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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Del Rey
Publication date March 31, 2009
Pages 319
Binding Paperback
Edition Original
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345494337
ISBN-10 0345494334
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: From acclaimed author Alexander C. Irvine comes a gritty near-future thriller in the paranoid, prophetic vein of Philip K. Dick and Richard K. Morgan.


Thirty years from now, with Americans hooked into a near-total surveillance society, the world has become a seamless market-driven experience. In this culture of capitalism run amok, entrepreneurs and politicians faced with rampant overcrowding in the nation's penal system turn to a controversial new method of cutting costs: life-term buyouts. In theory, buyouts offer convicted murderers the chance to atone for their crimes by voluntarily allowing themselves to be put to death by the state in exchange for a one-time cash payment, shared among their heirs and victims, based on a percentage of what it would have cost taxpayers to house and feed them for the rest of their natural lives. It's a win-win situation.

At least that's what Martin Kindred believes. And Martin is a man who desperately needs something to believe in, especially with his marriage coming apart and the murder of his brother, an L.A. cop brutally gunned down in the line of duty, unsolved.

As the public face of the buyout program, Martin is a lightning rod for verbal and physical abuse-but he embraces every challenge, knowing his motives are pure. But when evidence comes to light that a felon in line for a buyout may have been involved with his brother's death, Martin's professional detachment threatens to turn into a personal vendetta that will jeopardize everything-and everyone-he holds dear. Inspired by today's politics, Buyout is an unforgettable look at an all-too-believable future . . . and one man's struggle to do the right thing.

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9780345494337 | details & prices | 319 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.00
About: From acclaimed author Alexander C.

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