Retief is Back! The Galaxy's One and Only Two-Fisted Diplomat Returns to Make the Universe Safe for Terrans in Spite of His Bungling and Cowardly Superior Officers. Peace, it's wonderful! Except when the Peace Movement is actually a subterfuge by the warlike and imperialistic Krll to get the Terrans to get off of a planet, leaving it defenseless and ripe for conquest. Of course, the Terran diplomats have their usual primary concerns: covering their, ah, flanks and not doing anything that might threaten their careers . . . which means that they're not about to do anything, period. Once again, it's up to Retief to thwart the would-be conquerors, even if the unthinkable happens, and he's drummed out of the Corps Diplomatique Terrestrienne ! And Retief has never been more dangerous to the villains than when he's operating outside the rules of diplomacy! . ABOUT THE AUTHOR William H. Keith, Jr. is a top-selling writer of science fiction and military fiction, author of over 50 novels, including the "Warstrider" and "Seals: The Warrior Breed" series for Avon Books. His Tactics of Duty (Roc) won the Award for Best Game Related Fiction of the year. Keith has continued the saga of the Bolo—Keith Laumer's other popular creation—with several successful novels. Now, he continues the hilarious adventures of Retief. ABOUT THE CREATOR Keith Laumer, creator of the Bolo, was renowned both for his fast-paced adventure stories, and for his comical stories of Retief, the galaxy's only two-fisted diplomat. One of science fiction's most popular authors, his novels and story collections have been constantly in print for nearly four decades. A Captain in the US Air Force and later an officer in the Diplomatic Corps, Laumer served all over the world, giving him a solid background both for his fast-moving action stories, including his Bolo series, and his satirical Retief adventures. He died in 1993.
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