By Joe Haldeman
Otto McGavin is peaceable and idealistic by way of nature, an Anglo-Buddhist, who seeks employment with the Confederación simply because he believes in it and its undertaking to guard the rights of people and nonhumans. the one challenge is that the Confederación wishes him as a first-rate Operator for its mystery provider, the TBII, and the TBII desires Otto as a secret agent, a thief and an assassin.
It's no longer, after all, an issue for the Confederación, which easily makes use of immersion treatment and hypnosis for Otto's education, after which sends him out in deep disguise on quite a few harmful missions on a few extraordinary worlds.
But for Otto, it's a unique topic: what he has to witness and what he's compelled to do take a bad toll on him . . .
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