The Enemy Within - Mission Earth, Bk 3 Author:L. Ron Hubbard Will the Galactic fate of Earth be determined by a mafia family run by a six-foot-six former Roxy chorus girl? Earthlings: Beware! Do you know who your enemies are? Your neighbor? Your boss? Your butcher? Your wife? Only the Voltarians know for sure. They've successfully infiltrated our little ... more »world, and it may never be the same. They walk among us. They work among us. And they're making themselves right at home, prepping the planet for a power play unlike any you've ever seen before. What does bubble bath, a NATO task force off the shores of Manhattan, Rudolf Valentino, James Cagney, a Turkish belly dancer, Connecticut deputy sherrifs, the last surviving member of Hitler's general staff, and Long Island demolition derby have to do with the survival of Earth?
In this web of espionage, intrigue and betrayal, even Voltarian Royal Combat Engineer Jettero Heller doesn't know who he can trust. He's hard at work creating a gasoline substitute to fuel his '68 Caddy in a Long Island automobile race, a development that could have dramatic consequences for the entire human race. As such, he poses a grave threat to the powers that be. Now, his treacherous fellow Voltarian, Soltan Gris, has formed a secret alliance with a cabal that includes a dirty DC politician, a ruthless billionaire industrialist and a mysterious media madman. Their mission: terminate Jettero Heller. Beset by double-crossing body doubles and backstabbing identity shifters, Heller discovers that the most dangerous battle of all is about to begin . . . against THE ENEMY WITHIN.« less
Has enough action in the plot to keep a dozen novels moving. You will lose sleep, you will miss appointments - if you dont force yourself to put it down. Big humorous tal of interstellar intrigue in the classical mold.