The Truth Machine: A Novel of Things to Come

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 29, 1999 - Fiction - 416 pages
Prepare to have your conception of truth rocked to its very foundation.

It is the year 2004. Violent crime is the number one political issue in America. Now, the Swift and Sure Anti-Crime Bill guarantees a previously convicted violent criminal one fair trial, one quick appeal, then immediate execution. To prevent abuse of the law, a machine must be built that detects lies with 100 percent accuracy.

Once perfected, the Truth Machine will change the face of the world. Yet the race to finish the Truth Machine forces one man to commit a shocking act of treachery, burdening him with a dark secret that collides with everything he believes in. Now he must conceal the truth from his own creation . . . or face his execution.

By turns optimistic and chilling--and always profound--The Truth Machine is nothing less than a history of the future, a spellbinding chronicle that resonates with insight, wisdom . . . and astounding possibility.

--Associated Press

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Chain of Fury Dr Alphonso Carter
Two Worlds Collide Mark Burns
Escape to Dallas David West
Harvard Yard Professor Howard Gaddis
Gut Course Charles Scoggins
Swift and Sure Senator Garrison Roswell Leo Boschnak
The Holy Grail Maximilian Honeycutt Chapter 14 The Team Bill Tannenbaum Leslie Williams
Carl Whatley Gene Hildegrand Haywood Thacker
Frustration Warren Kenneth Fowler Chapter 29 Second Ballot Governor Matthew Emery Chapter 30 The First Official Scip
On the Brink
The Second Official Scip
The Mandate
The Amnesty Laws
Smaller Faster Cheaper

Wall Street Alan Bonhert Chapter 16 The Trojan Horse
First Release
Medical Network Dr Sharon Rosenfield Chapter 20 Confidential Source Bryan Dutch Treat Alison KramerWhite Thomas L Mosely
Attorney General Justin West Chapter 22 Armageddon Averted
Senator West Hon Joe Bob Barton Aaron BenGurion
The Temptation
Four More States President Gordon Safer Chapter 27 Innocent Accused Harold Edward Kilmer Colin Douglas Smith
Future Probe
The Miracle
Leonard Leonard Gale Armstrong Chapter 44 Truth Machine Two Texas Atty Gen Carlton Shaw Chapter 45 Michael Michael Edward Armstrong Ch...

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About the author (1999)

Like his protagonist, James L. Halperin was born and raised in Massachusetts, attended Harvard, and eventually settled in Dallas, Texas. There the similarities end. He now directs the world's largest rare coin company. This is his first novel; he is already hard at work on his next.

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