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By Martin Noble

ISBN-10: 0426199758

ISBN-13: 9780426199755


Mild-mannered Walter Nebicher, machine wizard for the la Police division, has a facet to him that few suspect. No, he’s now not superman in conceal, yet he’s created a superbeing: Automan.

Automan is a jogging, speaking extension of Walter’s laptop. He has every kind of powers. He can imagine and stream at superspeeds. He can look out of skinny air. Bullets can’t damage hello. He even glows at midnight. but if it involves human behaviour, he’s acquired much to learn...

Together, Walter and Automan are going to shake up the town — and the Police division.

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