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Surviving the Long Night,  An Autobiographical Account of a Political  Kidnapping
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Surviving the Long Night, An Autobiographical Account of a Political Kidnapping

By Sir Geoffrey Jackson

New York: The Vanguard Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. 0814907563 . HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Blue cloth hardcover is clean with slight wear/bumping at corners. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. Light age tanning to pages and inside covers. Dustjacket has light edgewear, a few tiny edge tears, age tanning and light soiling, crease rear flap, not price clipped. . In 1971 the author, then British Ambassador to Uraguay, was kidnapped whilst riding in an Embassy car. He was pistol whipped, handcuffed, drugged and taken to a Tupamaro hideout to be confined in a wire cage. Sir Geoffrey relates the incredible events he endured and the psychology of the hooded men and women who held him captive for 244 days.... (505,0315) ; 8vo; 226 pages .

$13.95

Born to Be Wild

By Bowe, Barry

Warner Books. Fair. 1994. First Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0446364347 . Paperback is ex-library, with usual ex-lib type of markings. Interior in fairly good condition, cover in fair to poor condition. Cover has library markings, fairly heavy wear overall, numerous creases etc. Pages are all intact, and clean other than a few ink markings, a few tiny spots and a few small edge tears. Light age tanning to interior. B/w photos. Reading or study copy. Recounts the criminal career of Bobby Nauss, a member of an infamous Pennsylvania motorcycle gang who was convicted of trafficking in drugs, killing a woman, and raping another, and who escaped from a maximum security prison. (145not,713) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 280 pages .

$19.50

Assassination & Terrorism

By Rapoport, David C.

Toronto: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Very Good. 1971. First Edition. Softcover. 0887940684 . Pages are clean and intact, light age tanning to page edges and covers, light soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has light scuffing, light soiling and a few small creases. 88 pages. Contents: Definitions and Justifications; Political and tactical influences on assassination; Assassination and usurpation; Assassinations organized by Governments and the terrorist mentality; Terror and revolutionary insurrection: the first two waves; The Tactics of the contemporary revolutionary terrorist; Generations in America; Appendix: Nachaeyeff's "Revolutionary Catechism". (150os-7-13) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$13.50

The Bandido Massacre,  A True Story of Bikers, Brotherhood and Betrayal
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The Bandido Massacre, A True Story of Bikers, Brotherhood and Betrayal

By Peter Edwards

Toronto: Harper Collins. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. 9781554680443 . HC/DJ - fine. Excellent condition, looks like new, clean with no markings, slight edge crinkling on jacket. B/w photos; On the morning of April 8, 2006, residents of the hamlet of Shedden, Ontario, woke up to the news that the bloodied bodies of eight bikers from the Bandidos gang had been found dead on a local farm. The massacre made headlines around the world, and the shocking news brought a grim light to an otherwise quiet corner of the province. Six Bandidos would eventually be convicted of the first-degree murder of their biker brothers. Like other outlaw bikers, Bandidos portray themselves as motorcycle enthusiasts who are systematically misunderstood and abused by the police, as well as feared by the public. We now know the Bandidos were anything but simple motorcycle enthusiasts. However, unlike such biker gangs as the Hell's Angels, who run sophisticated operations, the Bandidos were highly disorganized, prone to petty infighting and even engaged in sabotaging fellow members. This is the story of how the Bandidos self-destructed over one dark night. As gripping as any crime novel, The Bandido Massacre takes us inside a crumbling brotherhood bent on betrayal and self-obliteration. (700) .

