Rock of Ages by Walter Jon Williams

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After years of struggle, Drake Maijstral has been rated Number One Burglar by the Imperial Sporting Commission. Surely by now he deserves a vacation— and he fully intends to take one, on Earth. But valuable items keep disappearing, and it’s clear that Maijstral, the master thief to end all master thieves, is being preyed upon by another expert burglar. Maijstral would very much like to solve this mystery, but unfortunately people keep challenging him to duels, and he’s become enmeshed in conspiracies laid by two very attractive, very dangerous ladies. And to make things worse, the corpse of Maijstral’s father has been stolen— a corpse that is dead, but still senile.

Rock of Ages is the third hilarious Drake Maijstral adventure by the New York Times best-selling author Walter Jon Williams.


About Walter Jon Williams

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Walter Jon Williams has been nominated repeatedly for every major SF award, including Hugo and Nebula Award nominations for his novel City on Fire. His most recent books are The Sundering, The Praxis, Destiny's Way, and The Rift. Mr. Williams lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife.
Published June 17, 2011 by Tor Books. 288 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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First hardcover appearance for an established paperback series (House of Shards, 1988, etc.) about Drake Maijstral, the top-rated Allowed Burglar in the Human Constellation that shares the galaxy, now amicably, with the alien Khosali Empire.

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They are both attractive women (and relatively intriguing characters), and what would be a most pleasant dilemma for Majistral is only overshadowed by the deadly duels to which his wealthy hosts keep challenging him.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

"Snitch" plays to none of Dwayne Johnson's varied strengths.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Three creators of "Rock of Ages" are lunching with reporters in the Bourbon Room, a casino-floor lounge The Venetian named and themed in honor of the fictional rock club in their show.

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When the young ingenue Sherrie (Carrie St. Louis) asks the smitten young rock club's bar back Drew (Justin Mortelliti) what he really dreams of in life, he gives a Twisted Sister answer: "I Wanna Rock!"

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