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The Deceivers by  Alfred Bester - Paperback - First Printing - 1982 - from bookarrest and Biblio.co.uk

The Deceivers

by Bester, Alfred

Condition: Fine


New York: TOR Books, 1982. TOR # 48-524-7. "In a cosmic game of death and deception it's winner take all...." The tale of a hero seeking his kidnapped lover, encountering spies, blackmail, and murder - and an intrigue involving possession of meta-crystals - source of unlimited energy. 304 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with minimal shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Fine. Illus. by Michael Whelan (cover art). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

The hero is Rogue Winter, King of Maori Commandos. His lover is the beautiful Demi Jeroux, who has been kidnapped by the villainous, demonic Manchu Duke of Death. Rogue must search through the entire solar system to find missing Demi, from the Paradise of Carnal Pleasures to the bloody torture chambers of Triton. It is in Triton's subterranean chambers that the key to the whole adventure lies, for buried here is the sole source of the newly discovered Meta-crystals, which hold the secret to unlimited energy for all mankind.




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