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1. Facing the Wind: A True Story
2. By Way of Deception: The Making
3. The Protector: A Novel
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4. The Ice Man: Confessions of a
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5. Double Deal: The Inside Story
6. Killing for Sport: Inside the
7. Green River, Running Red: The
8. VEIL: The Secret Wars of the CIA
9. Midnight in the Garden of Good
10. And Never Let Her Go: Thomas Capano,
11. TEARS OF RAGE: FROM GRIEVING FATHER
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12. Under the Streets of Nice
13. Portrait of a Killer: Jack the
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14. The Brothers Bulger: How They
15. Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary
16. BITTER HARVEST: A WOMAN'S FURY
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17. Catch Me If You Can
18. Profession of Violence: the Rise
19. Helter Skelter: The True Story
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20. Black Mass: The True Story of

1. Facing the Wind: A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation (Nova Audio Books)
by Nova Audio Books
Audio Cassette (15 April, 2001)
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Isbn: 1587881624
Sales Rank: 599098
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars boring
i got into the 7th chapter of this book and i did'nt find it the least bit interesting what so ever.so i put it down,maybe it would have gotten better but as far as i got i was board out of my mind.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Depressing but Important read
A very intriguing look at mental illness.A very sad story, that is about the death of one family that leads to the creation of another.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Book That Stays With You
Not many stories, real or imagined, grip a reader like Julie Salamon's "Facing The Wind." I knew where the story would end - or so I thought. The murder is revealed on the book jacket, but the tale really lies in whether or not Bob achieves forgiveness and repentance. Does he deserve the second life he finds with his wife, clearly a damaged soul herself? What responsibility is shared by the doctors who released Bob and failed to monitor his intake of psychotropic drugs? How can we, The Moral Reader, react when a man who murders his family, including a helpless, disabled boy, declares he cannot feel remorse since he was mentally disturbed when the act was committed but at the same time declare his love for the dead?Read more

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2. By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer
by St Martins Pr (a)
Audio Cassette (November, 1990)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Some good spy stories amidst a lot of complaining
If this was a collection of short stories it would be great. The disgruntled angle detracts from the stories, and is unsatisfying on its own merits.
1-0 out of 5 stars One sided view.
As expected, anything coming from Victor Ostrovsky will be negative and against Israel. The book is filled with real events, which the author dramatically changed and turned Israel responsible for them. No wonder this book is banned in Israel. In fact, because of the ban, many people believe that this book has true accounts of Mossad activities. True, the book gets interesting, but the author's motive to run down the Israel for everything happening around the world spoils it. This book is a perfect example of blaming a country and its intelligence agency for your own mistakes. I absolutely agree with J. A Magill's review, this book has no credible source of information, except the fact that Ostrovsky once worked for Mossad.
5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
This book is best read along with its followup, The Other Side of Deception.The author is/was a true patriot who was honored to serve his country.He reveals many thrilling tales of derring-do, the grinding routine of spycraft and his shock and disillusionment with the personal corruption and immorality of many fellow agents.
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3. The Protector: A Novel
by Fantastic Audio
Audio Cassette (April, 2003)
list price: $40.00
Isbn: 1574535625
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The secret weapon developed by the man Cavanaugh is assigned to protect is like Kryptonite to the former Delta Force officer turned security guard--it multiplies the effects of adrenaline, a hormone associated with fear, so it incapacitates instead of energizing him. A lot of people want Daniel Prescott's secret, but Cavanaugh, who's felt thedrug's effects, wants his antidote. When Prescott disappears after causing the death of the Global Protective Services team charged with keeping him alive, Cavanaugh and his wife Jamie go after him in a high-speed chase that traps them between governmnt agents and foreign operatives each racing to find the scientist first and kill him before he can use his formula on them. Despite Prescott's double-dealing, and the bloody battle in a mountain redoubt that results in the deaths of his friends and colleagues, Cavanaugh knows the only way to banish the fear that may compromise his and Jamie's own safety is to track the elusive scientist to his last refuge. In this propulsive thriller, Morrell turns the tables so often that it's hard to separate the good guys from the bad ones, but that won't keep readers addicted to violence, treachery, and high-tech weaponry from staying with it to the last surprising chapter. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Be Scared! It's only the Hormone. Buy This!
This is a sensational action packed thriller, the first novel I have ever read by David Morrell but it certainly won't be the last.Books that you stay up until you literally fall asleep, forget about the TV and leaving the house until you have finished are rare these days but The Protector is one of those elusive literacy gems.Just buy it! Warning though the back cover gives away a bit of the story so don't read it until you've read the book.
5-0 out of 5 stars An Almost Nonstop Action Thriller with Great Tradecraft
IMPORTANT: Many reviews of this book and the bookjacket notes by the publisher provide unnecessary spoilers regarding the storyline. (I strongly suggest that you refrain from reading them if you have not already done so, as I believe this will increase the impact of the story as it unfolds.) While these details did not destroy my great enjoyment of the book, they did detract from some of the surprises wonderfully plotted by the author. My desire to not detract further from the pleasure of any potential reader is the reason that my description of the plot is very general. However, I have attempted to offset this aspect of the review by a detailed discussion of the reasons for my five star recommendation.
4-0 out of 5 stars No one does action and suspense better than David Morrell.
It's hard to believe that books like "First Blood" (inspiration for Rambo) and "Brotherhood of the Rose" were written twenty years ago or more, with "Brotherhood" written in 1984. It's even harder to believe that David Morrell has kept up the frantic pace of his novels for this many years without slowing down or missing a beat.Read more

