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The Misbegotten Son

Author : Jack Olsen
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Little Artie Shawcross bullied classmates, insulted teachers, started fires, tortured animals, and roved the woods of New York's hardscrabble North Country with imaginary friends, talking in a high squawk. He also scored top grades, excelled in sports and shared his money and toys with the children who ridiculed him. From the second grade on, he was subjected to psychiatric examination, regularly confounding the experts. Years later, while serving in Vietnam, Arthur John Shawcross wrote bloodcurdling letters about his battlefield ordeals, then returned to Watertown to commit a string of arsons and burglaries. He served two years in prison, was paroled to his respectable parents - and murdered a boy and a girl. Back in the penitentiary, he proved as enigmatic as ever. Some counselors saw him as a Frankenstein monster, beyond hope, irredeemable. To others he was a troubled young man who could be saved. No two psychiatrists seemed to agree. Shawcross served fifteen years, then conned a parole board into an early release. He settled in Binghamton, but angry citizens learned of his bloody history and ran him out of town. After two smaller communities turned him away, desperate parole authorities finally smuggled the child-killer into Rochester in the dead of night - neglecting to alert the local police. Soon the corpses started turning up, locked in winter ice, covered by reeds in swamps, floating in streams. The homicidal pedophile had changed his M.O., this time murdering diminutive women. As the body count grew, Rochester streets swarmed with police, and still the serial killer managed to snare his tenth victim, then his eleventh.

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Author : Jack Olsen
ISBN : 0747227195
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Her Misbegotten Son

Author : Alan Rodgers
ISBN : 9781587151552
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Jack Olsen
ISBN : 9781501119040
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"For more than two years, a rapist prowled the night streets of the homey, All-American city of Spokane, Washington, terrorizing women, sparking a run on gun stores, and finally causing one newspaper to offer a reward--the calls taken by the distinguished managing editor himself, Gordon Coe. In March 1981, luck and inspired police work at last produced an arrest, and Spokane shuddered. The suspect was clean cut and conservative ... and Gordon Coe's son. For eighteen months, Jack Olsen researched the cases of Fred and Ruth Coe to try to learn not only what happened within that family, but how and why. He interviewed more than 150 people and built up a portrait not only of that extraordinary family, but of the mind of a psychopath. And searching the memories of the women in Fred Coe's life, he unearthed a most horrifying question: What is it like to love and live with a man for years--and then discover he is a psychopathic criminal?"--Provided by publisher.

Guy De Tournet Child Of Revolution Son Of France

Author : Denise Cory Blake
ISBN : 9781546283485
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Russia....with its wild untamed lands of vast open Steppes, of marshlands, of rivers, of unfathomable people, some as wild as their country, yet with a culture of religion, of art, of buildings of great beauty. Into this forbidding landscape came the French with all their arrogant innocence, proclaiming a victory they had yet to win. Amongst them Guy De Tournet, Captain of cavalry, who kept silent vigil over his own thoughts. It would take more than defiant words to win this war. It would take men, blood and guts. His and that of other valiant Frenchmen; the cannon fodder. The year was 1812, the antagonists Bonaparte, who fashioned himself like a Roman Emperor, and Alexander I , the suspicious autocratic Tsar of all Russia.

The Misbegotten

Author : Katherine Webb
ISBN : 9781409131489
Genre : Fiction
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Secrets and haunting mysteries . . . A wonderfully powerful and poignant historical novel from the author of the TV Book Club bestseller THE LEGACY. Bath, 1821. Rachel Crofton escapes her unhappy employment as a governess by marrying a self-made businessman. But her new life soon takes an unexpected turn. Reclusive Jonathan Alleyn is a man tormented by the disappearance of his childhood sweetheart, Alice. Starling, foundling child and now servant, is convinced that Alice, the woman she loved as a sister, was stolen from her. Did Alice run away? Or did something altogether more sinister occur? As Starling tries to expose the lies behind Bath's immaculate facades, others want only to forget, and will go to extreme lengths to do so. And the courage both Rachel and Starling need to bring these truths to light will come at a very high price . . .


Author : Sara Douglass
ISBN : 1429911514
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The stunning sequel to The Wayfarer Redemption Axis is a true hero, in every sense of the word. On his shoulders lies the double burden of prophecy and war. Having fulfilled the first part of the prophecy by becoming the StarMan, he now must reunite the three races inhabiting his world. It is his destiny to lead an army against his evil half-brother, to regain control of Tencendor, once the greatest land in the world. It is his destiny to be caught between the two women he loves, one the epitome of gentility, beauty, and intelligence, the other a fierce warrior with a cunning wit. And it is his destiny to be thwarted at every turn by the vicious Goragel, an insane monster bent on destroying all that Axis works to preserve . . . Enchanter is the riveting sequel to Sara Douglass's spell-binding first novel The Wayfarer Redemption, and winner of the 1996 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Sara Douglass has taken America by storm with this powerful tale of love, prophecy, battles, and revenge. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Bad Boys Bad Men

