A bit confusing, but detailed and fast paced
Seems you either hate or love this long series - I loved it, could not put it down. Fast paced, funny, campy and over the top! Sci-fi at it's best.
From the violent, heroin ridden back streets of Turkey to the heart of government corruption in America, Mission Earth relentlessly hurls into a new labyrinth of intrigue, betrayal, suspense and murder. Through Earth's underworld, torn by Mafia wars and criminal rivalry, abounding with assassins, killers, prostitutes, drug runners, and subverted government agents, the gripping story masterly twist and turns with its heartpounding pace. The fierce, unique blend of tension, ingenuity, humor, betrayal and tragedy continues...
From Publishers Weekly: "With this second volume, the direction and shape of Hubbard's proposed 10-book sequence, Mission Earth, are becoming clear. Instead of concentrating on the overall theme (will Earth destroy itself before the aliens can conquer it?), Hubbard emphasizes a great amount of seemingly extraneous incident to stretch out his tale into a dekalogy. In place of an epic, he offers a mock epic. This second book is a modern Candide in which alien secret agent Jettero Heller is introduced to the contemporary world in satirical strokes so broad they recall vaudeville sketches. When Heller arrives in New York City, he innocently lands a job with the Mafia, takes a room in a brothel and is taught to drive by a cabbie. Apart from one funny sequence in which FBI agents' praise of J. Edgar Hoover makes him out to be a greater con man and criminal than his targets, most of the attacks (especially on the IRS) are vengeful and humorless." Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
#2 in Mission Earth series