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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.

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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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In the year 2065, Max Becker, lawyer and major in the U.S. Army, is ordered to defend Commander Wilbur Jennings, captain of the spaceship Roosevelt , against the charge of having murdered two of his crewmen. Jennings freely confesses that he killed two people, but says they were alien impersonators. He refuses to let Becker enter a plea of insanity, claiming that he is the innocent victim of a conspiracy. With the help of his computer-hacker friend Jaimiesp ok Nchobe, Becker tries to gather evidence to convince Jennings that he is wrong. In the process, Becker discovers that he himself is marked for extermination. Resnick (Santiago) weaves a tight and well paced SF murder mystery with a pleasingly logical, yet unexpected resolution.
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