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4. The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
by Tantor Media
Audio Cassette (15 August, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 929730
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Mr. Carlo...brilliant
A must read for anyone curious about the mafia world, cold hearted killers, and just all around fabulous reading.My hats off to Philip Carlo for writing a materpiece that I just couldn't put down.Page after page he diligently wrote the account of Mr. Kuklinski's life, from enduring sadistic brutality at the hands of his parents, to the very end which brought tears to my eyes.How could you expect Mr. K to be anything else in life other than what he was, after all, his exposure to death and killing was experienced first hand as a child.Thank you Mr. Carlo for being by my side for the last week while I read word for word, the chilling accounts of this killer, always seeing the sensitive side of this man when it came to his family and children.Mr. Kuklinski was a gentle soul, he just wasn't shown enough love and affection in his life.Thanks again.Can't wait to read your other writings.

5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put this down....
Richard Kuklinski, though a killer, was also a very troubled human being. Having two parents that barely raised their children, but used their hands, brooms, etc to punish their children and never nurtured them. To even not take responsibility for killing one of their first born son, Flarian.
5-0 out of 5 stars Richard Kuklinski: The Full Story
I was born in Brooklyn, NY in November 1983 and moved to Hillsdale, NJ (Bergen County) in January 1985.Throughout my life, I heard stories from my parents and grandmother about the Mafia and about the murders that occurred in my old neighborhood.I have always been fascinated by La Cosa Nostra and the Mafia and have read numerous books, watched countless movies and documentaries, and written numerous papers on the topic.After reading all of these different books, I want to commend Mr. Carlo on your work about Richard Kuklinski.This biography was by far the most interesting piece that I have ever read and in my humble opinion, truly captured the essence of a psychopathic serial killer and underworld of the Mafia.
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5. Double Deal: The Inside Story of Murder, Unbridled Corruption, and the Cop Who Was a Mobster
by HarperAudio
Audio Cassette (01 March, 2003)
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Sales Rank: 977002
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Accurate
As a life long resident of the SW side of Chicago I was able to corroborate many of the accounts Mr. Corbitt gives in Double Deal. Many of the "baby boomers" who were "in the Know" from my area stated that Mr. Corbitt was a very influential gangster associate on the SW side. The man was heavy and dangerous. He killed people,but many were in the line of duty. He also made it very clear in the book that he wasn't an angel.The man gives some very accurate accounts of his life and experiences

