting down and dirty . . . in the deadliest of games.

The price: Planet Earth.

Voltarian Royal Officer Jettero Heller has heart, nerve and a quick mind on his side. His archenemy Soltan Gris has cunning, ruthlessness and a devious plan on his. But what neither of them has is money—and without that they may as well pack up

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The Voltarian invaders are getting down and dirty . . . in the deadliest of games.

The price: Planet Earth.

Voltarian Royal Officer Jettero Heller has heart, nerve and a quick mind on his side. His archenemy Soltan Gris has cunning, ruthlessness and a devious plan on his. But what neither of them has is money—and without that they may as well pack up and go back to Voltar. Because as every earthling knows—no pay, no play.

Heller’s solution is a weekend in Atlantic City, where he puts a new spin on gambling. He’s got a foolproof system, guaranteeing that he’ll win every bet he makes.

Gris, on the other hand, has found an unexpected source of income. His body. Turns out there are certain women, with a very perverse sense of humor, willing to pay to play with him.

Into this world of dirty money, dirty tricks and dirty games, the wildest of wild cards is about to change everything. Countess Krak is back—and this voluptuous Voltarian, condemned murderess and love of Heller’s life could prove to be the key player in coming to grips with a FORTUNE OF FEAR.

“The adventure, colored by broad strokes of satire, is written with a vigor.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The farce continues in this fifth installment of Hubbard's 10-series, Mission Earth. Soltan Gris, the focus here, is the Voltarian Empire's spy chief on Earth. Forever plotting, peeping and trying to manipulate others, double agent Gris is himself the eternal dupe. His crazed schemes to subvert his own agent in the field, virtuous Jettero Heller, keep blowing up in his face. The new chapter, a spoof of free market economics, opens with Gris smuggling 12 tons of goldto pay his credit card bills. Fast-talking bankers soon relieve him of the lucre and he fumes to see Heller raising money for his good deeds from mob-run Atlantic City casinos and commodities trading. This leaden satire gets more outrageous in its sexual aspects, which sound suspiciously like a parody of Scientology (e.g. lesbians who are ``cured'' by being raped). (October)
From the Publisher

Mission Earth is epic science fiction: a rollicking, sprawling romp, chock-full of action and filled with sly social commentary. Who’d have thought a ten-volume series could still leave readers wanting more?” —ROBERT J. SAWYER

“A great mix of science speculations, science fiction and outrageous humor. I was hooked from the very beginning. Mission Earth will super charge your imagination and give your funny bone a work-out.” —DR. HARRY KLOOR, PHD2

“Hubbard is a thinker who writes, rather than a writer who thinks, as most masters are.” —SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“The adventure, colored by broad strokes of satire, is written with a vigor.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"...bristles with excitement on every page." —Dow Jones

“...features rich inventiveness, brisk pacing, and a large cast of appealing characters.” —Booklist

"...a wild compound of science fiction action, political satire and sexual comedy." —Cincinnati Post

"Ironic, exciting, romantic and hilarious." —Orson Scott Card

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592120260
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Series:
Mission Earth Series, #5
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
391
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.16(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

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