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Second Contact

Mike Resnick

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ISBN 10: 0312850212 / ISBN 13: 9780312850210
Published by Tor (1990), New York, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A science-fiction murder mystery. First Edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, with a line from the book: 'You were saying something about paranoia?' This book comes from a very large collection of hypermodern first editions, most purchased at the time of publication and stored carefully in boxes. Entirely unread and virtually as new [gev]. Bookseller Inventory # 5829

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Second Contact

Publisher: Tor (1990), New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

It looked like a no-brainer to defense attorney Major Maxwell Becker.

A starship captain has gone a little crazy and killed two of his crewmen in cold blood. Just plead insanity, make sure they give his client a nice, comfortable, padded cell, and go skiing at Aspen.

But the captain refuses to cop an insanity plea. He insists that the two crew members he killed were not humans, but aliens. That's his story, and he's sticking by it. So Becker reluctantly goes through the motions of trying to prove his case—and suddenly his witnesses start getting transferred or disappearing, and when he finally finds one he realizes there are holes in his story... and suddenly Becker is running for his life, hunted by every branch of the military. He can't figure it out: he's a loyal officer, he's just doing his job as a military attorney, he's never broken a law, there are no aliens: so why does everybody want him dead?

Join Hugo- and Nebula-winning author Mike Resnick as he chronicles Becker's desperate attempt to learn the only thing that can save him: the truth.

About the Author:

DANNY CAMPBELL has recorded scores of audiobooks. He has won Earphones awards for both fiction and non fiction titles. He is a founding company member of The Independent Shakespeare Company in Los Angeles, where he has appeared as Bottom in A Midsummer Night¹s Dream, Falstaff in Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV (Part 1 and Part 2), Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Banquo and the Porter in MacBeth, and in other plays.

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