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If my department doesn't crack this, it can break me." "Then it's every peeper for
himself. Here's thinking at you, Line." "Hell," Powell said. He winked at Reich and
sauntered out of the room. Lab was finished in the orchid Wedding Suite. De
Santis, abrupt, testy, harassed, handed Powell the reports and said in an
overwrought voice: "This is a bitchl" Powell looked down at D'Courtney's body. "
Suicide?" he snapped. He was always peppery with De Santis who was
comfortable in no other ...
De Santis spat. "Because there's no projectile. None in the wound. None in the
room. Nothing nowhere." "Damnation!" "I agree." "Have you got anything for me?
Anything at all?" "Yes. He was eating candy before his death. Found a fragment
of gel in his mouth ... bit of standard candy wrapping." "And?" "No candy in the
suite." "He might have eaten it all." "No candy in his stomach. Anyway, he wouldn'
t be eating candy with his throat." "Why not?" "Psychogenic cancer. Bad. He
De Santis verged on mutiny, then touched a button. Instantly the model was
illumined and the dolls came to life. Acoustics had faked a background. There
was a hint of music, laughter, and chatter. In the main hall of Beaumont House, a
pneumatic model of Maria Beaumont slowly climbed to a dais with a tiny book in
her hands. "The time is 11:09 at that point," Powell said to the D.A.'s staff. "Watch
the clock above the model. It's geared to synchronize with the slow motion." In
rapt silence ...
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really enjoyed this unique use of sci-fi with phycology twisted in; also like how he used Ecclesiastes hint plus the other multiple references he makes to a variety of things throughout Read full review
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In a future where the law is staffed by telepaths, how can you plot a murder? Ben Reich thinks he’s found a way. Does he succeed? You’ll have to read the book to find out, and I envy anyone their first reading of this classic of science fiction. Read full review