3-0 out of 5 stars If you like "true" gangster stories. . .
. . .you may wish to spend some time with this book.1-0 out of 5 stars Sleazy Loser Tries to Cash In
They might have a great sense of humor, or love their mother or support various charities, but in the end, most are cold-blooded murderers.Read more

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6. Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers
by New Millennium Press
Audio Cassette (March, 2003)
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Isbn: 1590073711
Sales Rank: 666912
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Loaded with information you need to protect yourself
I read this book, then I gave it to my daughter to read. I felt it was important for her to have some ideas about personal safety. This book is an eye opener in many respects. Not only does Pat Brown write in an entertaining fashion (makes you want to keep reading), but she also has a deep understanding of her subject matter. In her profession, as she makes clear, it is crucial to have a sense of humor so the job of dealing with the murderer does not drive you to depression. Not only do you get an idea of the mind behind the killer, you get treated to the mind necessary to be a serial killer profiler.
1-0 out of 5 stars Ignorance Is BlissZero stars if possible
Pat Brown is a virtual fraud looking for easy money.She has no training and has never worked for any law enforcement agency.Her book (and television appearances) prove she knows nothing more than the average lay person and sometimes says/writes things that shows she knows less than the average person on the street.I quote Pat Brown in a recent appearance:The killer is in a rush to leave the area and wash the blood off his clothes."Anyone who watches Forensic Files or CSI knows that all blood does not wash off and can also leave traces in the sink, pipes, washing machine.Come on, people, do you really want to listen/read anything this con artist says?Waste your hard-earned money somewhere else.

1-0 out of 5 stars A bad choice
It does not take long to discover that you are reading the ideas of a very dark soul.This is bile cleaned up just enough not to be revealed in all it's pathological splendor.
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7. Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--Americas Deadliest Serial Murderer
by Simon & Schuster Audio
Audio Cassette (28 September, 2004)
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Isbn: 0743538250
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Veteran crime writer Ann Rule is uniquely qualified to chronicle the grisly career of Gary Ridgeway, the man convicted of being the "Green River Killer," the most prolific serial killer in American history. Not only is she one of the more successful true-crime authors, but for nearly 20 years, Rule was exceptionally close to the case, reporting on it for a Seattle newspaper, preparing a long-delayed book on the subject, and living within a few blocks of the strip of highway where most of Ridgeway's victims were abducted. In Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment
I hesitated buying this book - the cutsie oh-so-clever title was offputting - but I took a chance and bought it, and big mistake.I found this to be way too long, offered no insight whatsoever, and sometimes it just plain rambled.I couldn't finish it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Gives Faces to the Victims
You won't find a lot of fancy CSI-style investigative work described here. Ann Rule's narrative mostly follows in the plodding, discouraged footsteps of the members of the Green River Task Force as they track a serial killer over a twenty-year period. For lack of any concrete evidence, most of those twenty years were spent discovering and identifying bodies, and following up the thousands of tips that poured into the Task Force offices, citing the peculiar, disturbing habits of "my boyfriend," "my ex," "that one john I picked up." (Even though Rule had already been reporting crime for years when these bodies started to surface, she still writes about her shock at the sheer quantity of these dangerously fantasizing boyfriends that came to light in the course of this investigation.)
4-0 out of 5 stars Too much info and not enough
I am definately a fan of Rules work, and recommend anyone interested start with "A Stranger Beside Me" before trying out other books.This one is a very interesting case, of course, the guy killed some fifty women, so again, anyone interested in this type of crime, criminal or police work surrounding it will find something here interesting to read about.
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Subjects:  1. Abridged Audio - Misc. Nonfiction    2. Biography    3. Case studies    4. General    5. Green River Region (King County)    6. Murder - Serial Killers    7. Rapists    8. Serial murderers    9. Serial murders    10. True Crime    11. Washington (State)    12. True Crime / General   


