Operation Haystack

Author: Frank Herbert
Published: 1959
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,056 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.2
LoC Category: PS
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Downloads: 2,356
Added to site: 2008.03.01
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It's hard to ferret out a gang of fanatics; it would, obviously, be even harder to spot a genetic line of dedicated men. But the problem Orne had was one step tougher than that!

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e never met him." He looked to the southwest where a flitter was growing larger as it approached. "Who's my cover contact?"

"That mini-transceiver we planted in your neck for the Gienah job," said Stetson. "It's still there and functioning. Anything happens around you, we hear it."

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Orne touched the subvocal stud at his neck, moved his speaking muscles without opening his mouth. A surf-hissing voice filled the matching transceiver in Stetson's neck:

"You pay attention while I'm making a play for this Diana Bullone, you hear? Then you'll know how an expert works."

"Don't get so interested in your work that you forget why you're out there," growled Stetson.

* * * * *

Mrs. Bullone was a fat little mouse of a woman. She stood almost in the center of the guest room of her home, hands clasped across the paunch of a long, dull silver gown. She had demure gray eyes, grandmotherly gray hair combed straight back in a jeweled net--and that shocking

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Average Rating of 1.5 from 2 reviews: **
2014.01.31
Paulo Respighi
**...

After having been killed while exposing a conspiracy on a planet where all positions of power were held by women, the shreds of Lewis Orn's body are kept alive until he can be reconstituted into a human being. Recuperating in the Interstellar League's capital city, he uncovers a plot to undermine the League Government.

Well, the story is a bit sexist and sounds a little like Fox News' version of politics. The characters are pretty bland, and the threat didn't seem all that dire to me. Two and a half stars.

2013.05.08
bhold
*....

Brilliant agent Lewis Orne uncovers a secret political organization of brilliant women. Why this organization is dangerous, and why this discovery is relevant, is never fully explained. A waste of time, not much here to recommend.


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