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Illegal Alien
Illegal Alien
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780441005925
ISBN-10: 0441005926
Publication Date: 1/1999
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is a really good, fun read. Part Robert Heinlein, part John Grisham. It starts out a sci-fi first contact story then becomes a really good courtroom drama. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The book starts off with a spacecraft crash landing in the ocean. First contact is made by America and we meet the team of aliens piloting the craft. A group of scientists chaperon the aliens on a global tour to meet national leaders. During one of the trips, one of the alien's chaperons turns up dead. Murdered, and all evidence points to one of the aliens. The rest of the story is a whodunnit murder mystery that just happens to involve aliens. Very well written.

Give it a try. I highly recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fascinating and compelling story -- I finished the book in one day. I have seldom seen an SF book blended so well with a courtroom drama.
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