The hero is a Cambodian refugee who escapes from the socialist colony as a boy and becomes a famous inventor of guns and travel harnesses and becomes rich. The evil dictator of the colony seeks to undermine and destroy him by any means for more than a century.
The book contains some good lines and holds the reader's interest. The plot keeps twisting and goes on too long.
It won the Prometheus Award in 1994 as the best libertarian science fiction novel of the year.
Year Read: 2000
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