What do a doctor in Bangladesh, the senior aid to one of the most powerful senators in the United States, and the driver of a tow truck in Chicago have in common? This un-human force of the cosmos was their predator. A being so powerful that it can turn its victims into a pile of smoking cinders. A true force of evil. What happens to these three will affect our expanding cosmos. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stan Hustad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087430/bk_acx0_087430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Helicopters thwopped low over the city, filming blocks of burning cars and buildings, mobs breaking into storefronts, and the vicious beating of truck driver Reginald Denny. For a week in April 1992, Los Angeles transformed into a cityscape of rage, purportedly due to the exoneration of four policemen who had beaten Rodney King. It should be no surprise that such intense anger erupted from something deeper than a single incident. In The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins, Brenda Stevenson tells the dramatic story of an earlier trial, a turning point on the road to the 1992 riot. On March 16, 1991, 15-year-old Latasha Harlins, an African American who lived locally, entered the Empire Liquor Market at 9172 South Figueroa Street in South Central Los Angeles. Behind the counter was a Korean woman named Soon Ja Du. Latasha walked to the refrigerator cases in the back, took a bottle of orange juice, put it in her backpack, and approached the cash register with two dollar bills in her hand-the price of the juice. Moments later she was face-down on the floor with a bullet hole in the back of her head, shot dead by Du. Joyce Karlin, a Jewish Superior Court judge appointed by Republican Governor Pete Wilson, presided over the resulting manslaughter trial. A jury convicted Du, but Karlin sentenced her only to probation, community service, and a $500 fine. The author meticulously reconstructs these events and their aftermath, showing how they set the stage for the explosion in 1992. An accomplished historian at UCLA, Stevenson explores the lives of each of these three women-Harlins, Du, and Karlin - and their very different worlds in rich detail. Through the three women, she not only reveals the human reality and social repercussions of this triangular collision, she also provides a deep history of immigration, ethnicity, and gender in modern America. Massively researched, deftly written, The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins will reshape our u 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Renee Pitts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017018/bk_adbl_017018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The book that was banned by the Oregon Department of Corrections. From Mike Arnold, criminal defense attorney/author. More often than not, a defense attorney´s clients are guilty. Gerald Strebendt certainly looked guilty of the January 2014 road rage murder. Marine sniper. Blackwater operative. MMA fighter with a 9-7 win-loss record, including an appearance in UFC 44. Strebendt was a trained killer, in other words, and one who just happened to be known for his hothead tendencies. It didn´t help that his truck was a rolling armory that dark night on a rural road in Springfield, Oregon, or that the weapon he used to shoot the other unarmed driver wasn´t anybody´s idea of ´´the right gun´´ to be carrying around town. It was an AR-15-type rifle, a long, black semiautomatic that the world loves to label a ´´military assault rifle´´. Yes, Gerald Strebendt sure looked guilty to me. But he told me he was innocent. He said the other guy rammed Gerald´s truck, got out of the car, and began yelling menacingly. That´s when Strebendt grabbed his rifle and began retreating with it, repeatedly telling the other driver to stay back. But the guy kept coming. And that´s when a single shot rang out and only Strebendt was left standing. So, was it road rage? Self-defense? Some combination of the two? I´m Mike Arnold, attorney for the defense, and this book isn´t just the story of this shooting, or of Gerald Strebendt´s guilt or innocence. It´s also my story. Because, for the first time, I saw myself in one of my clients. And I realized that, in this case, neither one of us was likely to get a fair shake from the judicial system. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Spencer Cannon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091327/bk_acx0_091327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Groups sound is a rough hewn mix of bluegrass, country and rockabilly. Bound thematically by stories of murder & regret, their songs might best be described as ´western noir´. The songs revolve around stories of truck drivers, bums, gas station robbers, broke down cadillacs, frontier justice and flawed lovers. Rustic Records release 2000.
Joe Dillard is a two-million-copy best-selling series. A Supreme Court justice is found cut into pieces in the back of a pickup truck. Three other judges have already gone missing. In the eighth installment of Scott Pratt´s best-selling Joe Dillard Series, Dillard is hired to represent the man driving the pickup. As Dillard delves into the case, he comes to believe his client is not guilty. But who is? Who has been kidnapping and killing judges all over the state of Tennessee? The search for that answer leads Dillard and his friend, Sheriff Leon Bates, down a path so dark and so dangerous to a villain so evil, it will change both Joe and Leon forever - if they manage to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065187/bk_acx0_065187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Endlich: Die Heiss ersehnte Trilogie- Schnallen Sie sich an! Diese turbulente Kinoserie machte ihren Hauptdarsteller Burt Reynolds zum Superstar. Trucker Bandit ist ein Rauhbein mit Herz und Schnauze, das sich immer wieder zu den waghalsigsten Wettfahrten überreden lässt. Egal ob es darum geht 400 Kisten Bier im Rekordtempo quer durch Amerika zu schmuggeln, oder mit einer trächtigen Elefantenkuh zum Parteitag der Republikaner zu rasen- stets ist der smarte Bandit dabei und liefert sich mit seinem Erzgegner Texas Sherrif Budford T. Justice die irrwitzigsten Verfolgungsjagden.
Hammurabi Road is a dark redneck-noir novella of retribution, backwoods justice, and getting closer to a black bear than was ever dreamed possible. We start off with the eternal triangle - four men ride out in a pick-up truck; three in front and one duct-taped and bound in the back. It is a clear-cut case of Northern Ontario railroad vengeance, served up as cold as a frozen hunting knife. Fans of the movie and television series Fargo are going to love Hammurabi Road. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Thaler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098315/bk_acx0_098315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Für eine Belohnung von 80.000 Dollar übernimmt Bandit (Burt Reynolds) gemeinsam mit seinem Freund Cledus den Auftrag, innerhalb von 28 Stunden 400 Kisten Bier illegal von Texas nach Atlanta zu schaffen. Damit der von Cledus gesteuerte Truck freie Fahrt hat, versucht Bandit mit seinem schwarzen Trans Am die Aufmerksamkeit der Polizei auf sich zu ziehen. Brenzlig wird es jedoch erst, als Bandit die Anhalterin Carrie mitnimmt: Carrie hat gerade die Hochzeit mit dem Sohn von Sheriff Buford T. Justice platzen lassen, was der Schwiegervater in spe gar nicht lustig findet.