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Last Enemy

Last Enemy by H. Beam Piper
By: (1904-1964)

An undercover Paratimer has disappeared on assignment while in an alternate time line, and it’s up to Verkan Vall of the Paratime Police to save her. To do so, he must infiltrate a universe in which assassination is an honorable profession, and reincarnation a scientific fact. Will Verkan Vall survive in a world of killers and the undead?

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The last enemy was the toughest of all and conquering him was in itself almost as dangerous as not conquering. For a strange pattern of beliefs can make assassination an honorable profession!

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Along the U shaped table, the subdued clatter of dinnerware and the buzz of conversation was dying out; the soft music that drifted down from the overhead sound outlets seemed louder as the competing noises diminished. The feast was drawing to a close, and Dallona of Hadron fidgeted nervously with the stem of her wineglass as last moment doubts assailed her.

The old man at whose right she sat noticed, and reached out to lay his hand on hers.

"My dear, you're worried," he said softly. "You, of all people, shouldn't be, you know."

"The theory isn't complete," she replied. "And I could wish for more positive verification. I'd hate to think I'd got you into this "

Garnon of Roxor laughed. "No, no!" he assured her. "I'd decided upon this long before you announced the results of your experiments... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - October 23, 2013
Short, but well read.
Reviewer: - June 21, 2013
Subject: Last Enemy Review
Mark Nelson knocks another great H. Beam Piper novel out of the park. Nelson's pace, pronunciation and character differentiation are spot on. I'm actually worried I won't be able to read/hear any Piper books without hearing Mark Nelson's wonderful voice.
H. Beam Piper's novel involving Paratime officer Verkan Vall is a fascinating weave of parallel universe politics, science and mystery. Id say if you enjoyed the TV series "Fringe" the story line that Piper weaves is for you (in a time before, parallel or evolving into Fringe, ha!!) An excellent novel for listening. Piper keeps the pace and mystery going as well as explaining and expanding his parallel dimensional worlds. Fun!

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