The Wrong Stuff
The Wrong Stuff

Sequence of author: The destroyer(№125)
Keywords: Chiun Destroyer Remo

The Wrong Stuff

Warren Murphy
Richard Sapir

Detective science fiction

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Destroyer 125: The Wrong Stuff By Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir Chapter 1 Life Discovered on Mars! That blaring headline, seen all around the world, had been one of Clark Beemer's. To this day it remained the public-relations man's personal favorite. The "meteorite" in which the fossilized bacteria had been discovered was a chunk of ordinary concrete Clark had found at a building demolition site on his way into work at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Buffed, shellacked and dusted with an appropriate amount of space-age glitter from a local party-supply store, the rock had looked great for newspapers, networks and magazines. And, most importantly of all, it had gotten the tightwads in Washington to cough up an extra nine hundred million bucks for the United States space agency. Not bad for a piece of rock salvaged from the ruins of an old Piggly-Wiggly. When the truth was learned-that the only thing trapped in the stone was some Pepsi-Cola...