$37.50

Nasty Business - One Biker Gang's Bloody War Against the Hell's Angels

By Paradis, Peter

Banff, AB: Harpercollins. Very Good. 2003. First Edition; First Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0006391583 . Pages clean and unmarked, two pages near rear have a tiny edge tear. Bookstore stamp inside front cover. Cover has light wear to edges/corners and creasing on spine. B/w photos; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 313 pages; "Now he's somewhere in Canada with a new identity, possibly studying to be a plumber or carpenter. But for years his trade was drugs, violence, and revenge. Peter Paradis, a former male stripper and cocaine addict, rose to become a boss in the Rock Machine biker gang, only to later turn police informant. In Nasty Business, Paradis exorcises his personal demons as he recounts his life as an outlaw biker fighting a bloody street battle that captivated a city and country. The 1990s biker war on the streets of Montreal pit the established Hells Angels against upstarts the Rock Machine in a battle for the drug trade. Bombs blew up buildings and cars, while bullets cut down members from both gangs as well as unlucky civilians. After being shot by a Hells hit squad, Paradis "dreamed of having a Hells killed, and then seeing 30 or 40 of his fellow bikers at a wake in one of their clubhouses. We'd set up bazookas nearby and just blast the building into little pieces." His anger quickly turns to fatigue as the police close in and the Hells begin winning the war, spurring a penniless and ostracized Paradis to turn informant. Nasty Business provides a humbled look at the oft-glorified world of biker gangs, while exposing its reality of crime and terror. " (170noto) .

$21.50

Legends, Liars, and Lawbreakers -  Incredible Tales from the Pacific  Northwest
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Legends, Liars, and Lawbreakers - Incredible Tales from the Pacific Northwest

By Green, Valerie

Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd.. Very Good. 2004. First Edition. Softcover. 1551537710 . Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light wear to edges/corners and a few light creases. ; Amazing Stories; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pages; Legends, Liars, and Lawbreakers - Incredible Tales from the Pacific Northwest ""I hate Sin. You know that. But I love Sinners." " -Reverend Dr. Mark Matthews This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history crime Throughout history some people have pushed the limit of what is acceptable to society. Those featured in this book lived in an era when smuggling was rife, liquor was plentiful, and murder was rampant. Many become legends in their own lifetimes and, although often feared and loathed, are remembered as colorful characters who were products of the times in which they lived. (155osl) .

$2.95

HISTORY OF BRITISH SERIAL KILLING How Britain's Most Famous Serial Killers  Were Identified, Caught and Convicted
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HISTORY OF BRITISH SERIAL KILLING How Britain's Most Famous Serial Killers Were Identified, Caught and Convicted

By Martin Fido

U. K.: Carlton Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. 0756763258 . Carlton Books, U. K. 2001 edition. Ex-library book, but still in good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Interior pages are clean and tight, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover has some scuffing and light wear to edges/corners. How Britain's most famous serial killers were identified, caught and convicted. [640] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages .

$13.50

JAILBIRDS AND STOOL PIGEONS  Crime Stories of the West
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JAILBIRDS AND STOOL PIGEONS Crime Stories of the West

By Davis, Norman

Hancock House Pub Ltd. Very Good. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0888394314 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight, slight wrinkling to a few pages. Laminate has a little wear at corners. B/w illustrations. Contents: The Life and Times of the McCarty Gang; Deja Vu at Echo Cliffs; Breaking the Convict Code; the Canadian Connection and Puzzle of the Purcell Mountains. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages; (*lower shipping avail to most locations) [201-osl] .

$8.00

THE ORDERLY, DISORDERLY HOUSE

By Erwin, Carol with Miller, Floyd

Popular Library. Very Good. 1969. First Edition. Softcover. Pages are clean and unmarked, age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has tanning, light edge & corner wear and creasing to spine. "Straight from the hip, the story of the most prosperous madam in the west - and how she got that way! Here are all the customs, customers and chums - among them 'Legs' Diamond and 'Pretty Boy' Floyd - of a fun-loving, successful and respectable madam..." (*shipping will be reduced after checkout to all locations) [121-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$6.05

MARCHING POWDER The True Story of an English Drug-Smuggler ....

