My Name Is Legion

By Roger Zelazny

He had destroyed his punchcards and adjusted his face. there has been no bank card, beginning list, or passport for him within the foreign facts financial institution. His names have been many...any he selected. His career was once taking megarisks within the provider of an enormous international detective enterprise. His interworld assignments have been hugely profitable, incalculably very important, and terrifyingly lethal. And extra usually then no longer, his existence was once a dwelling hell!

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