James Bolivar DiGriz, alias “The Stainless Steel Rat”, is the fictional hero of a series of humorous science fiction novels written by Harry Harrison (1925 – 2012). The character is a quick-witted con man with a strong sense of morality, and was the protagonist of twelve novels. (via)
A friend of Harrison said: ”Imagine Pirates of the Caribbean or Raiders of the Lost Ark, and picture them as science-fiction novels. They’re rip-roaring adventures, but they’re stories with a lot of heart.” (via)
I would be curious to read this book one day.