Jet Survival

Author: Russell Blake
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508907169
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Jet - Survival is the eighth volume in the JET series, which picks up from where Jet - Sanctuary left off. From the squalid ports of Panama to the cartel infested jungles of Colombia, Jet, Matt, and Hannah must battle the most deadly adversaries yet if they are to survive.

JET Renegade

Author: Russell Blake
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781976754241
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Jet must risk everything to foil a kidnapping that threatens a diplomat's daughter in the wilds of Africa.

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The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.

Dark Days

Author: D. Randall Blythe
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306823152
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In 2010, a nineteen-year-old super-fan rushed the stage during a Lamb of God concert in Prague. To protect himself, singer Randy Blythe pushed the fan away. Unbeknownst to Blythe, the young man hit his head on the floor when he fell and later died from the injury. Blythe was promptly incarcerated on charges carrying a prison term of five to ten years. Thirty-seven days later, he was released on bail to await trial. Although legal experts told him not to return to the Czech Republic to face the charges, Blythe explained that he “could not run away from this problem while the grieving family of a dead young man searched hopelessly for answers that [he] might help provide.” After a five-day trial, he was acquitted on March 5, 2013. In Dark Days, Blythe tells the story of his incarceration and the wild life that led up to it. As he explains, “Most substance abuse books end with the author getting sober. My book starts there.”

Prison Noir

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617752398
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A completely new, fresh, and frightening take on "prison literature."

Crime and Punishment around the World 4 volumes

Author: Graeme R. Newman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313351341
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This comprehensive, detailed account explores crime and punishment throughout the world through the eyes of leading experts, local authors and scholars, and government officials. • Four volumes covering Africa, the Americas, Asia/Pacific, and Europe • More than 200 essays written by academics, government officials, and independent experts • Four world maps and sixteen regional maps depicting distribution of murder rates, prison, corporal punishment, and death penalty rates • A "Learn More" section in each chapter that lists 4–6 recommended readings • Quick reference information at the start of each entry providing at a glance a country's type of legal system, use or prohibition of capital and corporal punishment, and levels of serious crimes such as murder and human trafficking

Against Our Will

Author: Susan Brownmiller
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480441953
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Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the culture of violence against women with a devastating exploration of the history of rape—now with a new preface by the author exposing the undercurrents of rape still present today Rape, as author Susan Brownmiller proves in her startling and important book, is not about sex but about power, fear, and subjugation. For thousands of years, it has been viewed as an acceptable “spoil of war,” used as a weapon by invading armies to crush the will of the conquered. The act of rape against women has long been cloaked in lies and false justifications. It is ignored, tolerated, even encouraged by governments and military leaders, misunderstood by police and security organizations, freely employed by domineering husbands and lovers, downplayed by medical and legal professionals more inclined to “blame the victim,” and, perhaps most shockingly, accepted in supposedly civilized societies worldwide, including the United States. Against Our Will is a classic work that has been widely credited with changing prevailing attitudes about violence against women by awakening the public to the true and continuing tragedy of rape around the globe and throughout the ages. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as an Outstanding Book of the Year and included among the New York Public Library’s Books of the Century, Against Our Will remains an essential work of sociological and historical importance.

Mother California

Author: Kenneth E. Hartman
Publisher: Atlas and Company
ISBN: 1934633941
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A convicted murderer and award-winning prison activist currently serving a life sentence describes how he transformed from a violent and drug-addicted criminal to a philosophy student, Buddhist, and reformer, in a personal account that also relates his experiences of becoming a husband and father.

Night of the Assassin

Author: Russell Blake
Publisher: Janda Management
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Night of the Assassin charts the early years of El Rey - known as the King of Swords - the super-assassin responsible for some of the world's most spectacular executions. Framed against the backdrop of present-day Mexico's brutal narco-trafficking violence, Night of the Assassin chronicles the making of a monster - a cold-blooded killing machine. Gritty and unflinching, this breakneck-pace saga defies convention to create a roller-coaster of intrigue, suspense and thrills that will leave even the most jaded thriller aficionados gasping for breath. Night of the Assassin is the prequel to King of Swords - the first book in the bestselling Assassin series. Q & A for Night of the Assassin Question: Night of the Assassin uses bloody, shocking imagery. Why write the novel that way? Russell Blake: I wanted to write a no-holds-barred Maserati of a book, with unexpected twists & turns that left you afraid to turn off the lights, with your stomach in knots. Mexico's drug war leaves over 8 thousand people dead every year from cartel violence. I wanted to capture that lurid, blood-soaked reality & make it visceral, make it real for the reader, & also leave them feeling like they'd been through a tangible experience. I used a variety of techniques to achieve that, & the evocative scenes are one of them. There are a few images that will have readers gasping & will cause nightmares, so this isn't for the faint of heart. Q: Night of the Assassin is the prequel to King of Swords. Why write this after that novel was released? RB: The villain of KOS is El Rey, the assassin who uses the tarot card, the King of Swords, as his signature. He has no redeeming qualities and yet he's a fascinating character. After I finished writing KOS I couldn't get him out of my head, so I immediately started writing Night. It was like a compulsion. I couldn't shake it. I got it onto paper as immediately as I could, so I wouldn't lose the essence of his character. The result, I've been told, does KOS justice. It's the second book in the series, but timing-wise, is the prequel in that it is all about El Rey's background. Well worth reading first, if you understand it's the background of one character, albeit a fascinating one, IMO. Q: Night of the Assassin is set in Mexico, as well as Australia. The descriptions are extremely vivid. Have you ever been there? RB: I live in Mexico, so the descriptions better jump off the page. And I spent a lot of time knocking around Australia. I'm more than passingly familiar with all the locations in the book. Q: Some of the scenes are so graphic they make you wince. Have you gotten flack for that? RB: I had a few readers say they were reading between their fingers as they hid their eyes. That tells me I did my job as a storyteller. I think good fiction should take you out of reality, & some of the scenes in Night stay with you long after the book's done. The scenes are paced for specific effect, & I like how they wound up working. I also get occasional complaints that the book is "too" amoral. Guess what? This ain't a morality lesson. It's entertainment. Q: You start the book with a series of flashbacks. Why? RB: Night is a prequel, so the novel's purpose is to impart important information about El Rey's history. You either do that by alluding to the past in a scene set in the present, or as a flashback. I chose flashbacks because these are seminal moments deserving of their own sections. If they're disorienting at first, trust me that they will make sense by the end of the book. It's written that way for deliberate effect.