Lexicon: A Novel
Words are Weapons
by Max Barry
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 1, 2014)
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Emily Ruff thought she'd found a quick way to get off the streets and get ahead in the world when the chance at a new life was presented. She needed the challenge, a chance to learn to focus instead of living by her wits, and she wanted the opportunity, but she never expected to become one of the most dangerous people on the planet, the holder of a power so enormous that no human should be allowed to have it, a power that others would kill, again and again, to possess.