8. VEIL: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987
by Audioworks
Audio Cassette (01 September, 1987)
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Isbn: 0671658433
Sales Rank: 808228
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Confessions of a CIA wordpusher?
Woodward's story of Casey's years at the helm of U.S. state terrorism centers around Casey and his British-bred, WWII-honed perspective used to justify government covert actions that include torture, disappearance, and death.We learn that America did not begin her slide down the slope to Nazi Germany with the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq in the Twenty-First Century.It began when Hitler's faults began to take revenge on the Allies through the creation of the OSS in London, predecessor to CIA.Under Reagan's two terms as President with Casey at the helm of CIA, U.S. state terrorism ran rampant in its aim to establish a system of Anglo/U.S.-sponsored authoritarian states.
3-0 out of 5 stars What Casey was thinking
This book presents the history of the CIA during William Casey's tenure, from 1981 to 1987.Woodward focused the book primarily on William Casey himself.The book details not only the various operations that the CIA was involved in during the 1980s, but also Casey's motivations for his leadership decisions.The CIA operations described in the book include everything from the mundane details of placing bugs in the offices of foreign leaders to the Iran-Contra affair.
4-0 out of 5 stars A contemporary account of still important issues
While this book may be a little old now, having been written prior to the first George Bush's Presidency, there are still insights into government operations as well as tidbits that are relevant today.Veil follows the tenure of the Director of the CIA Bob Casey.It begins with Reagan's election and ends with Casey's death.The book is written mostly from firsthand interviews (Casey wanted some of what he was saying to be put directly in the book).Read more

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9. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (unbridged)
by Random House Audio
Audio Cassette (12 August, 1997)
list price: $39.95
Isbn: 0679460802
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Voodoo. Decadent socialites packing Lugars. Cotillions. With towns like Savannah, Georgia, who needs Fellini? Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Sit back and read this book
This is my favorite book and I believe anyone could read it.You'll be recommending this book to your friends.You won't want to put down the book!

3-0 out of 5 stars The Games People Play
This was an entertaining study of the games people play in a smallish southern city. Berendt's descriptions of Savannah's atmosphere and the real character's he met there are excellent. Berendt has a great grasp of local Savannah politics. His initial enthusiasm for the place became tempered toward the end of the book as languid Savannah's also a provincial place that tolerates a certain amount of violence and mumbo jumbo, depending on who the perpetrators and targets of both are. The book's end came rather quickly and perhaps a bit incompletely, what happened to Danny Hansford's mom and her lawsuit? Berendt's description of his attending Savannah's African American debutante's ball was hilarious. The main point of this book seemed to be in real life the truth is often hard to find and when it's found it's often awful, but that money often buys the alternate truths that make it into the papers, and that's the truth that people buy.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Ever Believe the Hype
I've read great reviews about this book so I finally bought it because I could not get it at my local library. Never ever finished the book - it was god-awful. Badly written, incoherent story - it jumped around - JUST PLAIN BAD... ... Read more

