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Ai! Pedrito!: When Intelligence Goes Wrong

Ai! Pedrito!: When Intelligence Goes Wrong [Kindle Edition]

L. Ron Hubbard , Kevin J. Anderson , Corey Burton
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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A rollicking and unpredictable adventure through the world of spies and double agents, lovers and enemies (often one and same). It has been said that somewhere in the world you have an exact double. This rocket-ride of a novel ignites with the sudden cry of "Ai! Pedrito!", as Naval Lieutenant Tom Smith discovers that his exact look-alike is the notorious South American revolutionary and spy, Pedrito Miraflores. Inspired by a real incident in the life of L. Ron Hubbard, "Ai! Pedrito!" is a fun-to-read, compelling novel of what can sometimes happen when intelligence goes wrong. "All the fast pacing of James Bond and the adventure of Indiana Jones." —Mystery Scene

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 736 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1592120032
  • Publisher: Galaxy Press; 1 edition (15 Jun 1998)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008Y8CSP0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very fast and exciting read! 23 Aug 1998
By A Customer
The combination of Hubbard and Anderson in this rolling adventure is a real thrill ride for the reader. I found the tale was fast moving and always spiced with excitement around each and every corner. The satire on the CIA underworld was a roar! I often found myself laughing out loud during some of the hilarious situations Smith and Pedrito found themselves in! I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure tale with its original plot that actually was sparked by an actual experience in Hubbard's life during his worldly travels! It leaves a reader with the compelling thought 'What if a case of mistaken identity really happened to me?' and 'Do I have a double on this planet?' The intrigue of this plot is what keeps you reading and afterward tags this book in your memory as a great 'What If' novel. I loved the combination of these two authors, and so will you . Hubbard and Anderson are two of my favorites of Science Fiction and Adventure. I really recommend you get a copy, strap yourself in to enjoy the ride and watch out for those chickens!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Martin Short as Indiana Jones 7 July 1998
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Ok, I admit I'm a Kevin Anderson fan. I even had search high and low for his "Assemblers of Infinity" because he was between new book releases (and they found it).
But my problem with this latest work is I went looking for Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and instead found Martin Short (or Leslie Neilson).
This is a comedy, not one of Anderson's typical action-adventure tales. The main character repeatedly stumbles between cases of mistaken identity that, somehow work out in the end. If you read the book with this in mind it will be entertaining. If, however, you're looking for a Kevin Anderson book, look for "Assemblers of Infinity."
-- David Hess
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1.0 out of 5 stars Ai Ronito! When your intelligence goes wrong! 14 Dec 1998
By A Customer
This book is on the level of a pre-teenie comic book without the cartoons. It is so stupid, that one wonders why Ron Hubbard needed a co-author: to make the book, or to take the blame? If they just labelled it as pre-teenie material per se, like the Hardy Boys, maybe it wouldn't get such a terrible review from me. But this example of vanity publishing by the super rich Hubbard, using his own publishing house, offers it dead pan to all, in competition with writers like Tom Wolfe and Tom Clancy. Forget it. At local bookstores it's discounted 50% and still they can't give it away. WASPs never are exact doubles for Roman Catholic Cubans, by the way. Lame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I tried and tried, but I couldn't put it down! 17 July 1998
By A Customer
I foolishly thought I could buy this book and still get a good night's sleep. Ha! Wrong!
It's a very funny, fast paced, adventure, spy story of what happens when a Lt. in US Naval Inteligence and a South American revolutionary leader (who look identical) get switched.
If you ever wondered what happened to the KGB then the answer is here and a funny answer it is too.
I highly recommend the book but I take no responsibility for any sleeping problems caused by an inability to put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Action and humor! 26 Dec 1998
By A Customer
I really enjoyed this book! I normally don't like to read "spy" novels, but made an exception because of Hubbard and Anderson. I'm certainly glad that I did. There wasn't all that "intelligence" agency jargon that is the norm for novels like this. I'd definitely recommend this to others.
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If Amazon had a six star rating I would give it for this book.
I read all the bestsellers, but this one stands alone in terms of pure enjoyment and fun. If one is up for an exotic South American spy novel with more twists and turns than a mile of rope, then this is the book.
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