New York; (1982): Holt, Reinhart and Winston. First Edition. Octavo. Item #028383
368 pages. Inscribed by the author. A beautiful interplanetary agent, a glorious product of genetic engineering, operates from and over a near-future Earth. Poul Anderson called this one of Heinlein's best with a "superbly realized heroine". Frederick Pohl describes how he had been entranced by Puppet Masters but considers this as even more compelling to the devotee of fine science ficiton writing. A near fine copy bound in 1/4 maroon cloth over beige paper covered boards with just a hint of fading to upper edges, in a fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket.