Double Star Author:Robert A. Heinlein Lorenzo Smythe, an actor out of a job, was willing to take on anything that came along -- including t he drink offered him in a bar by a man Lorenzo knew to be from outer space. It was a fateful meeting -- one which resulted in the most important, yet most dangerous and terrifying, acting role in his professional career. — It was not until Lore... more »nzo found himself shanghaied on a spaceship bound for Mars that he discovered the extraordinary nature of his new job: to impersonate John J. Bonforte, leader of t he Political Expansionist coalition, the most loved -- and hated -- man in the solar system.
As Lorenzo's limited engagement stretched into a literally stellar performance, he found that he was playing a part in which there was no distinction between make-believe and reality. With a galactic empire depending on the success of his impersonation, Lorenzo was caught in an actor's nightmare from which there was no escape.« less