The year is 2023. The staphylococcus plague of 2006 has killed 40 million people worldwide; the crash of '07 has left the global economy in tatters; and the 2018 assassination of President Emily Forrester has traumatised America. It is a new era, and yet most of the technology is easily recognisable to readers from the 20th century. The Internet, for instance, is the main source of information, outpacing newspapers, television, and books. But Dr. Gideon Wolfe, a professor of criminal psychology, is about to discover that technology can be anything but reliable. Information is NOT always knowledge. He is handed a disk which contains the all too familiar video of President Forrester's assassination but with one crucial, shocking difference: it shows that before the video was released it was altered with special-effects. This information leads Gideon Wolfe on an electrifying journey through the criminal underworld of New York, Florida, and the jungles of Africa. It will be a quest to find true knowledge in an age when all information can be manipulated.
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KILLING TIME is a convincing and well-written look into an all too plausible future. ( SFX MAGAZINE)Descrizione del libro:
The bestselling author of THE ALIENIST and ANGEL OF DARKNESS puts a very special spin on a mystery thriller set twenty-five years in the future.
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Descrizione libro LITTLE, BROWN, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 316854824