Illegal Alien by Robert J. Sawyer

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The highly-praised author of Starplex, End of an Era, and Foreigner presents a thrilling new story, a skillful blend of the great wonders of the universe and the harsh realities of life on earth. When a disabled starship enters our atmosphere, fear is quickly replaced with awe-and the incredibly intelligent members of the Tosok race are welcomed with open arms. But the growing spirit of trust and cooperation is shattered when a popular human scientist is found dead. The U.S. government provides a leading civil rights lawyer to defend the accused alien. And an unprecedented trial centers around not only one lost life, but the very essence of justice itself.
 

About Robert J. Sawyer

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Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives just outside of Toronto, Canada. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel.
 
Published December 1, 1997 by Ace Hardcover. 292 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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In Sawyer's new novel, the Tosoks, natives of a planet circling Alpha Centauri, have been on a mission of exploration, but their starship has sustained damage from interplanetary debris.

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