By Young, Rusty

Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd. Very Good. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 028307373x . Pages clean and intact, with no markings, b/w photos. Cover has light edge/corner wear, creasing to spine and a couple small spots outer edge of pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; "Marching Powder is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is to sleep outside and die of exposure) , prisoners' wives and children often live inside too, high quality cocaine is manufactured and sold from the prison, and all the police from the governor downwards can be bribed. Under the surface is a frightening level of violence-Thomas's life was often in danger and one of his friends was murdered by the police when he threatened to expose the corruption in the prison. Thomas ended up making a living by giving backpackers tours of the prison-he became a fixture on the backpacking circuit and was named in the Lonely Planet's guide to Bolivia. When he was told that for a bribe of $5,000 his sentence could be overturned, it was the many backpackers who'd passed through who sent him the money. Sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, Marching Powder is an always riveting story of survival. Thomas McFadden is now a free man, teaching English in Colombia. " [462-noto] .

$11.50

SMUGGLER'S BLUES  The Saga of a Marijuana Importer
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SMUGGLER'S BLUES The Saga of a Marijuana Importer

By Brown, Jay Carter

Ecw Press. Near Fine. 2007. First Edition. Softcover. 1550227831 . Excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Cover has a light scuffing & very light wear to corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; Mobsters, murder, betrayal, and revenge are the raw components of this candid look into the day–to–day life of a modern–day marijuana smuggler. Told from the viewpoint of an impressionable young entrepreneur named Jay Carter Brown, the book quickly draws the reader into the gritty underbelly of the international drug trade. The story begins with minor–league smuggling scams between Canada and the Caribbean that soon escalate to multi–ton shipments of grass and hash from the Caribbean and the Middle East. All goes well for a time, but as the stakes grow higher, the inevitable setbacks occur. When Jay teams up with a crusty old bank robber named Irving, he also inherits a host of other felons who come out of jail to visit his new partner, ex–cons such as: Randy the hit man who liked to practise his fast draw in front of a mirror; Simon, the drug–running pilot; and Chico Perry, who smoked reefer in his pipe while robbing banks and shooting it out with the cops. Drug–runners, police, jealous friends, and rival gangs all contribute to this extraordinary story told by a young man who became involved at the highest levels of the drug trade, and lived to tell about it. Smuggler’s Blues is a rare opportunity to experience life in another world — a world where survival relies on brains, brawn, and a generous measure of good luck. [447-noto] .

$12.95

THE BODY HUNTERS  Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients
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THE BODY HUNTERS Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients

By Shah, Sonia; Le Carre, John

New Press. Near Fine. 2006. First Edition. Softcover. 9781595582140 . Very nice, clean, tight condition, no markings. Slight wear to cover, price sticker on rear. "An eye-opening look at Big Pharma's unethical and exploitative drug trials in the global south—the true story behind The Constant Gardener. Hailed by John le Carré as "an act of courage on the part of its author" and singled out for praise by the leading medical journals in the United States and the United Kingdom, The Body Hunters uncovers the real-life story behind le Carré's acclaimed novel The Constant Gardener and the recent feature film based on it...." [296-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages .

$6.00

HUGH HAMBLETON, SPY: THIRTY YEARS WITH THE KGB
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HUGH HAMBLETON, SPY: THIRTY YEARS WITH THE KGB

By Heaps, Leo

Methuen & Company. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. 0458969702 . Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing, tiny peels where sticker was removed and light edge wear & tiny edge tears. "Working from court transcripts, interviews with key players and long discussions with Hambleton himself, the author provides fascinating details on how the Soviets recruited the quiet professor, how a Canadian government agency bankrolled the subversion of the Western Hemisphere and how the intricate weave of a double life finally became unravelled...." [400-noto]; 8vo .

