The Automatic Detective

The Automatic Detective

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Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, itÂs hard for a robot to make his way. ItÂs even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But MackÂs not interested in world domination. HeÂs just a bot trying to get by, trying to demonstrate that he isnÂt just an automated smashing machine, and to earn his citizenship in the process. It should be as easy as crushing a tank for Mack, but some bots just canÂt catch a break.When MackÂs neighbors are kidnapped, Mack sets off on a journey through the dark alleys and gleaming skyscrapers of Empire City. Along the way, he runs afoul of a talking gorilla, a brainy dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and the secret conspiracy at the heart of EmpireÂs founders---not to mention more trouble than he bargained for. What started out as one missing family becomes a battle for the future of Empire and every citizen that calls her home.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 317 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Tor Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0765318342
  • 9780765318343
  • 1,153,489

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