Say Nothing

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Publisher : Anchor
ISBN 13 : 0385543379
Total Pages : 516 pages
Book Rating : 4.78/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Say Nothing by : Patrick Radden Keefe

Download or read book Say Nothing written by Patrick Radden Keefe and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2019-02-26 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Soon to be an FX limited series streaming on HULU • From the author of Empire of Pain—a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions. "Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book—as finely paced as a novel—Keefe uses McConville's murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Interviewing people on both sides of the conflict, he transforms the tragic damage and waste of the era into a searing, utterly gripping saga." —New York Times Book Review Jean McConville's abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress--with so many kids, she had always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes. Patrick Radden Keefe's mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders. From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty schemes of the British Army, to Gerry Adams, who negotiated the peace but betrayed his hardcore comrades by denying his I.R.A. past--Say Nothing conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish.

Say Nothing

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 1101985615
Total Pages : 448 pages
Book Rating : 4.18/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Say Nothing by : Brad Parks

Download or read book Say Nothing written by Brad Parks and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-03-07 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Outstanding—starts with a bang and gets tenser and tenser. Say Nothing shows Parks is a quality writer at the top of his form.”—Lee Child “Terrific book. Truly terrific. Tension throughout and tears at the end.”—Sue Grafton Judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: A prestigious job. A loving marriage. A pair of healthy children. Then a phone call begins every parent’s most chilling nightmare. Scott’s six-year-old twins, Sam and Emma, have been taken. The judge must rule exactly as instructed in a drug case he is about to hear. If he refuses, the consequences for the children will be dire. For Scott and his wife, Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror. Through it all, they will stop at nothing to get their children back, no matter the cost to themselves...or to each other. “Complications and twists build to an unexpected climax that is both perfect and gut-wrenching.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Grips the reader from the get-go and doesn’t let up until the final twist.”—Associated Press

The Snakehead

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Publisher : Anchor
ISBN 13 : 0385530218
Total Pages : 434 pages
Book Rating : 4.17/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis The Snakehead by : Patrick Radden Keefe

Download or read book The Snakehead written by Patrick Radden Keefe and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2009-07-21 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this thrilling panorama of real-life events, the bestselling author of Empire of Pain investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middle-aged grandmother, who from a tiny noodle shop in New York’s Chinatown managed a multi-million dollar business smuggling people. “Reads like a mashup of The Godfather and Chinatown, complete with gun battles, a ruthless kingpin and a mountain of cash. Except that it’s all true.” —Time Keefe reveals the inner workings of Sister Ping’s complex empire and recounts the decade-long FBI investigation that eventually brought her down. He follows an often incompetent and sometimes corrupt INS as it pursues desperate immigrants risking everything to come to America, and along the way, he paints a stunning portrait of a generation of illegal immigrants and the intricate underground economy that sustains and exploits them. Grand in scope yet propulsive in narrative force, The Snakehead is both a kaleidoscopic crime story and a brilliant exploration of the ironies of immigration in America.

Rogues

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Publisher : Anchor
ISBN 13 : 0385548524
Total Pages : 386 pages
Book Rating : 4.26/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Rogues by : Patrick Radden Keefe

Download or read book Rogues written by Patrick Radden Keefe and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2022-06-28 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the award-winning author of Empire of Pain and Say Nothing—and one of the most decorated journalists of our time—twelve enthralling true stories of skulduggery and intrigue "An excellent collection of Keefe's detective work, and a fine introduction to his illuminating writing." —NPR “Fast-paced...Keefe is a virtuoso storyteller." —The Washington Post Patrick Radden Keefe has garnered prizes ranging from the National Magazine Award to the Orwell Prize to the National Book Critics Circle Award for his meticulously-reported, hypnotically-engaging work on the many ways people behave badly. Rogues brings together a dozen of his most celebrated articles from The New Yorker. As Keefe says in his preface “They reflect on some of my abiding preoccupations: crime and corruption, secrets and lies, the permeable membrane separating licit and illicit worlds, the bonds of family, the power of denial.” Keefe brilliantly explores the intricacies of forging $150,000 vintage wines, examines whether a whistleblower who dared to expose money laundering at a Swiss bank is a hero or a fabulist, spends time in Vietnam with Anthony Bourdain, chronicles the quest to bring down a cheerful international black market arms merchant, and profiles a passionate death penalty attorney who represents the “worst of the worst,” among other bravura works of literary journalism. The appearance of his byline in The New Yorker is always an event, and collected here for the first time readers can see his work forms an always enthralling but deeply human portrait of criminals and rascals, as well as those who stand up against them.

Foe

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13 : 1501127454
Total Pages : 288 pages
Book Rating : 4.58/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Foe by : Iain Reid

Download or read book Foe written by Iain Reid and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2018-09-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: *Now a major motion picture starring Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal* A taut, psychological thriller from Iain Reid, “one of the most talented purveyors of weird, dark narratives in contemporary fiction” (Los Angeles Review of Books). Severe climate change has ravaged the country, leaving behind a charred wasteland. Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable if solitary life on one of the last remaining farms. Their private existence is disturbed the day a stranger comes to the door with alarming news. Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm, but the most unusual part is that arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won’t have a chance to miss him. She won’t be left alone—not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company. Told in Iain Reid’s sparse, biting style, Foe is a “mind-bending and genre-defying work of genius” (Liz Nugent, author of Unraveling Oliver) that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Voices from the Grave

