I read this book about 5-May-2004. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1976. This note was last modified Monday, 19-May-2014 16:34:29 PDT.
This is book 2 of the "Family D'Alembert" series.
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Number 2 in the Family D'Alembert series. Written with Stephen Goldin. Actually, I think everything after the first book was entirely written by Goldin.
Ah, yes. "Strangler's Moon". And the planet below has a horrible over-population problem. Somehow India, and "thugs", are coming to mind already.
Yep; the Indian heritage of the planet is specifically mentioned. And the final conclusion is that it's such a wretched hive of poverty that it would always be a problem, so something had to be done about that.
Boy, the super-agents sure do have a lot of lucky close calls.