I'm trying to remember information about a series of three books I read in the early 1980's (first book could have been published in the 1970's). The book featured a character who was a scientific creation of some sort. It was (initially, I believe) an assassin, and had the ultimate getaway scheme; with effort, it could change its body, becoming about 10 years younger and switching sex. It changed 4 or 5 times in the first book, coming down from a senior citizen to someone in their teens or twenties; in the second and third books, it changed once per book (by the last book, it was a child or a young teenager).
The first book was title something like "The Morph..." where whatever the word was that started with "Morph" was this creature. No recollection of the author's name, or the titles of the other two books.
I think the cover of the first book was predominantly yellow, with black silhouettes representing the character at the four ages seen in the book, and a black title. And/or, the book might have been published by DAW (all their books at the time had yellow spines with black letters).