The Long Arm of Gil Hamilton, by Larry Niven

Three long-ish short stories about Gil, who's an officer in the ARM - a worldwide police force whose go after organ-leggers. Gil lost his arm in a space accident, and by the time he had a transplant, he'd gained some kind of psi-ability which allows him to control a phantom arm to manipulate and feel objects near to him.

These were pretty good stories. Sort of closed-room mysteries but with a twist, and Gil's phantom arm was put to good effect, in one case using it to escape from a tricky situation by "reaching through" his captor's chest, grabbing his heart and squeezing.

I think there may be some more Gil Hamilton stories around, will have to look out for them.

Completed : 10-May-2007

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