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Publisher : PublicAffairs
ISBN 13 : 158648933X
Total Pages : 544 pages
Book Rating : 4.35/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Voices from the Grave by : Ed Moloney

Download or read book Voices from the Grave written by Ed Moloney and published by PublicAffairs. This book was released on 2010-06-01 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The dawning of peace in Northern Ireland has not brought with it much truth about what happened during ‘the long war'. Very few of the paramilitary leaders on either side have ever spoken candidly about their role in that bloody conflict. But here, in a dramatic break with the unwritten laws of paramilitary omertà, two leading figures from opposing sides reveal their involvement in bombings, shootings and killings and speak frankly about how differently their wars came to an end. Brendan Hughes was a legend in the Republican movement. An ‘operator', a gun-runner and mastermind of some of the most savage IRA violence of the Troubles, he was a friend and close ally of Gerry Adams and was by his side during the most brutal years of the conflict. David Ervine was the most substantial political figure to emerge from the world of Loyalist paramilitaries. A former Ulster Volunteer Force bomber and confidante of its long-time leader Gusty Spence, Ervine helped steer Loyalism's gunmen towards peace, persuading the UVF's leaders to target IRA and Sinn Fein activists and push them down the road to a ceasefire. In extensive interviews given to researchers from Boston College on condition that their stories be kept secret until after their deaths, these men spoke with astonishing openness about their turbulent, violent lives. Now their stories have been woven into a vivid narrative which provides compelling insight into a secret world and events long hidden from history. Voices from the Grave is the inaugural publication. of the Boston College IRA/UVF Oral History Project of which Professor Thomas E. Hachey and Dr Robert O'Neill are the General Editors.

Killing Rage

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Publisher : Granta Books
ISBN 13 : 9781862070479
Total Pages : 388 pages
Book Rating : 4.74/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Killing Rage by : Eamon Collins

Download or read book Killing Rage written by Eamon Collins and published by Granta Books. This book was released on 1998 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the 1970s people have been murdering their neighbours in Northern Ireland. This book is the true account of the small-town violence and terror which lies behind the headlines.

Crimson Reign

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Publisher : Delacorte Press
ISBN 13 : 0525707875
Total Pages : 497 pages
Book Rating : 4.75/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Crimson Reign by : Amélie Wen Zhao

Download or read book Crimson Reign written by Amélie Wen Zhao and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2022-03-01 with total page 497 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Six of Crows comes the thrilling conclusion to the Blood Heir trilogy. A princess with a dark secret must ally with a con man to liberate her empire from a reign of terror in this epic fantasy retelling of the Anastasia story. The Red Tigress, Anastacya Mikhailov, has lost the gift she was only beginning to realize defined her. Stolen from her during the battle in Bregon, her blood Affinity rests with Sorsha Farrald, a dangerous Affinite who is on the run, headed straight to Cyrilia and to Ana's aunt...the Empress Morganya. Though she is weakened, Ana's course remains true--yet her return to her homeland reveals a Cyrilia on the brink of collapse. Morganya's tyrannical rule has transformed into a sinister quest for unquestioned authority, and she has set her sights far beyond Cyrilia. Morganya seeks a legendary ancient power, rumored to have once belonged to the Deities themselves. If she can locate it, she can rule the world. What's more, Ana's allies, the insurgent Affinite rebels known as the Redcloaks, no longer support her. For their allegiance is with the people--and there can be no equality with a monarchy. Ana faces enemies at every turn, and every day without her Affinity brings her closer to death. Yet she is determined to liberate her people and vanquish the legacy of her own imperial bloodline--the inequality sewn into the fabric of her land. Her only hope lies in the navy she recruited in Bregon, the courage of her band of friends, and the cunning crime-lord-turned-captain she's fallen for. If Ana loses this fight, it will be her last. And Morganya's reign of darkness with consume the world.

Disappeared

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Publisher : Graymalkin Media
ISBN 13 : 1631683551
Total Pages : 170 pages
Book Rating : 4.58/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Disappeared by : Séamus McKendry

Download or read book Disappeared written by Séamus McKendry and published by Graymalkin Media. This book was released on 2022-07-13 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1972, a young widow dragged from her bath screaming and bundled into a waiting van while her children looked on in horror. Although accused of many things, Jean McConville’s only ‘crime’ was to be a Protestant who had married a Catholic in a bitter sectarian society. Her fifteen-year-old daughter, Helen, was left to take care of her younger siblings and ask in vain what had become of her mother. She received little help in the years that followed and grew tired of defending her mother and waiting for her to come home. When Helen married Séamus McKendry in 1976 he made her a promise to seek out the truth. This promise took them on a journey which lasted almost thirty years and during which they suffered endless threats and abuse from a hostile community which resented Séamus and Helen’s condemnation of the ‘People’s Army.’ In 1994, Hellen and Séamus started the Families of the Disappeared organization to provide help and support to other families in the same situation. Putting their own lives at risk, they spoke to senior members of the IRA and had meetings with Sinn Féin representatives in an effort to secure the truth about Jean and other people who had been ‘disappeared.’ This is their courageous story.

Chatter

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Publisher : Random House Incorporated
ISBN 13 : 1400060346
Total Pages : 322 pages
Book Rating : 4.44/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Chatter by : Patrick Radden Keefe

Download or read book Chatter written by Patrick Radden Keefe and published by Random House Incorporated. This book was released on 2005 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A look inside the secret world of the American intelligence establishment and its link to the global eavesdropping network "Echelon" assesses how much privacy Americans have unwittingly sacrificed in favor of national security.