The Heaven Makers
Copyright 1968 by
I first read this in February 1971 and most recently on the 28th March 2010.
Alien abductions and glamorous babes!
They're ugly, they're squat and they come from outer space. These alien
Chems are the secret power that governs us.
Fraffin is the most popular Storyteller among the Chem. Yet the evidence is
mounting that he may also be the worst criminal they have ever known.
The Bureau of Criminal Repression has been trying to uncover the trail of
corruption and then to punish Fraffin.
Kelexel is an Investigator for the Bureau. He's the fifth investigator
assigned so far to this case. The previous four were suborned and reported
Fraffin to be innocent, yet it is clear that there
is something very wrong.
Kelexel has been sent to Fraffin's world to uncover the corruption and punish
the criminals. He hopes he can resist whatever bribe will be
offered or threat made to him.
Not one of Herbert's major novels, but worth a read. I enjoyed it
immensely each time I've read it. However, I admit that I've always
looked kindly on the book just because of that wonderful cover.
Loaded on the 23rd March 2011.