The Ring

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 1989 - Fiction - 250 pages
After a youth spent trapped in space exile, Jeff Font returned to Earth to seek vengeance against the planetary mogul who had framed and destroyed Jeff's family. Jeff's plans backfired: he was captured, drugged, rammed through a computerized court system, convicted. . .and ringed.

The ring. The ultimate high-tech civics lesson. A surgically implanted electronic monitor that automatically caused unendurable agony when a convict strayed from righteousness. A ringer would do no evil, think no evil, see or hear evil without ratting to the robocops--nor defend himself or others from insult or injury.

And in a corrupt world of licensed sin and satanic parties, floral estates and city-sized slums, ringers were the ultimate victims. But the ring's data banks hadn't factored in Jeff Font's strength...courage...and his will to fight society, the world and the agony of the ring to unravel the plot that entrapped him, and see justice done.

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Drive to Destruction
The Bad Samaritans
Just and Unjust

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Piers Anthony is one of the world's most popular fantasy and science-fiction authors and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over. He is the author of series including Mode, Geodyssey and Xanth, which has been read and loved by millions of readers around the world. Piers Anthony lives in Inverness, Florida. Piers Anthony has a devoted fan following, and he daily receives hundreds of letters and emails from them. He lives in Inverness, Florida.

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