The fifth Rat novel. Angelina and diGriz plan a belated honeymoon on the planet Paraiso. Here, the corrupt dictator, General Julio Zapilote, is about to have himself re-elected in another rigged election. Jim and Angelina decide to become involved in the election themselves, putting up a disguised diGriz as their candidate, and fighting Zapilote at his own game with their criminal skills.
This novel satirizes the goings on of corrupt South American states, with the Rat championing the cause of the oppressed. It was adapted into a comic book series.
Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey, 1925–2012) was an American science fiction (SF) author, best known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966). The latter was the rough basis for the motion picture Soylent Green (1973). Harrison was (with Brian Aldiss) the co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.
Aldiss called him "a constant peer and great family friend". His friend Michael Carroll said, "Imagine Pirates of the Caribbean or Raiders of the Lost Ark, and picture them as science-fiction novels. They're rip-roaring adventures, but they're stories with a lot of heart."
Novelist Christopher Priest wrote in an obituary, "Harrison was an extremely popular