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10. And Never Let Her Go: Thomas Capano, the Deadly Seducer
by Simon & Schuster Audio
Audio Cassette (01 October, 1999)
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Isbn: 0671046209
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Thomas Capano was a powerful man in Delaware. The golden child of a respected immigrant family, he had everything most people could ever hope for: money, a family he adored, widespread respect and admiration. His former lover Anne Marie Fahey was never that lucky. Her youth was a seemingly endless string of heartbreak, disappointment, and misery. Somehow, though, she managed to get through it all--her mother's death, abuse from her alcoholic father, devastating poverty--and make a niche for herself as a trusted secretary to Delaware's governor. Thirty years old, she had a whole new life ahead of her. She'd met a young man whom she hoped to someday marry and start a family with, and she finally seemed able to put her past behind her.Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Grabs hold of the reader!
It's fascinating how sutch many small details of someone's live can be so interesting and enthralling to read. I don't really know what does it, might be my interest in the double life of Thomas Capano himself, and how someone who looks so good on the outside turn out to be the devil himself, or just my fascination of the story as a whole. This book is for the readers who want to get into to the life of the characters and how they behaved both during the crime was committed, before and after. It takes us in to their personal life, and the different lives of Thomas Capano as a family father, lover and murderer. Okay, the author can sometimes be a little bias, as some reviewer put it; we know that Ann Marie was beautiful and Thomas Capano was an idiot, and that we all could be without. But as a whole I really don't think that destroys my interest of the story as a reader and otherwise, except from these few lines a little once in a while, I think the author gives us a value free, detailed story that grabs hold of the reader. I've read the book two times so far since I bought it last spring, and that doesn't happen very often.
3-0 out of 5 stars A bit overly descriptive
I became a fan of Ann Rule after reading a couple of other books and I did enjoy this, my third true crime book.I do recommend this to fans of Rule, however I wouldn't recommend this one as a starting point to any that have never read one of her books, start with the story of Bundy, her most famous case.
3-0 out of 5 stars A Sad and Deadly Love Affair
Being an Ann Rule fan who reads all her work, I was expecting another stellar book.It's not that this book is a bad book, far from it - - I just don't consider it one of Ms. Rule's best.
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11. TEARS OF RAGE: FROM GRIEVING FATHER TO CRUSADR FR: From Grieving Father to Crusader for Justice: The Untold Story of the Adam Walsh Case
by Audioworks
Audio Cassette (01 October, 1997)
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Isbn: 0671577549
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In this aptly titled book, John Walsh traces the steps that led him from being a grieving father to becoming a grieving father who hosts TV's Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I MAXIMIZE my respect for John Walsh
Tears of Rage is such a brilliant book. It is very touching, tragic, and even insightful. Not only did I truly enjoy it, but also I found it hard to put down. Such hard times for this fellow after the sadistic murder of his lovely child Adam. Yet he does not give up and he battles and battles for justice for Adam. It was not easy and the police unit were not very helpful and competent with handling his son's case. And it broke John's heart. But he never ran out of fuel to find justice for his beloved son. I admire that. I fully admire his heroic deeds in becoming the host of AMW and has been contributing immensely to snatching sick predators that cannot linger around in the world any longer and especially caring about missing children. If John Walsh have not audaciously fought for our safety, how much worser will the country be in right now? Thank you John Walsh. And I am glad that Adam Walsh bill was successful and was made into law recently.

4-0 out of 5 stars High School Student Review
I am currently a freshman at New Technology High School.The book, Tears of Rage, was recommended to me by my Forensic Science teacher.Like most people, I had watched America's Most Wanted on TV before and decided that I would check this book out.After reading Tears of Rage by the host of America's Most Wanted, John Walsh, I was given a compltley new look at our society.Through his book Mr. Walsh explains how the kidnap and murder of his child Adam, helped lead him to fight for changes.A few of of Walsh's trimphs include: Passing a bill that helps local police agencies share information on criminals and reported crimes, get the FBI involved in missing children cases (as they are supossed to) even if there is not a ransom note, write two books, create a missing children center to help parent's of mising children, and of course host America's Most Wanted that has successfully caught hundreds of criminals and brought justice to the victim's families.I would recommend this book to anyone, as well as Walsh's other book, No Mercy.The book does not read complex, John speaks clearly and in a way that everyone can understand.His opinions are strong, but he demonstates how important it is to stand up and make a change.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book about a Great person that society is...
...FOREVER INDEBTED TO!!
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12. Under the Streets of Nice
by New Millennium Audio
Audio Cassette (October, 2002)
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Sales Rank: 1104309
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Nice little mystery
I don't know why Follett would "disavow" this book. It may not be great fiction or even fiction, but it's a nice little thriller or mystery.
4-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating True Crime Caper
Rather confusingly, this brief and engaging true crime chronicle (it is NOT a novel) has appeared in English under three different titles over the years: The Heist of the Century, Under the Streets of Nice, and The Gentleman of 16 July. To make things even more confusing, although the book was largely the work of French journalists writing under the pseudonym Rene Maurice, some editions prominently bear the name of bestselling thriller-writer Ken Follett on the cover. As Follett explains on his web site, the original translated manuscript was a mess, and he was hired (before he was an established brand) to "fix" it. He spent about two weeks on it and since then has more or less disavowed it: " Not only was it not my best effort, it was well below what I could do.... It's still not a good book, but I turned a completely unpublishable manuscript into something more or less respectable."
1-0 out of 5 stars Even the author doesn't recommend it
This novel is a translation from a book originally written in French. Ken is the third author that attempted to translate this book into English.Visit the Ken Follett web site and learn the story behind this book. It'salso titled The Heist of the Century and The Gentlemen of 16 July. Kenconsiders this book "a nightmare" that won't go away and hedoesn't even recommend buying it. ... Read more

