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The Stainless Steel Rat

Stainless Steel Rat refers to a fictional character and a novel about the character. The book was written in 1961 by science fiction author Harry Harrison. It is the first in a ten-part series.

The Rat himself, James Bolivar DiGriz, is a futuristic con man, thief and all-round rascal.

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At the beginning of the novel, "Slippery Jim" DiGriz, the stainless steel rat, is out-conned into working for the government. In the Space Corps, the elite law-enforcement and spy agency, he joins the ranks of an organization that is entirely constiuted of ex-criminals like himself. In the novel, he has several adventures and meets his love interest, Angelina, who is even more sociopathic than he is.

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