Author : Donald W. Black
ISBN : 9780199970698
Genre : Medical
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Whether called black sheep, sociopaths, con men, or misfits, some men break all the rules. They shirk everyday responsibilities, abuse drugs and alcohol, take up criminal careers , and lash out at family members. In the worst cases, they commit rape, murder, and other acts of extreme violence. What makes these men behave as if they had no conscience? Bad Boys, Bad Men examines antisocial personality disorder or ASP, the mysterious mental condition that underlies this lifelong penchant for bad behavior. Psychiatrist and researcher Donald W. Black, MD, draws on case studies, scientific data, and current events to explore antisocial behavior and to chart the history, nature, and treatment of a misunderstood disorder that affects up to seven million Americans. Citing new evidence from genetics and neuroscience, Black argues that this condition is tied to biological causes and that some people are simply born bad. Bad Boys, Bad Men introduces us to people like Ernie, the quintessential juvenile delinquent who had an incestuous relationship with his mother and descended into crime and alcoholism; and John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer whose lifelong pattern of misbehavior escalated to the rape and murder of more than 30 young men and boys. These compelling cases read like medical detective stories as Black tries to separate the lies these men tell from the facts of their lives. For this Revised and Updated edition, Dr. Black includes new research findings, including the most recent work on the genetic and biological determinants of antisocial personality disorder, and he also discusses the difference between, and overlap with, psychopathy. Several new cases have been added to Bad Boys, Bad Men, including Mike Tyson and Saddam Hussein, and he also briefly discusses antisocial women such as Aileen Wuornos, the lead character in the movie, Monster. Acclaim for the first edition: "For a fascinating and insightful journey inside the criminal mind one could not find a better guide than Dr. Donald Black, one of the world's leading authorities on the classification of aberrant behaviorsEL. A magnificent achievement." --Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., author of Brain Lock "Clearly written, informative, and filled with intriguing stories of real people....Tells us what we need to know about antisocial personality disorder. A wonderful book." --John M. Oldham, MD, Columbia University "A clear and thorough account of the current scientific understanding of a baffling condition, Bad Boys, Bad Men will appeal to those interested in the origins of repetitive criminal behavior. The book will be of especial use to the families of the antisocial." --Peter D. Kramer, author of Listening to Prozac "A tour de force. Don Black has distilled decades of his clinical experience and a comprehensive review of research on antisocial personality disorder into the definitive vade mecum on the topic." --John H. Greist, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School

The Misbegotten King

Author : Anne Kelleher Bush
ISBN : 9780759526686
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An ancient prophecy tells Amanander that he is the real heir to the throne of Meriga presently held by King Abelard. He uses his magic to probe the king's mind but kills him instead. All is set for a final conflict between him and his half-brother Roderic.

Italienische N Chte

Author : Katherine Webb
ISBN : 9783641150686
Genre : Fiction
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Ein Sommer in Italien. Ein Moment, in dem sie Liebe findet – für immer und doch vergänglich Clare folgt ihrem Mann, als sie 1921 von England in die Hitze Apuliens reist. Boyd arbeitet dort als Architekt für den reichen Grundbesitzer Leandro Cardetta, und möchte, dass Clare den Sommer bei ihm verbringt. Doch Boyd empfängt sie abweisend und scheint etwas zu verbergen. Auf sich allein gestellt erkundet Clare die fremde Umgebung und lernt dabei Ettore kennen, den Neffen des Grundbesitzers. Clare fühlt sich unbändig zu ihm hingezogen – zu einer Welt, in die sie nicht gehört und die droht, für beide zum Verhängnis zu werden ... Apulien 1921: Clare Kingsley hat eine lange Zugfahrt hinter sich: von England bis nach Süditalien. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Stiefsohn besucht sie ihren Ehemann Boyd, der dort Arbeit als Architekt angenommen hat. Doch das heiße und raue Leben in Apulien wird für die junge Frau zur Herausforderung. Boyd ist verschlossen, und Clare ahnt, dass er und sein Auftraggeber Leandro Cardetta eine dunkle Vergangenheit verbergen. Dann wird Leandros Neffe schwer verletzt in das Haus der Cardettas gebracht. Ettore hegt eine tiefe Abneigung gegen die privilegierte Lebensweise seines Onkels und nimmt nur widerstrebend dessen Hilfe an. Während sich außerhalb der schützenden Mauern die Konflikte aufheizen, kommen Ettore und Clare sich langsam näher. Er gibt ihr, wonach sie sich in ihrer Ehe sehnt, und obwohl Ettore nach dem Tod seiner Verlobten eine tiefe Trauer in sich trägt, zögert auch er seine Rückkehr ins Dorf immer weiter hinaus. Kann ihre Beziehung eine Zukunft haben? Und welchen Preis sind Clare und Ettore bereit, für ihre Liebe zu zahlen?

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