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13. Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper -- Case Closed
by Putnam Berkley Audio
Audio Cassette (11 November, 2002)
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Isbn: 0399149619
Sales Rank: 680440
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars So many problems...

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Verdict
Cornwell presents a good case, although not without flaws, for whom she believes the killer to be.This book took a lot of criticism when it was first released, but it is very well researched and documented.Definitely worth the read by any true crime fan.

3-0 out of 5 stars Case Open
This book is a classic instance of someone wanting the evidence to fit a predetermined "proof". Still, the book is an interesting read. I would recommend that readers interested in Jack the Ripper read Philip Carraher's "The Adventure of the New York Ripper. In that book Jack has gone from London to New York City to kill again. While it's a work of fiction, the underlying "Ripper" facts are accurate and the analysis of the Ripper's London crimes quite good. Also the conclusion seems at least supportable under the facts and circumstances surrounding Jack the Ripper's crimes. It might be that Carraher comes closer to "solving" the Ripper crimes than does Cornwell. ... Read more

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14. The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century
by Tantor Media
Audio Cassette (01 March, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars More Than About The Bulgers
As much as a simpleton that Howie Carr is, his recounting of the Bulger brothers' lives exposes the small-minded venality that taints so much of the city. That Billy became president of UMass was puzzling to anyone who didn't know the story behind the story. Carr's explanation of how it happened and how corruption followed him put it into context.
4-0 out of 5 stars A Bulger retrospective.
Living in Boston, I am very famimiar with most of the stories floating around about the Bulger Bros.Howie corrals all of the stories that I have heard, adds a few new ones, and presents the lives of Whitey and Billy in a parallel comparison.In doing so, he believably implies that the Bros. consistently helped one another to increase their power, Billy in the Senate and Whitey on the streets.An interesting read, but does not contain much new info on the two men.

5-0 out of 5 stars BostonWorking Man
I read it and I loved it.Finally, two of Massachusetts' worst sons are exposed.Despite the Boston Globe and plenty of sycophants long covering up their paths of devastation and destruction to our fair commonwealth, Carr's book will stand as the true testament to how the Brother's Bulgers actions destroyed lives.If you want to understand why people are fleeing Massachusetts for less corrupt states like New Hampshire and Florida, read this book. ... Read more

