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What if First Contact doesn’t come the way we expect it—or with the sort of aliens we expect? When both sides have secrets within secrets to keep, how is anyone supposed to know the truth—or live long enough to tell it? Will it turn out to be the greatest discovery of all time … or the biggest hoax?
Bob Hanson, the chief scientist of a major aerospace corporation, has made
Paperback, 314 pages
Published July 1st 1991 by Warner Books (NY)
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Gary Allen
May 24, 2015 Gary Allen rated it liked it
Not up to par with Crichton but a good yarn none the less. The technology is dated but still shows forward thinking on the part of the author. Some of the character behavior don't seem to fit the role. For instance the FBI agents were more like gangster hitmen with badges than law enforcement officers. In any case there were some good twists in the plot. This makes for a good airplane book.
Aug 21, 2015 Jason rated it liked it
A good wee story, a technothriller for the thinking man/woman. As Edward Lerner was a scientist and researcher it shows in his writing. Doesn't dumb it down which is refreshing
May 02, 2012 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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There were several gaps in the story where I had to puzzle out what was going on, but I believe this was Mr. Lerner's freshman novel so that can be forgiven. I read Small Miracles some time ago and absolutely loved it. Will definitely be reading more of his work.
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I'm a physicist and computer scientist (among other things). After thirty years in industry, working at every level from individual technical contributor to senior vice president, I now write full-time. Mostly I write science fiction and techno-thrillers, now and again throwing in a straight science or technology article.
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