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The Expendable Man

Author : Dorothy B. Hughes
ISBN : 9781590175095
Genre : Fiction
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“It was surprising what old experiences remembered could do to a presumably educated, civilized man.” And Hugh Denismore, a young doctor driving his mother’s Cadillac from Los Angeles to Phoenix, is eminently educated and civilized. He is privileged, would seem to have the world at his feet, even. Then why does the sight of a few redneck teenagers disconcert him? Why is he reluctant to pick up a disheveled girl hitchhiking along the desert highway? And why is he the first person the police suspect when she is found dead in Arizona a few days later? Dorothy B. Hughes ranks with Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith as a master of mid-century noir. In books like In a Lonely Place and Ride the Pink Horse she exposed a seething discontent underneath the veneer of twentieth-century prosperity. With The Expendable Man, first published in 1963, Hughes upends the conventions of the wrong-man narrative to deliver a story that engages readers even as it implicates them in the greatest of all American crimes.
Category: Fiction

The Expendable Man

Author : Peter G. Pollak
ISBN : 9780615434742
Genre : Fiction
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"This book is thrilling and chilling." says reader. Nick Grocchi, who has been sentenced to prison in Turkmenistan for a crime he did not commit, wakes up in a hospital in the U.S. where he's about to be subjected to an ultra-experimental genetic protocol in attempt to save his life. Yet, if the treatment cures him, not only does he face being sent back to Turkmenistan to finish his prison sentence, and a powerful U.S. political figure has taken steps to assure that Nick does not uncover the truth about who framed him and why. The Expendable Man is a fast-paced political thriller that will keep you up past your bedtime.
Category: Fiction

The Expendable Man

Author : Don Chivers
ISBN : 9781609763534
Genre : Fiction
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During the cold war with the Soviet Union, an influential American in military intelligence rewarded Ian McGregor for saving his daughters. McGregor was enrolled in an exhausting training program to exploit his many attributes, and to further his benefactor's career to the status of "general." The Expendable Man is a taut thriller loaded with spies and political intrigue. Old hardliners in the Kremlin formed a clandestine group to oppose Gorbachev's politics as being premature. To prove their point, they schemed with a drug cartel and other criminal gangs to undermine the American economy and make President Reagan's idea of laying a protective canopy over America look like a ridiculous boast. McGregor frustrated their plans in the past, before becoming an agent for an elite organization named C.A.T. (Countries against Terrorism). He changed his name, occupation, and location to marry the woman he loved, only to be tracked by two killers intent on obeying a long-standing order to assassinate him. McGregor is forced to revert to his old identity and becomes an even more formidable adversary to settle scores with the mafia and to unmask a dangerous terrorist. Will he become The Expendable Man?
Category: Fiction

An Expendable Man

Author : Margaret Edds
ISBN : 9780814722398
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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How is it possible for an innocent man to come within nine days of execution? An Expendable Man answers that question through detailed analysis of the case of Earl Washington Jr., a mentally retarded, black farm hand who was convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of a 19-year-old mother of three in Culpeper, Virginia. He spent almost 18 years in Virginia prisons--9 1/2 of them on death row--for a murder he did not commit. This book reveals the relative ease with which individuals who live at society's margins can be wrongfully convicted, and the extraordinary difficulty of correcting such a wrong once it occurs. Margaret Edds makes the chilling argument that some other "expendable men" almost certainly have been less fortunate than Washington. This, she writes, is "the secret, shameful underbelly" of America's retention of capital punishment. Such wrongful executions may not happen often, but anyone who doubts that innocent people have been executed in the United States should remember the remarkable series of events necessary to save Earl Washington Jr. from such a fate.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Imagination Of Evil

Author : Mary Evans
ISBN : 9781441171733
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From its growth in Europe in the nineteenth century, detective fiction has developed into one of the most popular genres of literature and popular culture more widely. In this monograph, Mary Evans examines detective fiction and its complex relationship to the modern and to modernity. She focuses on two key themes: the moral relationship of detection (and the detective) to a particular social world and the attempt to restore and even improve the social world that has been threatened and fractured by a crime, usually that of murder. It is a characteristic of much detective fiction that the detective, the pursuer, is a social outsider: this status creates a complex web of relationships between detective, institutional life and dominant and subversive moralities. Evans questions who and what the detective stands for and suggests that the answer challenges many of our assumptions about the relationship between various moralities in the modern world.
Category: Literary Criticism

100 American Crime Writers

Author : S. Powell
ISBN : 9781137031662
Genre : Literary Criticism
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100 American Crime Writers features discussion and analysis of the lives of crime writers and their key works, examining the developments in American crime writing from the Golden Age to hardboiled detective fiction. This study is essential to scholars and an ideal introduction to crime fiction for anyone who enjoys this fascinating genre.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Expendables The Rings Of Tantalus

Author : Edmund Cooper
ISBN : 9780575116405
Genre : Fiction
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First they went to Kratos - and faced the Deathworms. Then they went on to Tantalus and tried to fathom the Rings - which could only have been fabricated with the help of highly sophisticated machinery. And then they discover an alien spaceship orbiting the planet in strict silence and incommunicability. When they finally boarded the vessel, it was obvious that it had been derelict for centuries - as a result of some dreadful battle. Meanwhile down below, the enigmatic Rings lay waiting to deal with intruders - as they did the deadly vampire tree. Once again, Commander James Conrad and his team of Expendables faced their mission to find planets suitable for colonization. The second of a new series of books, The Rings of Tantalus seems guaranteed to further launch Richard Avery as a very special writer of modern science fiction novels. And there are more to come.
Category: Fiction

The Expendables

Author : Chuck Dixon
ISBN : 9781606901724
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A prequel to the 2010 motion picture "The Expendables," featuring an original story about the mercenary team that takes place before the events in the movie.
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The Expendables The Deathworms Of Kratos

Author : Edmund Cooper
ISBN : 9780575116399
Genre : Fiction
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The Expendables were criminals, offered pardons in exchange for exploring alien worlds. But their mission takes them to Kratos, where the local lifeform is giant, slimy and hostile!
Category: Fiction

Raymond Rush The Last Man Standing

Author : John Kelly
ISBN : 1999723198
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Raymond Rush from Prescot, St Helens, was the only man from his Company who landed at D-Day and who fought the Third Reich all the way back to Germany. The rest of the 600 men who landed with him on Sword Beach were wiped out. They were front-line soldiers whose duty was to go in first and clear the way. The heroism of these working-class volunteers from the South Lancs regiment never made it into the history books, because no one was alive to write their story. No one, except for Raymond Rush, the last man standing. Now, for the very first time, his remarkable true story is told.