Tremors in the Blood
by Amit Katwala
- Mystery, Other
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The birth of the lie detector
Henry Wilkens burst through the doors of the emergency room covered in his wife’s blood. But was he a grieving husband, or a ruthless killer who’d conspired with bandits to have her murdered?
To find out, the San Francisco police turned to technology, and a new machine that had just been invented in Berkeley by a rookie detective, a visionary police chief, and a teenage magician with a showman’s touch.
John Larson, Gus Vollmer and Leonarde Keeler hoped the lie detector would make the justice system fairer—but the flawed device soon grew too powerful for them to control. It poisoned their lives, and as it conquered America and the world, it transformed our relationship with the truth in ways that are still being felt.
“A wonderful book.”—Guardian
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|Release Date:||January 31, 2023|