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Arm of the Law

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Author: Harry Harrison (Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
Published: 1958
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,819 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 8,328
Added to site: 2009.06.23
mnybks.net#: 24513
Origin: gutenberg.org

At one time--this was before the Robot Restriction Laws--they'd even allowed them to make their own decisions....

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ed like the inside of a Jack Daniels bottle. Greenback began to howl like a wolf over his lost stock. He didn't seem to know any more about the phone call than I did, so I grabbed ahold of a pimply looking kid who staggered out of the storeroom. He was the one who had made the calls.

It turned out to be a matter of sheer stupidity. He had worked for Greenback only a few days and didn't have enough brains to realize that all holdups should be reported to the protection boys instead of the police. I told Greenback to wise up his boy, as look at the trouble that got caused. Then pushed the two ex-holdup men out to the car. Ned climbed in back with them and they clung together like two waifs in a storm. The robot's only response was to pull a first aid kit from his hip and fix up a ricochet hole in one of the thugs that no one had noticed in the excitement.

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The Chief was still sitting there with that bloodless look when we marched in. I didn't believe it could be done, but he went t

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2010.04.06
normb
****.

Robocop the beginning. A fun read even though it's been done ad nauseum lately.


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