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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Short SF Story about assassin implanted with weapon

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message 1: by Derek (new)

Derek A | 2 comments Hi:

I'm looking for a very old short story 1960s or 70s) about an assassin who has a metallic mesh implanted into his body which emits energy to kill his target. Possibly written by Robert Silverberg or other golden age sf writer.



message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Holland | 124 comments This sounds familiar! For some reason I'm thinking H. Beam Piper or Randall Garrett?

Justanotherbiblophile | 1709 comments Sarah wrote: "I'm thinking H. Beam Piper or Randall Garrett?"

I've read quite a bit of both, and that doesn't sound familiar to me. Just a data point; if OP were considering reading their oeuvres in the hopes of coming across his white whale.

message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Holland | 124 comments I found what I was thinking of, and I don't think it's what the OP was looking for. It's a short story by Randall Garrett, called Hunting Lodge. There is an implant and an assassin, but the implant is for ID and he kills his target with a gun.

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