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Violent Stars (Lyhhrt Trilogy #2)

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An interstellar alien corporation run by aliens was thwarted in its plans to exploit genetically altered slaves. Now, in an attempt to keep it's case from ever coming to court, a judge is murdered on Khagodis--the planet where the amphibious human slaves were first bred--and the man who first broke the slave ring must find a way to bring these villains to justice.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 15th 1999 by Tor Books
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Althea Ann
Mar 02, 2013 Althea Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Violent Stars" and "Mindworlds" are the sequels to "Flesh and Gold" - which was one of my very favorite books last year. These were both excellent (but perhaps not quite as good as the first in the trilogy).
The first book dealt with the judge Skerow and her efforts to break up an international slave ring.
Now, in 'Violent Stars,' it appears that although the corporation that was behind it (Zamos) has been broken up, there are still elements that will take drastic action to keep the case from goi
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Dominick
Aug 24, 2015 Dominick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good one from Phyllis Gotlieb. This continues from Flesh and Gold but could be read independently. It's a complex weaving narrative of intrigue over colnes bred for slaving purposes--and, in one instance, as a perverse sort of heritage, as one character is the cloned female offspring of a lunatic trying to create an endless dynasty of clones bred from each other. Lots of action to leaven the intrigue, and some slight development of th eplot about the ancient ship found on the planet Khag ...more
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Phyllis Fay Gotlieb, née Bloom, BA, MA was a Canadian science fiction novelist and poet.

The Sunburst Award is named for her first novel, Sunburst. Three years before Sunburst was published, Gotlieb published the pamphlet Who Knows One, a collection of poems. Gotlieb won the Aurora Award for Best Novel in 1982 for her novel A Judgement of Dragons.

She was married to Calvin Gotlieb, a computer scienc
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