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.
True War Crimes of the Gestapo: Stories of the Feared German Police Force... The Gestapo were the secret police that Hitler instituted to ferret out spies and other people who did not fall in line with his ideologies; if, for instance, someone was suspected of being of Jewish origin, Hitler would send the Gestapo to round them up, take them into custody, interrogate them - often with violent and painful methods - and then either kill or send them to a concentration camp where they would probably die in any case. When the Second World War came to an end, the Gestapo was found to be responsible for the deaths of millions of people. At the Nuremberg Trials, where most of the WW2 criminals were put on trial and then punished, the Gestapo was declared to be an official criminal organization and many of their leaders were convicted of a number of war crimes. In the end, the German secret police force was an organization that struck terror and fear into the hearts of all civilians. What made them so effective was not just their field skills or their ability to complete their mission, but the fact that they enjoyed what they did and truly believed in the skewered Nazi ideology of racism and Anti-Semitism. We will look at some of the horrific stories of the Gestapo, where they destroyed thousands of innocents and trace the lives of a few individual police offers who are known for their brutality and their cruelty during the war... Here is a preview of what´s inside... World War 2 History: Gestapo Accounts - Revenge Against the Trojan Horse World War 2 History: Jurisdiction, Methods and Effectiveness of The Gestapo World War 2 History: Gestapo Accounts - The Night of the Long Knives World War 2 History: The Individual Officers of The Gestapo World War 2 History: History and Background of the Gestapo World War 2 History: Organization of The Gestapo Much, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nolan Barger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094606/bk_acx0_094606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
FREE TO FACE THE TRUTH Kuklo had spent his entire life in cages, feared and hated as ´´the Titan´s son.´´ Then he met Sharle Inocencio, a young girl who defied her father and brother to care for and educate the abused boy in secret - and plot his escape from the dungeon, and her escape from her betrothal. But the night they´ve dreamed of brings new horrors with it, and Kuklo becomes obsessed with proving that he is not the monster everyone has always assumed him to be. That means meeting a Titan for himself, in person?!
Italian democracy may not be as fragile as many of its observers feared or imagined. It has lasted more than twice as long as the Fascist dictatorship that preceded it. Since the end of the Second World War, Italy´s citizens and their political leaders have had to overcome massive problems of both state and society that their counterparts in more tranquil parts of Europe have not encountered. The particular problem to which this book is devoted is that of political terrorism. This book deals with a large-scale and protracted outbreak of domestic terrorism. It is concerned with terrorist violence in Italy committed by Italians against other Italians, the purpose of which was to influence the course of that country´s political life.
USA Today and International Bestselling authors J.A. Culican and H.M Gooden presents a new epic fantasy adventure full of dragons, magic, and legends. Knowledge could be the one thing that saves them all, or destroys them. Rhin now knows that there are objects hidden throughout the world that will somehow help them save Lynia. She doesn´t know what all of them are, and the Library is playing coy, only revealing parts of the information. It´s as if the Library is testing her. With the Soul Goblet in hand, she now has to locate the Heart Stone, but there are enemies everywhere, including inside the Library itself. The deserts of the Northern Territories provide a whole wealth of new dangers as the clues the Library provided unravel, leading them to dangerous locations where they´re surrounded by people who want to use them or kill them or both. Rhin must find the Heart Stone before the agents of Dag´draath do. Or the world might become the nightmare they´ve always feared. ´´This is the epic fantasy series of the year! A whole new world full of magic, dragons, darkness and unlikely heroes...´´ - USAToday Bestselling Author, Melle Amade ★★★★★
The ingenious alternate history of The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire trilogy presented in a single volume, to delight the mind and the heart. Containing The Bullet-Catcher´s Daughter, Unseemly Science and The Custodian of Marvels, complete with appendices. Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life - as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus. But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course of history will begin to change. And not necessarily for the better… Witnessing the brutal hanging of someone very close to her, Elizabeth resolves to throw the Bullet Catcher´s Handbook into the fire, and forget her past. If only it were that easy! There is a new charitable organisation in town, run by some highly respectable women. But something doesn´t feel right to Elizabeth. Perhaps it is time for her fictional brother to come out of retirement for one last case? Her unstoppable curiosity leads her to a dark world of body-snatching, unseemly experimentation, politics and scandal. Never was it harder for a woman in a man´s world… You´d have to be mad to steal from the feared International Patent Office. But that´s what Elizabeth Barnabus is about to try. A one-time enemy from the circus has persuaded her to attempt a heist that will be the ultimate conjuring trick. Hidden in the vaults of the Patent Court in London lie secrets that could shake the very pillars of the Gas-Lit Empire. All that stands in Elizabeth´s way are the agents of the Patent Office, a Duke´s private army and the mysterious Custodian of Marvels. Collects The Bullet-Catcher´s Daughter, Unseemly Science and The Custodian of Marvels, complete with appendices. File Under: Fantasy
When a violent storm hits Graveyard Falls, it unearths the unimaginable: skeletons of teenage girls, each dressed in white and holding a candle. It´s clear to FBI agent Beth Fields that this is the work of a long-standing killer - but could it be the one she escaped years ago? She has no memory of the man who held her captive and murdered her friend. But even though someone was jailed for the crime, she´s always feared that the real killer is still out there...waiting and watching. Ian Kimball never believed his stepfather was guilty of Beth´s kidnapping or the slaying of two local girls. Now Graveyard Falls´s sheriff, he´s determined to catch the true perpetrator. And when more young women go missing, he realizes he needs Beth´s help. She is nothing like Ian expected, and everything he desires. But if they have any hope of finally ending the killer´s reign of terror, Beth and Ian will need to put everything aside, including their past, their mistrust, and their growing attraction... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008442/bk_brll_008442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jana, a powerful witch, and Tigan, a deceitful mercenary from Sabe´s and Kiera´s past, join forces to summon Samyaza, one of the most powerful of all fallen angels. The witch strikes a bargain with the fallen angel to possess Tigan, making him indestructible in battle. In exchange for granting this gift, Samyaza seeks a sacrifice, someone gifted with seraph abilities so he can free himself of the bonds that hold him captive in hell. It´s a race to save the sacrificial offering and stop Tigan from becoming possessed. Kai and Sabe join Brightstone and Blackhill´s forces to rid the world of the powerful, evil witch and Tigan. Once again, the seraph comes to the warriors´ aid, yet at what cost? The final battle culminates with the transformation of Eloise from a timid queen to a feared warrior, as her husband fights for his life, and freedom from bondage once more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Richard Ehredt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048679/bk_acx0_048679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New England Mafia was a hugely powerful organization that survived by using violence to ruthlessly crush anyone that threatened it, or its lucrative gambling, loansharking, bootlegging, and other enterprises. Psychopathic strongman Joseph ´´The Animal´´ Barboza was one of the most feared mob enforcers of all time, killing as many as 30 people for business and pleasure.From information based on newly declassified documents and the use of underworld sources, Boston Mob spans the gutters and alleyways of East Boston, Providence, and Charlestown to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., and Boston´s Beacon Hill. Its players include governors and mayors, and the Mafia Commission of New York City.From the tragic legacy of the Kennedy family to the Winter Hill-Charlestown feud, the fall of the New England Mafia and the rise of Whitey Bulger, Mark Songini´s Boston Mob is a saga of treachery, murder, greed, and the survival of ruthless men pitted against legal systems and police forces. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012931/bk_tant_012931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.