By W. E. B. Griffin
W.E.B. Griffin has captured a global viewers along with his lovely novels of guys and girls of exceptional braveness. BROTHERHOOD OF battle published the drama and problem of military life...THE CORPS explored the proud culture of the Marines...Now BADGE OF HONOR takes you backstage of today's city police strength. A brutal Mafia slaying rocks the town of Philadelphia while the single residing witness is revealed--a filthy rich debutante concerned with the specified mobster. one of many suspects is a cop, Matt Payne, who unwittingly takes at the final conflict among prepared crime, upper-class power...and his personal police strength.
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With that, she pivoted on her toes and left the room. Derec waited several seconds. People returned to what they had been doing. ” he asked Kedder quietly. 41 MIRAGE “Well . ” Kedder gazed down at the console as if trying to remember what to do with it. The other man at the board started tapping keys deftly. The row of screens at the top of the console cleared to milky white, then new images winked into place. Kedder cleared his throat and pointed. ” Derec asked. ” Robots moved quickly among the prep people who established the boundaries for spectators and ushered the public into their assigned areas.
In this way, the positronic brain was occasionally superior to the human brain—it could not hallucinate, could not delude itself by referencing its own store of experience in isolation from base reality or privileging its experience to supersede its predetermined priorities. In short, a positronic brain could not be subverted. If conﬂicting information bombarded it to the point where its sense-priority makeup became compromised, collapse occurred. It simply failed. But this . . “Here, Mr. Avery,” Kedder said.
Many were vacant, but several still contained robots, stifﬂy cradled like corpses, giving no outward sign of activity. Bogard stopped. Mia squeezed alongside it, crouching low. Tables and cargo cubes had been shoved together to open up a fairly large area of ﬂoor. Within the loose ring formed, several robots moved in and out of patterns that resembled ﬁghting in progress. They swung their limbs, kicked, ducked, jabbed, rushed and retreated—but none of them ever connected with a blow. Like a dance set to no rhythm, highly-choreographed, they weaved through the mock combat with machine precision.