Rock of Ages (Maijstral 3)

Rock of Ages (Maijstral 3)

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by Walter Jon Williams
     
 

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After years of struggle, Drake Maijstral has been rated Number One Burglar by the Imperial Sporting Commission. Surely by now he deserves a vacation— and he fully intends to take one, on Earth. But valuable items keep disappearing, and it’s clear that Maijstral, the master thief to end all master thieves, is being preyed upon by another expert burglar.

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After years of struggle, Drake Maijstral has been rated Number One Burglar by the Imperial Sporting Commission. Surely by now he deserves a vacation— and he fully intends to take one, on Earth. But valuable items keep disappearing, and it’s clear that Maijstral, the master thief to end all master thieves, is being preyed upon by another expert burglar. Maijstral would very much like to solve this mystery, but unfortunately people keep challenging him to duels, and he’s become enmeshed in conspiracies laid by two very attractive, very dangerous ladies. And to make things worse, the corpse of Maijstral’s father has been stolen— a corpse that is dead, but still senile.

Rock of Ages is the third hilarious Drake Maijstral adventure by the New York Times best-selling author Walter Jon Williams.

Editorial Reviews

Vicky Burkholder
This is a tongue-in-cheek, fun science fiction novel full of action, romance, adventure, and irony. There are aliens, strange gadgets to get you into and out of trouble, dead people who aren't dead, and more Elvis impersonators than in Las Vegas.
unknown anonymous
Literate farce is still a scarcity in science fiction. That's why this third volume in the continuing series about Maijstral, the Number One-rated allowed burglar in the Human Constellation, is such an amusing find . . . The plot moves briskly from underwater palaces to holy Graceland (a marvelously silly land practically overflowing with Elvii of all species, genders, and sizes), and the whirlwind pace helps keep the novel entertaining, if not intellectually overtaxing.
Don Blyly
. . . Drake had become the number one rated Allowed Burglar, and he decided to celebrate by visiting Earth for a vacation. Unfortunately nobody on Earth is willing to believe he really is on vacation--- they all believe he's casing the place for more thefts. And thefts start taking place around him, as somebody tries to frame him . . . In the end, Drake has to brake into Graceland, past all the Elvis priests and Elvis clones, to get the plots unravelled. The series is a wonderful romp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013603400
Publisher:
World Domination, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/17/2011
Series:
Maijstral , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
867,825
File size:
834 KB

Meet the Author

Walter Jon Williams was born in Minnesota, and now lives in New Mexico. He is the author of twenty-eight novels and three collections of short fiction.

His first novel to attract serious public attention was Hardwired (1986), described by Roger Zelazny as "a tough, sleek juggernaut of a story, punctuated by strobe-light movements, coursing to the wail of jets and the twang of steel guitars." In 2001 he won a Nebula Award for his novelette, “Daddy’s World,” and won again in 2005 for “The Green Leopard Plague.”

His latest work is Deep State, a near-future thriller set in the world of alternate reality gaming.

Walter has also written for the screen and for television, and has worked in the gaming field. He was a writer for the alternate reality game Last Call Poker, and has scripted the recent mega-hit Spore.

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