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Cat and Mouse   By: (-1959)

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Cat and Mouse by Ralph Williams is a thrilling and suspenseful novel that will keep readers engrossed from start to finish. Filled with endless plot twists and unexpected turns, this book takes readers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

The story revolves around the lives of two main characters, Tom and Jerry, who are constantly caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, hence the title. Tom, a former detective-turned-private investigator, is haunted by his past and driven by his relentless pursuit of justice. Jerry, on the other hand, is a cunning and enigmatic criminal mastermind who always manages to stay one step ahead.

The author masterfully weaves together a complex web of deception, betrayal, and revenge, leaving readers on the edge of their seats. The pacing of the story is impeccable, with just the right amount of action and suspense to keep readers hooked. Williams' writing style is crisp and concise, allowing for a fast-paced narrative that never loses its momentum.

One aspect of the book that stands out is the character development. Tom and Jerry are both deeply flawed individuals with haunting pasts, yet they are irresistibly drawn to each other. As the story progresses, the complex layers of their personalities are peeled back, revealing their fears, desires, and motivations. This adds depth and complexity to their interactions, making them incredibly compelling and captivating to read.

Moreover, the author's attention to detail is commendable. Whether it's describing a crime scene, a chase sequence, or a psychological confrontation, Williams paints vivid pictures with his words, immersing the readers in the gritty world he has created. The authenticity and realism of the settings and characters further enhance the overall reading experience.

However, one minor drawback of the book is that at times, the plot feels slightly convoluted. There are numerous subplots and secondary characters introduced throughout the story, which can be slightly overwhelming to keep track of. However, this does not detract significantly from the overall enjoyment of the novel.

Overall, Cat and Mouse by Ralph Williams is a must-read for fans of thrilling crime and suspense novels. With its gripping storyline, well-developed characters, and expertly crafted suspense, this book will have readers eagerly turning the pages, desperate to uncover the truth and see how the deadly game between Tom and Jerry unfolds. Don't miss out on this gripping tale of cat and mouse!

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Illustrated by van Dongen

[Transcriber's Note: This etext was produced from Astounding Science Fiction June 1959. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.]

The Warden needed to have a certain very obnoxious pest eliminated ... and he knew just the pest eradicator he needed....

The Harn first came to the Warden's attention through its effect on the game population of an area in World 7 of the Warden's sector. A natural ecology was being maintained on World 7 as a control for experimental seedings of intelligent life forms in other similar worlds. How the Harn got there, the Warden never knew. In its free moving larval state, the Harn was a ticklike creature which might have sifted through a natural inter dimensional rift; or it might have come through as a hitchhiker on some legitimate traveler, possibly even the Warden himself.

In any event, it was there now. Free of natural enemies and competition, it had expanded enormously. So far, the effect in the control world was localized, but this would not be the case when the Harn seeded. Prompt action was indicated.

The Warden's inclination and training was in the direction of avoiding direct intervention in the ecology of the worlds under his jurisdiction, even in the field of predator control... Continue reading book >>

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