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An electronics whiz invents a video camera lie detector that works somewhat like radar that can read the human aura and tell when someone is lying. Without needing the cooperation of the subject, the "vericam" offers society a way to make lying impossible. The inventor is surprised at how difficult it is to develop acceptance of his invention. Through episodes of exposing insurance fraud and later working for the CIA, he contends with the backwash from attempted applications of the vericam in a world with too many people who aren't quite ready for universal Veritas. HIs sense of ethics and propriety is challenged as he navigates some shady roads that are sometimes the only way to get to the light.

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