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Golden state : a novel

Author: Ben H Winters; Kiff VandenHeuvel
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Publishing, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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From award-winning, New York Times bestselling novelist Ben H. Winters comes a mind-bending novel set in a world governed by absolute truth, where lies are as dangerous as murder. In a strange alternate society that values law and truth above all else, Laszlo Ratesic is a nineteen-year veteran of the Speculative Service. He lives in the Golden State, a nation standing where California once did, a place where  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
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Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ben H Winters; Kiff VandenHeuvel
ISBN: 9781549177729 1549177729
OCLC Number: 1080795309
Performer(s): Read by Kiff Vandenheuvel.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Ben Winters.

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From award-winning, New York Times bestselling novelist Ben H. Winters comes a mind-bending novel set in a world governed by absolute truth, where lies are as dangerous as murder. In a strange alternate society that values law and truth above all else, Laszlo Ratesic is a nineteen-year veteran of the Speculative Service. He lives in the Golden State, a nation standing where California once did, a place where like-minded Americans retreated after the erosion of truth and the spread of lies made public life and governance impossible. In the Golden State, knowingly contradicting the truth is the greatest crime-and stopping those crimes is Laz's job. In its service, he is one of the few individuals permitted to harbor untruths, to "speculate" on what might have happened. But the Golden State is less a paradise than its name might suggest. To monitor, verify, and enforce the truth requires a veritable panopticon of surveillance and recording. And when those in control of the facts twist them for nefarious means, the Speculators are the only ones with the power to fight back.

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