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The Killing Season

The Killing Season

Author: Mason Cross

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409145684

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The first thing you should know about me is that my name is not Carter Blake. That name no more belongs to me than the hotel room I was occupying when the call came in. When Caleb Wardell, the infamous 'Chicago Sniper', escapes from death row two weeks before his execution, the FBI calls on the services of Carter Blake, a man with certain specialised talents whose skills lie in finding those who don't want to be found. A man to whom Wardell is no stranger. Along with Elaine Banner, an ambitious special agent juggling life as a single mother with her increasingly high-flying career, Blake must track Wardell down as he cuts a swathe across America, apparently killing at random. But Blake and Banner soon find themselves sidelined from the case. And as they try desperately to second guess a man who kills purely for the thrill of it, they uncover a hornets' nest of lies and corruption. Now Blake must break the rules and go head to head with the FBI if he is to stop Wardell and expose a deadly conspiracy that will rock the country. Slick, fast-paced and assured, THE KILLING SEASON is the first novel in the gripping new Carter Blake series.

The Killing Season

The Killing Season

Author: Miles Corwin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409033424

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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Meet Pete Razanskas, 22-year veteran homicide cop and Marcella Winn, a rookie detective who grew up in the 'hood. They're an unlikely partnership whose job it is to attempt to close some of the hundreds of murder cases that happen every year in the gang-infested streets of South-Central LA. Crime reporter Miles Corwin gained unprecedented access to shadow them for the usual hot summer of endless homicide. We meet the cops, the victims and the murders (Crips and Bloods, drug dealers, psychopaths and even killer kids), witness their incredible daily lives and hear their stories in intimate detail. The Killing Season is a raw, shocking and riveting story of an extreme place not far from the ordinary world where war rages on the streets and life has little value.

The Killing Season

The Killing Season

Author: Geoffrey B. Robinson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691196497

Category: History

Page: 456

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The definitive account of one of the twentieth century’s most brutal, yet least examined, episodes of genocide and detention The Killing Season explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century—the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965–66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a million others in detention. An expert in modern Indonesian history, genocide, and human rights, Geoffrey Robinson sets out to account for this violence and to end the troubling silence surrounding it. In doing so, he sheds new light on broad, enduring historical questions. How do we account for instances of systematic mass killing and detention? Why are some of these crimes remembered and punished, while others are forgotten? Based on a rich body of primary and secondary sources, The Killing Season is the definitive account of a pivotal period in Indonesian history.

The Killing Season

The Killing Season

Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786031115

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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USA Today bestselling author: A New Mexico town is being terrorized—but the O'Briens don't scare easy . . . William W. Johnstone, the USA Today bestselling master of the epic Western, continues the thrilling saga of the O'Brien brothers—Samuel, Jacob, Shawn, and Patrick—as they forge their destiny in the untamed New Mexico Territory and stake their claim in frontier America. Death rules the night They ride after sundown. Black-robed figures with skulls for faces, terrorizing the town of Recoil like the horsemen of the Apocalypse. If the sheriff hopes to defeat this hellish band of outlaws, he'll need back-up. Enter Colonel Shamus O'Brien. The seasoned ranch hand and patriarch has fought off more than his share of horse thieves and marauders. But he's never seen anything like these ornery devils. They torch the town without warning, killing and destroying everything in sight. Shamus could use some extra firepower, namely his sons Shawn and Jacob. But the O'Brien brothers have problems of their own. Vicious banditos have targeted the family ranch, gunning for gold and cattle in a hailstorm of bullets and bloodshed. But both cutthroat gangs are about to learn their lesson—the hard way. When you cross an O'Brien, there's hell to pay . . .

The Killing Season

The Killing Season

Author: Meg Collett

Publisher: Meg Collett

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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In the far Alaskan north, there are places the winter sun cannot reach. Places where light won’t shine for months. These are the places we hunt the monsters who feed on fear. So begins the Killing Season. For the next sixty-five days, we will face the darkness. Some will hunt the aswangs in the ever night, but I, Ollie Andrews, am here for one purpose: to search for answers to my past. They told us to fear the arctic tundra and the monsters hiding in the deep, dark shadows. But, locked inside a base known for driving even the best hunters mad, I fear it’s not the outside we should worry about, but the deepest, darkest parts of ourselves. The real monsters are within. When a brutal murder brings with it the secrets of Fear University—and the threat of an unknown killer on the loose—we all must fight to stay alive. But with madness and paranoia setting in during a whiteout snowstorm, all we can do is hope we don’t destroy ourselves before the sun finally rises again. Because no matter how hard we fight, reality will always threaten to tear us apart. And when faced with the most terrible of truths, even the strongest break.

The Killing Season

The Killing Season

Author: Mark Pearson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448134946

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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DI Jack Delaney is trying to make a clean break. Tormented by his troubled past, he has taken his young family out of London, swapping the mayhem of London for the tranquil calm of the north Norfolk coast. Except it's not so tranquil. After a terrible storm hits Sheringham, a body is discovered beneath the rubble of a collapsed cliff. Natural disaster? No, this looks like murder, and Jack is the only local resident qualified to investigate. But when more disappearances follow and the local police step in, Jack finds himself plunged dangerously deep into the investigation – and in the sights of the killer on the loose.

The Killing Season

The Killing Season

Author: Ralph Compton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127902

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A gunfighter rides into legend in this western from USA Today bestselling author Ralph Compton. It was the 1870s—Jesse and Frank James led daring raids on banks and trains. Doc Holliday’s name struck dread in the hearts of men, and Wild Bill Hickok played poker with bullets in the hole. A young killer named Billy the Kid was hunted by a determined lawman, and a General named Custer took the Seventh Cavalry into Dakota Territory. One man rides this untamed frontier like a shadow of death. His name is Nathan Stone, and he had learned to kill on the vengeance trail. He would have stopped after settling the score with his parents’ savage slayers. But when you’re the greatest gunfighter of all, there’s no peace or resting place. And it’s Nathan Stone’s destiny to fight for survival against the most famed and feared figures from Texas to the Black Hills—on both sides of the law... More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!

