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"Oh what a tangled web we weave,/ When first we practice to deceive." Obviously, that incidental couplet from a poem by Sir Walter Scott has survived more than two centuries because it struck a chord with which we can all, alas, identify. The new book by Den of Thieves author James P. Stewart examines perjury, that most puzzling of all crimes. Why, for example, would prominent people including baseball stars, White House officials, television stars, and Wall Street money moguls risk years of their freedom to perpetuate flimsy falsehoods almost certain to be exposed. With its accounts of cases involving Martha Stewart, Barry Bonds, Bernard Madoff and others, Tangled Webs will appeal to those who want an insider's take on the recent perjury epidemic.