Otto McGavin is an Anglo-Buddhist who has been recruited as a spy defending human and alien rights for the interstellar clandestine government agency known only as TBII. Each job takes him to a new planet with wildly different rules and brutal abuses that he must investigate and put a stop to. He takes on a new implanted personality for each job, with his own self buried, ready for action when necessary. But he faces a loss of self as the jobs he does become more personally horrific, and the artificial personalities and hypnotic training suppress more of his own being.
Joe William Haldeman (born 1943) is an American science fiction author. His most famous novel is The Forever War, inspired by his Vietnam experiences, which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
Joe Haldeman is the brother of Jack C. Haldeman II.
Joe Haldeman. Wikipedia.
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