From the author of Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy ´´Joseph Barboza is the most dangerous individual known.” -FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, 1965 Joe Barboza knew that there were two requirements for getting inducted into the Mafia. You had to be Sicilian. And you had to commit a contract killing. The New Bedford-born mobster was a proud Portuguese, not Sicilian, but his dream to be part of La Cosa Nostra proved so strong that he thought he could create a loophole. If he killed enough men, if he did enough of the Mafia’s dirtiest biddings, then they would have no choice but to make him a Made Man. Barboza’s brutal rise during one of the deadliest mob wars in US history became the stuff of legend, both on the bloodied streets of Boston and in the offices of the FBI and the US Attorney General. He took sick joy in his crimes, and it became increasingly difficult for the mob to keep the Animal on his leash. But soon the hunter became the hunted. Betrayed by the mob and now on the run, Boston’s most notorious contract killer forged a Faustian bargain with two unscrupulous FBI agents - a pact that would transform the US criminal justice system. From false testimony and manipulated evidence that sent mob leaders to death row, to the creation of the Witness Protection Program so the feds could protect their prized, cold-blooded witness, this was the horrific, dramatic first act in a story of murder and FBI corruption still being played out today in the news and the courtroom with the capture and trial of Whitey Bulger. Barboza’s legacy, buried for years thanks to the murders or deaths of its participants, is finally coming to light and being told in its unvarnished brutality by one of America’s most respected true crime writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Goad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050255/bk_adbl_050255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Among members of the outlaw motorcycle clubs, Caesar Campbell is a legend. Former sergeant-at-arms and chief enforcer for the Comancheros, Caesar became the founding member and sergeant-at-arms of the Australian chapter of the Bandidos. He epitomised bikie culture - unbeatable in a fight, brutal in the extreme, fearing no one and nothing, and loyal until death. This is Caesar´s story, from his recruitment into the Comancheros, to the savage split within the club that led to the foundation of the Bandidos and the bloody massacre at Milperra that resulted from it. Enforcer is a unique and captivating true-crime story that will shock you with its raw violence, its brutality and its insights into an outlaw world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001491/bk_boli_001491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mickey Spillane´s larger-than-life lawman Caleb York is back - in the latest tough-as-nails Western novel from New York Times best-selling author Max Allan Collins. This time Caleb may be outnumbered...but not outgunned. The Santa Fe Railroad wants to build a spur through Trinidad, New Mexico, linking the town to the cattle trade. Only one man stands against it - rancher George Cullen. At the request of the town council, Sheriff Caleb York rides out to the Bar-O to reason with his old friend. Even Cullen´s daughter Willa, Caleb´s former flame, is for the railroad. But the stubborn blind rancher won´t budge. Cullen´s former partner, Burt O´Malley, has recently returned from a 20-year stint in the pen for manslaughter. And hired gun Alver Hollis, the much-feared Preacherman, has also shown up with two cronies, claiming they´re in town for the biggest poker game in the territory. With murder in the wind, the whole town´s in danger. Who will be the next target? To bring a killer to justice, and protect the woman he loves, Caleb York must strap down his Colt .44, enter the big game, and bet his life on the turn of a card...and the speed of his draw. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey M. M. Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/011883/bk_reco_011883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades and brought it to its knees. Empire of the Blue Water is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a 20-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean in the service of the British became legendary. His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and queens, and his victories helped shape the destiny of the New World. Morgan gathered disaffected European sailors and soldiers, hard-bitten adventurers, runaway slaves, and vicious cutthroats, and turned them into the most feared army in the Western Hemisphere. Awash with bloody battles, political intrigues, and a cast of characters more compelling, bizarre, and memorable than any found in a Hollywood swashbuckler, Empire of Blue Waters brilliantly recreates the passions and the violence of the age of exploration and empire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Mayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001159/bk_rand_001159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades and brought it to its knees. Empire of the Blue Water is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a 20-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean in the service of the British became legendary. His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and queens, and his victories helped shape the destiny of the New World. Morgan gathered disaffected European sailors and soldiers, hard-bitten adventurers, runaway slaves, and vicious cutthroats, and turned them into the most feared army in the Western Hemisphere. Awash with bloody battles, political intrigues, and a cast of characters more compelling, bizarre, and memorable than any found in a Hollywood swashbuckler, Empire of Blue Waters brilliantly recreates the passions and the violence of the age of exploration and empire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Mayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000894/bk_bkot_000894_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reporters for the New York Daily News and experts on orgainized crime, Capeci and Mustain trace the rise and bloody fall of Roy DeMeo, one of the most feared and brutal men of organized crime in the U.S. They tell of cold-blooded murders for profit and pleasure. Photos. ´´The inside story of a single Brooklyn gang that killed more Americans than the Iraqi army.´´-Mike McAlary, columnist, New York Post They were the DeMeo gang-the most deadly hit men in organized crime. Their Mafia higher-ups came to know, use, and ultimately fear them as the Murder Machine. They killed for profit and for pleasure, following cold-blooded plans and wild whims, from the mean streets of New York to the Florida Gold Coast, and from coast to coast. Now complete with personal revelations of one of the key players, this is the savage story that leaves no corpse unturned in its terrifying telling. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS
Read by Steven Pacey, and featuring Joe Abercrombie narrating ´Freedom´. This audio edition also includes an interview with Steven and Joe. The Union army may be full of bastards, but there´s only one who thinks he can save the day singlehanded when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp. And after years of bloodshed, the idealistic chieftain, Bethod, is desperate to bring peace to the North. There´s only one obstacle left - his own lunatic champion, the most feared man in the North: the Bloody-Nine.... Sharp Ends combines previously published award-winning tales with exclusive new short stories. Violence explodes, treachery abounds and the words are as deadly as the weapons in this rogue´s gallery of sideshows, backstories and sharp endings from the world of the First Law. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Pacey, Joe Abercrombie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000950/bk_orio_000950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mysterious terrorist group is killing other terrorists, IRA thugs, and CIA and KGB agents, all in a bid to break the fragile peace process. Sean Dillon is the only man who can find them - if he can live long enough. No one is more feared than January 30, the mysterious terrorist group currently holding bloody reign over the world. Their targets are random, their methods deadly. With the carnage mounting and a US senator due to fly in to broker urgent peace talks, the Prime Minister authorises a special investigation to hunt down the terrorists with extreme prejudice. Former enemies, now uneasy allies, Brigadier Charles Ferguson and Sean Dillon, once the most feared enforcer in the IRA, are enlisted to lead the desperate hunt. Then the senator is targeted for death. Ferguson and Dillon need to move fast, putting their trust in each other and their lives on the line in order to seek out and destroy January 30 - before they can kill again, before they start a war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002502/bk_hcuk_002502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.