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A Man of Double Deed

A Man of Double Deed

by Leonard Daventry

Publisher Doubleday

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A cataclysm greater than the shattering Atomic Disaster of 1990 threatens the citizens of the 21st century. The world is living in fear of the wanton youth bands roaming the vast cities & terrorizing without purpose. There's no protection from the malicious homicide, the savage violence or the senseless suicide that is being committed. The World Government Committee is being pressed to immediate action by the corrupt & the honest. But it is the Keymen--a group of Telepaths who consider themselves humanity's custodians--who're fully aware of the urgency & implications of the worsening situation. A top Keyman, Coman is sent on the dangerous mission of persuading an influential member of the Committee to sanction the formation of a extraterrestrial area for the confinement of those ravaging the world. Failure in this mission could mean his & the gradual disintegration of all the ideals that have advanced humans to the interplanetary flight age, robots & incredible glass cities. Coman is accompanied on his fateful trip by the two women with whom he lives. In his attempts to shield the women from danger, he places them in an explosive situation with possible drastic consequences.

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About the Author

Leonard Daventry

Leonard Daventry was a UK author whose first science fiction novel, A Man of Double Deed (1965), began the Claus Coman series of tales set on an Earth partly recovered from nuclear Disaster and run by Telepaths, one of whom, the protagonist, is assigned the task of solving various problems. The sequels, two book-length stories, were published together as Reflections in a Mirage, and The Ticking Is in Your Head (coll 1969) and later appeared separately as Reflections in a Mirage (1969) and The Ticking Is in Your Head (1970), by Robert Hale Limited, for which firm Daventry wrote most of his remaining novels. The best of these is probably Terminus (1971), a grim Dystopia; but it is his first, quite remarkably bleak novel for which Daventry is now best remembered.

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