In a distant galaxy of colonized planets, the atrocity of slavery is alive and well. Young Thorby was just another bedraggled orphan boy sold at auction, but his new owner, Baslim, is not the disabled beggar he appears to be. Adopting Thorby as his son, Baslim fights relentlessly as an abolitionist spy. When the authorities close in on Baslim, Thorby must find his own way in a hostile galaxy. Joining with the Free Traders, a league of merchant princes, Thorby must find the courage to live by his wits and fight his way up from societys lowest rung. But Thorbys destiny will be forever changed when he discovers the truth about his own identity. Citizen of the Galaxy is a suspenseful tale of adventure, coming of age, and interstellar conflict by science fictions Grand Master.
Heinlein always paints an interesting picture of the possible future. Narration is weird at first, but give it a chance, Lloyd James does a good job.