Chindi --- by Jack mcDevitt ---
There’s more than a whiff oif Robert Heinlein about this book. Just the boys and girls (well, not literally) of the Contact Society on a good jolly romp across Space in persuit of Aliens. We go looking for aliens, but it seems to be our own face looking back at us. The thing us, look as much as we may, we n ever actually find these aliens. Well, not really. McDevitt has certainly put together a super novel. An adventure story, really, with a ton of suspense. This is Science Fiction in the best tradition of the old masters of the craft. This is the stuff of which a good flic could be made. A fantastic book.