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The Trial of Tompa Lee

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Only her enemies can save her from alien injustice.

A WOMAN
Tompa Lee is a homeless 'street meat' who has clawed her way up to the bottom-most rung of the Space Navy . . . but her dream job plummets into a nightmare when she's framed for mass murder on an alien planet.

A MAN
Dante Roussel is the Navy policemen who surrenders Tompa to the Shons . . . but he is horrified to
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Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Published August 2012 (first published October 2005)
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Amber Belldene
Sep 07, 2012 Amber Belldene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I sought out The Trial of Tompa Lee because I know the author’s work, and admire his playful and profound voice. The novel made me cry and kept me awake long into the night as I pondered its nuances. I confess to preferring novels that don’t make me weepy, and yet, I heartily recommend this read.

Hoornaert’s clear and pleasing prose sucked me right into the plight of Tompa Lee, a woman abandoned by human society twice in her young life. When she is falsely accused of a terrorist attack against E
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Jessica Kong
Oct 07, 2012 Jessica Kong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Science Fiction Readers
The Trial of Tompa Lee is a superbly written, well-paced Science Fiction by Edward Hoornaert. With an artistic flare of conveying imagery, Mr. Hoornaert convincingly transports a reader into a world where an orphaned girl named Tompa Lee tries to raise herself from poverty and make a name for herself in what she perceives as the perfect career in the Commerce Space Navy.

On her first visit to an alien planet, Tompa comes across alien radicals whose hatred, misunderstandings, and distrust of human
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Dave Webber
Nov 26, 2016 Dave Webber rated it it was amazing
Awesome Read

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Very well written, with plenty of action through out. I really enjoyed the character interactions that brought the story alive.
Straykatstrut
Jun 18, 2016 Straykatstrut rated it it was amazing
This one surprised me. The title and cover art didn't catch my eye. No, it was the gut feeling I got while reading the blurb. I've learned to go with my gut, even when it doesn't make sense right away. I found some of the imagery (blood and brains) and situations (the near gang-rape of Tompa, the actual rape of Dante [*Dante was "Cosby'd" by Ambassador Schneider...], and the violent deaths of a couple hundred Shon by Tompa) a little disturbing, but not in such a way that I couldn't handle it.

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Mariam Kobras
Feb 20, 2015 Mariam Kobras rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, I'm loving this book! A wonderful space opera with credible "aliens" and amazing world creating. After a long time, at last a new, great SciFi series!
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