Just learned that Harry Harrison passed away. Dammit.
The Stainless Steel Rat was some clever damn writing, the crimes of Slippery Jim very well crafted, albeit with quite a bit of applied phlebotinum. Subversive in a way, very anti ray-gun, Jim DiGriz was sick at the thought of killing. The Stainless Steel Rat For President is a wonderful take on electioneering.
Slippery Jim DiGriz was a favorite of mine for several years, and the lovely, incredibly lethal Angelina a dream girl of mine. Poop.