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15. Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensics Lab--The Body Farm--Where the Dead Do Tell Tales
by Simon & Schuster Audio
Audio Cassette (01 October, 2003)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good book hiding behind world's ungainliest title
William Bass, Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab The Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales (Putnam, 2003)
4-0 out of 5 stars Bass' Anthropological Research Facility (BARF)
lol - I have heard "The Body Farm" referred to this way as well.
5-0 out of 5 stars Much Better Than I Expected
As the title indicates, this book is so much better than I expected.Iexpected it would be "drier" given the subject matter.Instead it reads more like a technical medical autobiographical novel.The stark reality of the material is very graphic and will probably be uncomfortable to even the hard core readers. This coroner-scientist-professor does not parse when it comes the facts or the details surrounding death - from the ooze and bugs to its causes, his findings, and legal outcomes.I was engrossed in the book almost from its start.The author integrates the history of the infamous Body Farm with the cases he worked on both before and since its inception. But he writes very well about the various investigatory cases he has been involved with over the decades, including some very unusual medical facts arising therefrom. He is honest about his (few) mistakes and is quite vain about his achievements. He seems somewhat of a name dropper, too.The book could have had less of the autobiographical details and more of the legal outcomes.
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16. BITTER HARVEST: A WOMAN'S FURY A MOTHERS SACRIFICE : "A Woman's Fury, a Mother's Sacrifice"
by Audioworks
Audio Cassette (01 February, 1998)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Debora Green is a guilty nut-case
"Bitter Harvest" is a well-written and absorbing book about a very dysfunctional and cruel woman.Debora Green is a doctor,wife,and mother who is a miserable failure at all three roles.She can't stay employed anywhere for long,terrorizes her husband and manipulates her kids until they are as messed-up as she is.When her husband (finally)decides to leave her she attempts to poison him to death and then burns down her home with her children trapped inside.She kills two of her three kids and then in a final act of cruelty and selfishness she tries to blame her deceased 14-year old son for her actions.Thisbook is interesting if somewhat depressing.It's worth a read if you are a true crime fan.A note to people who read all the other reviews on this book:I suspect a lot of the negative reviews on this book that are supposed to be from a "friend of Debora's"are actually being written by Debora her-self.This is a tactic she employed often-writing notes that praised her to the skies and criticized her husband that were always signed"a friend of Debora".Prisoners in medium security prisons almost always enjoy internet access through the prison library and some even have computers in their cells.Plus, it would be her personality type to want to know what people were saying about her and try to control what people think.That's my two cents anyway.

2-0 out of 5 stars Bitter Harvest
I am,for the first time, reading a book by Ann Rule - Bitter Harvest.Any mother who could behave in such a detached manner while her children are inside a buring house cannot be in her right mind.My first opinion as I started reading this book was that maybe she has a bipolar disorder. As for Mike Farrar, he was totally self-absorbed. If you thought that your wife was insane enough to try to poison you, would you leave your children with her? Why did the kids hate their dad so much? The kids were old enough to figure things out no matter what Deb said to them about their father. If Mike was an "attentive" dad they would not hate him as they did.Ann Rule did not elaborate enough on Mike's relationship with his children.Why was Tim so angry with him?They didn't have a good relationship before Mike left. I would be interested to hear Debora Green's version of her life with Mike Farrar.I don't think Debora Green was diagnosed correctly - she clearly has serious mental problems.
2-0 out of 5 stars Just not convinced...
I'm not a Kansas City native and am not familiar with the principals, but reading this book did not convince me that Dr. Debora Green was truly guilty of the poisoning or the fires.Did Dr. Green have problems?Sure.She drank heavily, abused drugs on occasion, and had some psychological issues.But she was also a woman in a marriage with a lying, abusive jerk--and much like her book "Heart Full of Lies," Ann Rule demonizes the wife and presents the husband as a saint.In this case, the husband, Mike Farrar, is even less worthy of canonization: he has an affair with an unhappily married woman, Celeste Walker, and continues the affair without even skipping a beat after her husband commits suicide.He cares more for his wine collection than for his children's safety, and even dumps his loyal mistress when the sympathy cards (and offers) start rolling in!And this is the man Ann Rule thinks is the perfect husband?
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17. Catch Me If You Can
by Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio Cassette (01 January, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The life I've always secretly wanted.
"Catch Me If You Can" follows the life of Frank W. Abignale - one of the greatest con men of all time who single handedly lived his life on fradulant checks and scams that just leave you thinking how amazing he was. This book is the autobiographical account of Abignale's teenage years from when he first created a scam on his father's Mobil credit card. There are so many times in this book that I had to step back and think about the air of confidence that Abignale displayed, yet curiously inside he was often paranoid and worried about the authorities catching up to him.
5-0 out of 5 stars A great read!
This book was very well written and so much fun to read.
4-0 out of 5 stars Frank Abagnale Jr.
We all know of Frank Abagnale's personality; arrogant, yet kind with class. Among all the different characters that he chooses to play, whether he's a pilot, doctor, lawyer, or a college professor, i believe that Frank is somewhat confused of who he is. Frank "ran away" from home at 16; the age of teenager who is only halfway through high school. At 16, most people don't know where they are in life or what to pursue in the future. One thing was for sure; Frank wanted money and women.
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18. Profession of Violence: the Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins
by Sanctuary Publishing
Audio Cassette (1995)