The Killing

The Killing

Author: John Alberti

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814342138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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Although it lasted only four seasons and just forty-four episodes, The Killing attracted considerable critical notice and sparked an equally lively debate about its distinctive style and innovative approach to the television staple of the police procedural. A product of the turn toward revisionist “quality” television in the post-broadcast era, The Killing also stands as a pioneering example of the changing gender dynamics of early twenty-first-century television. Author John Alberti looks at how the show’s focus shifts the police procedural away from the idea that solving the mystery of whodunit means resolving the crime, and toward dealing with the ongoing psychological aftermath of crime and violence on social and family relationships. This attention to what creator and producer Veena Sud describes as the “real cost” of murder defines The Killing as a milestone feminist revision of the crime thriller and helps explain why it has provoked such strong critical reactions and fan loyalty. Alberti examines the history of women detectives in the television police procedural, paying particular attention to how the cultural formation of the traditionally male noir detective has shaped that history. Through a careful comparison with the Danish original, Forbrydelsen, and a season-by-season overview of the series, Alberti argues that The Killing rewrites the masculine lone wolf detective—a self-styled social outsider who sees the entanglements of relationships as threats to his personal autonomy—of the classic noir. Instead, lead detective Sarah Linden, while wary of the complications of personal and social attachments, still recognizes their psychological and ethical inescapability and necessity. In the final chapter, the author looks at how the show’s move to ever-expanding niche markets and multi-viewing options, along with an increase in feminist reconstructions of various television genres, makes The Killing a perfect example of cult television that lends itself to binge-watching in the digital era. Television studies scholars and fans of police procedurals should own this insightful volume.

The Killing Season

The Killing Season

Author: Miles Corwin

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780345483003

Category: True Crime

Page: 0

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“Remarkable—great journalism, social commentary, and writing rolled into a fascinating, gripping, and at times heart-wrenching story.”—Michael Connelly Gaining unprecedented access to the LAPD, crime reporter Miles Corwin shadows two homicide detectives on the mean streets of South Central L.A. Pete “Raz” Razanskas and Marcella Winn were unlikely partners: one a crusty, twenty-two-year veteran of the force; the other a street-smart woman who grew up in the neighborhood. A graphic, uncensored look at real cops and real killers, The Killing Season is that rare combination of first-rate reportage and riveting storytelling that will leave you shaken, informed, and blasted awake. Praise for The Killing Season “A grab-you-by-the-throat page-turner.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Gripping drama and pathos . . . Rarely has the genre been worked to better effect. . . . [Corwin] could scarcely have invented a better cast and story.”—The New York Times Book Review “The Killing Season captures the sights, sounds, and smells of a big-city homicide squad at work as well as any book within recent memory. It’s crime reporting at its raw and scintillating best.”—Vincent Bugliosi, author of Outrage and Helter Skelter

The Killing Season

The Killing Season

Author: Robert Cowley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1400068525

Category: History

Page: 496

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An in-depth account of the First Battle of Ypres, a turning point in World War I--and in the history of warfare The First Battle of Ypres changed how wars are fought. Ypres was the staging ground for the realization that bullets rather than bayonets would be the weapon of the future. It gave birth to "no-man's-land," that spectral space of shattered trees and pockmarked earth, a battleground where thousands of men fought to gain thirty feet of territory, only to lose it again the next day. Ypres was where the commanding officers of both sides--many of whom knew about war only through studying it in a classroom--realized that the combination of grand cavalry maneuvers and gallant charges with twentieth-century weapons was a losing, fatal one. From Sir John French, the compulsive womanizer who led Britain's forces, to Albert of Belgium, who may have been history's last warrior king, down to the young staff officers and military journalists, Robert Cowley brings Ypres to life, using the accounts of commanders and soldiers alike. Weaving together a wide array of source material based on thirty years of research, Cowley explores the extent to which the Germans' rigid training cost them thousands of men, debunks the myth of the "singing attacks," and reveals a crucial, overlooked "What if?" of history: the afternoon of October 31, 1914, when the Germans hesitated to attack the depleted British forces and lost their best chance of winning the Western Front.

The Killing Season Uncut

The Killing Season Uncut

Author: Sarah Ferguson

Publisher: Melbourne University

ISBN: 0522869955

Category: History

Page: 208

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Australians came to the ABC's The Killing Season in their droves, their fascination with the Rudd-Gillard struggle as unfinished as the saga itself. Rudd and Gillard dominate the drama as they strain to claim the narrative of Labor's years in power. The journey to screen for each of their interviews is telling in itself. Kevin Rudd gives his painful account of the period and recalled in vivid detail the events of losing the prime ministership. Julia Gillard is frank and unsparing of her colleagues. More than a hundred people were interviewed for The Killing Season--ministers, backbenchers, staffers, party officials, pollsters and public servants--recording their vivid accounts of the public and private events that made the Rudd and Gillard governments and then brought them undone. It is a damning portrait of a party at war with itself: the personal rivalries and the bitter defeats that have come to define the Rudd-Gillard era. "The making of The Killing Season matched the drama on screen and that's a story we wanted to tell. And now we have a place for the episodes of rich material we could have put into a 5-part series." -- Sarah Ferguson

Killing Season

Killing Season

Author: Frederic Bean

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 0449147819

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

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With their sacks full of gold from a recent train robbery, Clay Younger and his deperadoes head for the border and freedom, with Texas Ranger Will Dobbs hot on their trail. Original.