What better way to get rid of your political enemies than to shove them back into the past and maroon them there? It isn’t exactly murder but it sure could raise hob with history!
That was what was happening when they yelled for the Wild Talent Division. The actual time machine was a secret known only to the president—who was apparently the culprit. But someone like Jake Conger would be just weird enough to be able to locate the kind of nut who could travel in time himself.
It’s Ron Goulart with as whacky and wonderful a novel as any he’s written. Back to Old Vienna, back to the Middle Ages, back to Ancient Rome—it’s a mystery trail through time conducted by a madman and guaranteed to keep you on the edge of the seat with suspense and falling off it with laughter at the same time!
EARTHMEN IN TROUBLE
Harris was caged in an underwater “zoo” by a pack of blue lobsters
Maria drew a five-year sentence on a puritanical planet for trying to buy a souvenir—and for being excessively feminine
Taranto & Meyers had committed the crime of being shipwrecked on a planet that didn’t like strangers
Gerson was simply kidnapped—and nobody had any idea why
Five citizens of Terra were being held on other worlds—and the ultra-secret Department 99 existed only to set them, and others like them, free.
This tense novel is the story of one evening’s work for Department 99—their successes and failures—and of the strange crisis that almost wrecked