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The Dogtown Tourist Agency

(A book in the Miro Hetzel series)
A novel by

Miro Hetzel is an effectuator: a private investigator and gentleman of the Gaean Reach. This book contains two stories of his adventures.

"The Dogtown Tourist Agency" - The Istagam Corporation has found an inexpensive means of manufacturing technical goods which greatly undercuts its competition. Hetzel, hired by that competition, must trace down the mysterious Istagam and discover their secret. His investigation leads him to the dangerous and exotic planet Maz, whose inhuman inhabitants' life cycle is dependent upon conflict and warfare. There he becomes embroiled in murder.

"Freitzke's Turn" - Hetzel must locate one Faurence Dacre, a brilliant surgeon and sociopath who has stolen the body parts of Hetzel's client. In order to locate Dacre, Hetzel must retrace the man's history to find his likely hiding place.

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June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Dogtown Tourist Agency (Miro Hetzel Book 1)
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Spatterlight Press LLC
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April 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Dogtown Tourist Agency
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Gateway
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