Busting Bad Guys: My True Crime Stories of Bookies, Drug Dealers and Ladies of the Night

By Mark Langan

13 seconds of natural terror in a shootout with a drug dealer... genuine crime. Real-life cop stories.
Sergeant Mark Langan relives his front-row seat operating the seamier part of crime in the course of his embellished twenty-six-year occupation from youngest rookie in 1978 to narcotics sergeant at the Omaha Police strength.
Langan stuck daring burglars who silently entered houses to get thrills off of touching drowsing sufferers. He hit bookie joints in smoke-filled bars, squeezed snitches for info, and arrested prostitutes and their daily “Johns” in risky downtown alleys.
Langan labored his method up the ranks to command undercover narcotics operations within the Nineteen Eighties while sinister los angeles gangbangers invaded Omaha and claimed neighborhoods to promote crack.
In his celebrated occupation, Langan felt the gut-wrenching ache of blameless kids stuck contained in the depraved global of gear and crime, their “safe” worlds shattered while the battering ram knocked down their doors-their cries hang-out him each day. And avid gamers from his earlier reemerge in startling methods.
Busting undesirable men provides a photograph and real examine reliable policing at the streets of America’s heartland and takes readers contained in the high-adrenaline, top-secret investigations to advance leading edge strategies to outsmart the criminals.
Steven Eskew, publication reviewer and author in manhattan urban, says "Langan relates his many adventures with meat and potatoes precision, illustrating a cop’s lifestyles with unique imagery yet with out sensationalizing the buzz. He balances his memoir through sharing his years-later come across with "One-Eyed Jack's" daughter, (the drug broker that used to be killed in the course of a shoot out firstly of the book), and an replace on a adolescence playmate who had descended into prostitution. The book’s sheer clarity and exciting subject material makes you sorry to discover your self at the ultimate page."

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Blow: How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel And Lost It All

By Bruce Porter

BLOW is the not going tale of George Jung's curler coaster journey from middle-class highschool soccer hero to the guts of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel— the biggest importer of the U.S. cocaine offer within the Eighties. Jung's early company of flying marijuana into the USA from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic flip while he met Carlos Lehder, a tender Colombian motor vehicle thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his place of origin. jointly they created a brand new version for promoting cocaine, turning a drug used basically through the leisure elite right into a huge and unimaginably profitable enterprise— one whose profits, if felony, could have ranked the cocaine enterprise because the 6th biggest inner most firm within the Fortune 500.

The trip got here to a screeching halt whilst DEA brokers and Florida police busted Jung with 300 pounds of coke, successfully unraveling his fortune. yet George wasn't approximately to move down by myself. He deliberate to convey down with him one of many greatest cartel figures ever caught.

With a riveting insider account of the lurid international of foreign drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of 1 man's meteoric upward push and determined fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's existence utilizing unheard of eyewitness resources during this significantly acclaimed real crime vintage.

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If Loving You Is Wrong: The Shocking True Story of Mary Kay Letourneau

By Gregg Olsen

Teacher's Pet
Within hours of giving start to her 6th baby, Mary Kay Letourneau had her child daughter whisked from her hands. She used to be then shackled and back to her reformatory mobile. simply years in the past, the gorgeous, personable Seattle schoolteacher was once residing a existence many might envy-- she had a good-looking husband, 4 attractive kids, and a cherished following of scholars. Then she was once accused of kid rape, and her entire international became upside down.

Rapist Or Victim?
How did a 34-year-old married instructor fall in love with one in all her sixth-grade scholars? used to be it an entire lapse of judgment, or-- as she contends-- the assembly of 2 soulmates? have been the 2 making plans to run away together-- ahead of police stuck them in a parked vehicle? Did the couple have illicit intercourse in each room of the Letourneau condominium, because the teen informed the tabloids? examine the case that stunned the realm and rocked the headlines-- in regards to the lonely lifetime of Mary Kay Letourneau and the younger item of her obsession, the boy who fathered of her young ones. you might imagine you recognize the tale of Mary Kay Letourneau-- yet you don't be aware of the total tale till you've read...If Loving You Is Wrong.

Includes interviews with Mary Kay Letourneau.

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The Mormon Murders

On October 15, 1985, pipe bombs shook the calm of Salt Lake urban, Utah, killing humans. the one link-both sufferers belonged to the Mormon Church. the following day, a 3rd bomb used to be detonated within the parked automobile of church-going relatives guy, Mark Hoffman. exceedingly, he survived. It wasn't till experts wondered the unusually evasive Hoffman that one other, extra surprising hyperlink among the sufferers emerged...

