You don't have to be crazy to be an earth diplomat—but it sure helps!
"Galactic Ambassador" chronicles the travails of Jame Retief in the 'Corps Diplomatique Terrestrienne'. He is a fast-thinking, smooth-talking, diplomat-at-arms, solving problems through clever deal-making, the application of judicious violence and a complete disregard for the directives of the Diplomatic Corps. Whether establishing new missions on alien worlds, preventing war or solving cultural clashes, the devil is in the details. Retief's way of cutting through the red tape often earns him an official reprimand, while the results lead to promotions for his superiors...