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4-0 out of 5 stars The 'Wiseguy" of true British Crime .
The feel of the violent world of the Kray's in 50's and 60's London is terrifying. Definitely a pair that would scrae me from the Pub in aninstant. A must for true crime/mobster fiction reader (get it on AmazonUK).5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Very surprised that this is out of print. A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining read. There could only be one pair of Kray twins and for my money only one decent book on them! My only gripe: there could've been morepics. If you're able to get a copy of this highly detailed book - do so. ... Read more

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19. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
by New Millennium Audio
Audio Cassette (September, 2002)
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3-0 out of 5 stars he who owns the past owns the future-big brother
this book is quite possibly the biggest load of bs ive ever read in my life!well maybe not there was that one about hayzues.anyway,this is the guy who put away charlie manson's story of the events surrounding the killings supposedly carried out by the manson family.all im saying is ive never seen a more one sided,no win situation as his court trial.he was busted from day one and everyone knew it.not because they had a good motive and solid evidence but because they needed someone to pin all this on.illquote now from bob dylan........"it makes me ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game".whats more they had very weak physical evidence also.the book is very biased ,very long and detailed and extremely violent.ill leave the rest up to you but a quote by napoleon might better express how i feel "what is history but an agreed upon past?"the past is written by the victor and thats painfully true here.i mean did the beatles ever make you want to kill?come on!drop acid maybe,protest is possible,having unprotected sex with people you dont even know-of course..............but murder?get real!

5-0 out of 5 stars This Story Will Scare the Hell Out of You
"Helter Skelter" gives you fair warning when opening its cover.It tells you that you are about to have the hell scared out of you.And it's not kidding.
4-0 out of 5 stars Told by the man who put Manson away!
Vincent Bugliosi makes no apology for wanting the Manson women to remain in prison for the rest of their lives. But I have seen that these women who were young once, made the mistake of following a madman. While they will probably remain in prison in California, they have done everything to reform their lives and have cut themselves from Charlie Manson's ways. The man, Charlie Manson, is an animal and there is no doubt about that. He doesn't know anything other than to live in a prison. IT's sad but I feel that his women suffered along with the murdered victims and I know that people are going to criticize me for it and even hate me for siding with the Manson women. Luckily, they are still alive rather than executed like originally. Manson stole their minds and ruined their lives. I know 36 years is a long time in prison but I see that they have changed behind prison walls and have become role models for younger prisoners. there is no excuse for their crimes, they admit it, confess to it, and apologize for their crime. But you wonder why other criminals get less for the same crimes. I am sure that forgiveness, compassion and understanding is possible but I worry about if they are released and the vigilante justice. ... Read more

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20. Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob
by HarperAudio
Audio Cassette (22 May, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Frightening account of corruption
Black Mass is an unbelievable account of the illicit relationship between two Irish mobsters from South Boston (Whitey Bulger and Stevie Flemmi) and their FBI handlers (John Connolly and John Morris).
5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible Book
I've had an interest in Boston and the organized crime around Boston for a while. I've actually had a big interest in the mafia in general. This is a great book with a lot of information that is very useful in understanding how corruption in the system allows organized crime to become more powerful and almost unstoppable.

4-0 out of 5 stars More to come??
One might ask after reading this excellent book whether 2 kids,say brothers, were groomed to follow in the Bulger's footsteps but perhaps something went awry??
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