Caught during a failed robbery, Slippery Jim, the Stainless Steel Rat, cuts a deal--to journey to a prison planet filled with homicidal maniacs to recover a lost alien artifact--that puts his freedom and his life on the line.
Slippery Jim diGriz has been forced to cut a deal with the Galactic League. In exchange for an antidote to the deadly but slow acting poison they have given him, he must retrieve an important artifact from Liokukae--a planet that is used primarily as a dumping ground.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Types of Characters, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Science Fiction + Fantasy