In book after book, one outrageous adventure after another, Harry Harrison has chronicled the wild and fast-paced exploits of the universe s greatest thief and con artist: Slippery Jim diGriz, alias the Stainless Steel Rat. Now the Rat returns in his most devilish caper yet. DiGriz is strenuously fighting boredom on a ritzy pleasure planet when his beloved wife, Angelina, disappears while visiting the Temple of Eternal Truth, an enigmatic institution that promises its wealthy patrons a sneak peek at Heaven for a price. The Temple s scam offends that Rat s professional sensibilities. It s one thing to fleece the idle rich of their cash; stealing their souls is something else entirely. Besides, he wants his wife back. DiGriz immediately calls in the troops, including his twin sons, Bolivar and James, and a sexy superspy named Sybil. With his friends and family at his side, and armed with his own survival ability and experience, he thinks he s ready for anything, but he never expects to find himself banished to Hell, complete with man-eating devils with horns and pointed tails. After years of gleeful criminality, has divine judgment caught up with the Rat at last? Of course not.