$11.95

OUR MAN IN DAMASCUS: ELIE COHN

By Ben-Hanan, Eli

Tel Aviv: Steimatzky Press. Good+. 1969. Softcover. Undated, approx. 1969. Internal pages clean & tight other than insription on title page. Jacket has scuffing, fading to spine and light edgewear, one small peeled area on front. The thrilling, shocking, true story of Israel's most daring spy. Elie Cohn was hung from a hook in Martyr's Square, Damascus. The execution was carried live by the Syrian television network, while, in Israel, a pale woman watched every scene - Nadia Cohn, the wife of Israel's greatest spy.....Now the true story of Elie Cohn's amazing feats can be told.." (120-osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$21.95

SNOWBLIND A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade
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SNOWBLIND A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade

By Sabbag, Robert

Avon Books. Very Good. 1978. Softcover. 0380018683 . Clean, tight condition. Reprint. Internal pages tight & unmarked, age tanning to page edges & inside cover. Jacket has light edge & corner wear, light scuffing. "An all-out, non-stop mind-jolting journey through the dazzling, high-altitude world of an international cocaine smuggler. " [199-notosl]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$3.00

Outlaws of the Canadian West
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Outlaws of the Canadian West

By M. A. MacPherson

Edmonton: Lone Pine Publishing. Very Good. 1999. First Edition; Second Printing. Softcover. 1551051664 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition, usual ex-lib type of markings. Cover has light edge/corner wear, minor corner curling. Pages are clean and intact, slight soiling outer edge of pages. B/w illus. "In the old West, these early robbers, murderers and bandits, and the lawmen who relentlessly pursued them, faced completely different challenges than their modern counterparts....nevertheless the Mouties and the strong arm of the law had a pretty long and determined reach, as these stories show.." [288-os? ]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$6.50

WARLORDS OF CRIME Chinese Secret Societies: the New Mafia

By Posner, Gerald L.

Penguin Books. Fair. 1988. Softcover. 0140123407 . Pages are clean however the first section of book has a stain (watermark? ) & light wrinkling which affects upper corner of first section of pages. Pages are otherwise unmarked. Cover has moderately heavy edge/corner wear, creasing & one edge tear to front. [235os]; 8vo .

$2.95

ANATOMY OF A NIGHTMARE The Failure of Society in Dealing with Child Sexual Abuse

By Kendrick, Martyn

Macmillan. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0771595492 . Excellent condition, a little scuffing to jacket, clean, no markings. Martyn Kendrick, who covered the unprecedented 2-year long Hamilton child-custody trial, takes an in-depth look at one of the most troubling phenomena of contemporary life: child sexual abuse. ; 8vo; From a Reviewer: "Starting wth a series of prescedent setting satanic sexual abuse trials Kendrick takes readers through a mindbending journey into the psyche of western consciousness at the end of the decade. He writes in an engaging, humane way about a subject which is frequently illuminated but rarely revealed in its wider dimensions. A must read.." (400) .

$10.50

GENTLEMAN GERALD The Crimes & Times of Gerald Chapman
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GENTLEMAN GERALD The Crimes & Times of Gerald Chapman

By Jeffers, H. Paul

St. Martin's Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. 0312135009 . Ex-library book but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages all intact and clean other than light soiling outer edge of pages and previous owner's name marked out on first endpage. Pages. B/w photos. ; 8vo; 249 pages; From Booklist: Crime biography fans weary of today's expensive-powders-and-Uzis gangsters and their attendant brutalities and gaucheries well may turn to an earlier age when extreme felons were suitably dignified if no less ruthless--to Gerald Chapman, the subject of Jeffers' fine popular life, for instance. Chapman's heyday was the 1920s. (395noto) .

$8.95

SCIENCE VS. CRIME The Evolution of the Crime Lab
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SCIENCE VS. CRIME The Evolution of the Crime Lab

By Block, Eugene B.

Cragmont. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 0896660079 . HC has light wear and a little bumpging to spine ends. Clean & unmarked, other than a very light stain on first page. Jacket has light edgewear a couple small tears, light soiling, not clipped. 8vo (9" tall) , 197 pages. B/w photos. Here are the fascinating stories of pioneer criminalists and the development of their highly specialized techniques. The author traces the history of scientific crime detection from its inception in ancient Egypt to today's highly refined technology. ; 8vo .

$14.50

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