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The Parthian Shot
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 132,200. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Primary School Teacher Liz Wright has it all; a successful career, a rich husband, a son at University, a daughter at one of Sydney’s most prestigious private schools, a house, a boat, a swimming pool and a good friend living next door. That is until she is caught travelling through customs with two kilos of heroin in her suitcase...
Beijing and Beyond: Eating (and spending) our way through China, with personal reflections on China’s coming-of-age criminal justice system... and of my fellow travelers, 1981
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,380. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
This photograph-rich memoir recounts a three-week trek through China's criminal justice system in 1981, just emerging from the destruction of the Cultural Revolution. You'll visit some seldom-seen institutions, like prisons and reform schools, but also meander through amusing commentary on what it is like to travel with 30 "well-heeled" professionals with an inflated sense of their own importance.
Silent Screams From Prison
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Emotions run rampant in prison. Nothing is ever the same once you go behind the walls and fences. Barbed wire is forever in your memory. "Silent Screams From Prison" is an emotional journey of an inmate and his time behind the wall.
Feeling the Unthinkable, Vol. 2: War and Democracy- War on Democracy
Series: Social Justice. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,430. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Professor Donald Gutierrez's essays and reviews on social justice have been collected in a passionate appeal for sensitivity, change, and most importantly action in confronting government abuses and social inequity. Vol.2 focuses on problematic areas of America's democracy such as militarization, war, prisons, and political rhetoric. It includes the book-title essay "Feeling the Unthinkable."
The Battle Roar of Silence: Foucault and the Carceral System
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 109,960. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013 by FARAXA Publishing (USA). Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Critical theory, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
The Battle Roar of Silence: Foucault and the Carceral System explores the philosophical rationales sustaining morality, law, punishment and the carceral system as part of the globalisation discourse. This is an interdisciplinary study fusing aspects of sociology and psychoanalysis in a philosophical framework to tender a politically-charged critique of contemporary modes of domination and power.
Construction Zone
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 72,440. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This series of short stories focuses on the lives and conflicts of a diverse group of construction workers and travelers. Beginning with the Shrink Lady, the reader meets a lottery addict, a wannabe country singer, a devoted state patrolman, and a teen boy with his faithful dog. While each tale is connected in some way, each can also be read as a separate story.
Viral Vector
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,050. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
With a presidential race in the background, it is the story of a group of billionaires who seek to influence the election, using a new weapon, a viral vector with gene targeting, to eliminate a “White House” target. This new technology seems likely to be the heir apparent of the president’s drone program as the story unfolds, taking multiple twists and turns and keeping readers on edge.
Oklahoma Justice #1: Hominy, Oklahoma
Price: Free! Words: 19,700. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Small town police chief…big trouble. Chief Hilton Cole—Iraq War hero—is a peaceful man, but when a prominent local citizen is brutally murdered, his quiet little community in north eastern Oklahoma becomes a war zone.
Doing Time - Prisons in the 21st Century
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,360. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement
A ground-breaking study of national importance of our criminal justice system by one of Britain’s most intellectual and highly-regarded MPs, a former criminal barrister of note.
Prisons to Presidents
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,590. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
HOW A CONVICTED FELON WHO WAS WRITTEN OFF BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS ROSE TO THE HIGHER ECHELONS OF POWER AND WEALTH AND STEPS ON HOW ANYONE CAN CLIMB THE PYRAMID TO SUCCESS THROUGH SELF ACTUALIZATION.