It was once the looks of an alleged old rfile that challenged the very bedrock of Mormon instructing, puzzled the legitimacy of its founder, and threatened to disillusion hundreds of thousands of its faithful-unless the Mormon hierarchy buried the evidence.

Drawing on unique interviews, The Mormon Murders reconstructs a mystery conspiracy of God, greed, and homicide that might divulge probably the most creative con males within the annals of crime-and shake the very beginning of a multibillion-dollar empire to its core.

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Perfect Victim

Recounts the ordeal of Colleen Stan in the course of her seven-year captivity and sexual slavery within the fingers of Cameron and Janice Hooker and info the courtroom case that followed
Title: Perfect Victim
Author: McGuire, Christine/ Norton, Carla
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1989/07/01
Number of Pages: 370
Binding style: PAPERBACK
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Murder in Little Egypt

By Darcy O'Brien

The incredible crime of filicide takes at the forged of tragic inevitability during this haunting precise story of violence, greed, revenge, and loss of life. Fusing the narrative energy of an award-winning novelist and the certain study of an skilled investigator, Darcy O'Brien unfolds the tale of Dr. John Dale Cavaness, the southern Illinois health professional and health practitioner who in December 1984 was once charged with the homicide of his son Sean. Outraged through the arrest of the expert clinical practitioner who selflessly attended to their wishes, the folks of Little Egypt rose to his protection. within the trial, although, a substantially various, disquieting portrait of Dr. Cavaness may emerge. For during the 3 many years that he loved the admiration and admire of his group, Cavaness used to be privately terrorizing his kinfolk, abusing his staff, and making disastrous monetary investments in addition to brawling and womanizing. What used to be now not published within the trial, notwithstanding, was once that seven years previous, in a murder that had by no means been solved, the physique of Cavaness's firstborn son, Mark, have been discovered shot lifeless within the woods of Little Egypt. as well as a compelling chronicle that uncovers the reality at the back of ghastly crimes and lays naked the Jekyll–Hyde psyche in their wrongdoer, homicide in Little Egypt brings into stark midwestern mild the hidden, gothic underside of an the United States bred on violence and bathed in blood. "Stunning material,"—Nobel Prize-winner Seamus Heaney "A meticulous account ... an implicit indictment of a tradition that condones and encourages violent habit in men."—The big apple occasions publication Review

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Pierrepoint: A Family of Executioners

Among them, the 3 males within the fearsome Pierrepoint dynasty done over 800 humans in the course of a profession spanning greater than part a century. Henry, his brother Thomas, and his son Albert, dispatched probably the most notorious criminals of the twentieth century, and within the procedure earned a public notoriety that them all through their eventful lives.For years, the 3 males have been confronted with the duty -- prestigious to a couple, awful to many others -- of being the final aspect of touch for the in charge and condemned. The Pierrepoints done criminals the state over prior to vacationing to many nations together with Egypt and postwar Germany, the place they hanged Nazi warfare criminals, and received a name because the world's most threatening practitioners of the artwork of hanging."Pierrepoint: A kin of Executioners" recounts the exciting tales of the 3 males and the influence that their macabre career had on their own lives. This definitive consultant is stuffed with stunning inside of stories from the authentic documents and diaries saved via the Pierrepoint relatives. With revealing insights into the serious contention among fellow executioners, new mild is shed at the menacing international of years passed by.

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Cruel Death

By M. William Phelps

"Phelps is one in every of America's most interesting true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi

"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." –Allison Brennan

It used to be Memorial Day weekend, the beginning of the summer time. hundreds of thousands headed to Ocean urban, Maryland, to get pleasure from its scenic seashores, full of life boardwalk, and classy nightclubs. one of the bright-spirited tourists used to be a pair with a miles darker thought of enjoyable. Erica Sifrit, a former honor pupil, used to be packing a gun in her trainer bag. Her husband, B.J., an ex-Navy SEAL, used to be proficient in violence. What all started as an opportunity stumble upon with one other couple ended with dismembered sufferers buried in a Delaware landfill. M. William Phelps updates this modern day "Bonnie and Clyde" saga to create a haunting account of cash, insanity, intercourse, and homicide. . .

Praise for M. William Phelps

"Phelps's writing reads like a secret novel." --Suspense Magazine

"One of our most attractive crime journalists." --Katherine Ramsland

Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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3,096 Days in Captivity: The True Story of My Abduction, Eight Years of Enslavement, and Escape

By Natascha Kampusch

On March 2, 1998, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch used to be abducted, and stumbled on herself locked in a home that may be her domestic for the following 8 years. She was once starved, overwhelmed, handled as a slave, and compelled to paintings for her deranged captor. yet she by no means forgot who she was-and she by no means gave up wish of returning to the area. this can be her tale.

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