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.
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.
. . . 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.