Illegal Alien
Illegal Alien

ISBN: 0441005926
Year of publication: 1997

Illegal Alien

Robert J Sawyer

Science fiction

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Illegal Alien by Robert J. Sawyer For Justice, though she’s painted blind, is to the weaker side inclined. —SAMUEL BUTLER (1612–1680) *1* The Navy lieutenant poked his close-cropped head into the aircraft carrier’s wardroom. "It’s going to be another two hours, gentlemen. You should really get some sleep." Francis Nobilio, a short man of fifty with wavy hair mixed evenly between brown and gray, was sitting in a vinyl-upholstered metal chair. He was wearing a two-piece dark-blue business suit and a pale blue shirt. His tie was undone and hung loosely around his neck. "What’s the latest?" he said. "As expected, sir, a Russian sub will beat us to the location. And a Brazilian cruise ship has changed course to have a look-see." "A cruise ship!" said Frank, throwing his arms up in exasperation. He turned to Clete, who was leaning back in a similar chair, giant tennis-shoed feet up on the table in front of him. Clete lifted his narrow...