|Sphere SF paperback, 1982. Cover artwork by Peter Elson.|
"RAT IN PARADISE!
You can't keep a good rat down, not one as slippery as Jim di Griz alias the Stainless Steel Ray. And you can't keep his nose out of trouble either.
Jim and the lethal, luscious Angelina owe themselves a honeymoon and Paraiso-Aqui looks like the place. Settled long ago by voyagers from the southern continent of Earth (or Dirt as it was also known) Paraiso is warm and easy. But all is not well in paradise. The serpentine tyrant General Julio Zapilote is about to sail back into office in another rigged election, and the chance to scupper him is just too good for Jim to miss. Corruption, bribery, graft and chicanery - for the Ray it's just like coming home."