The automatic detective

A. Lee Martinez.

"Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it's hard for a robot to make his way. It's even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack's not interested in world domination. He's just a bot trying to get by, trying to demonstrate that he isn't just an automated smashing machine and earn his citizenship in the process. It should be as easy as crushing a tank for Mack, but some bots just can't catch a break." "When Mack's 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 Empire's 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."--BOOK JACKET.


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Megan WillanPosted February 18, 2009

A. Lee Martinez has never taken his plot line too seriously.  The result is a book that gets a kick out of being unabashedly cliché and ends up surprisingly original.  A perfect example: The Automatic Detective, staring Mack Megaton,...

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