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Who's the criminal? And who's the alien? Great read!
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2018
One human and one alien are locked in a room. Both are called dangerous criminals. Why are they imprisoned together? Which is more dangerous, and why?
What we have here is a kind of a mystery, a puzzle story (novelette-length) with more twists and turns than I thought anyone could cram into so few words. The only clue I'll leave here is that each of the two thinks the other is an alien, and each makes precisely the same mistake in doing so.
Smooth, very tense, quick read, full of surprises, including a surprising exploration of the pitfalls that lie in wait as one desperate alien mind confronts another. First-rate.