Jane Frey inherits a Gothic mansion filled with unexpected treasures: original paintings by 18th-century visionary William Blake, secret rooms, and an ancient underground cavern. A prophecy claims it hides an important artifact - the key to an energy grid laid down by the Founding Fathers themselves. Whoever controls this grid controls the very centers of world power. Except Jane has no idea what they're looking for.
Many Americans have condemned the "enhanced interrogation" techniques used in the War on Terror as a transgression of human rights. But the United States has done almost nothing to prosecute past abuses or prevent future violations. Tracing this knotty contradiction from the 1950s to the present, historian Alfred W. McCoy probes the political and cultural dynamics that have made impunity for torture a bipartisan policy of the U.S. government.
When two local gangbangers are found dead, who really cares? This "who cares" case quickly turns into a high-profile hunt for a serial vigilante killer. The body count and pressure rise in Fort Worth, Texas, as local community leaders and media pundits stir up political discourse and racial tensions mount. Police Detective Jake "Cowboy" Hunter has been out of the field for six months struggling to overcome the on-duty shooting death of his longtime partner. His boss has an easy case for him to "get back in the saddle" while breaking in a new detective.
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Stolen Innocence is the second of the Jake Hunter series of mystery suspense novels. Finding the body of a beautiful young teenage girl launches Fort Worth Police Detective Jake Hunter and his partner, Billy Sanders, into an investigation that pulls them into a world of human trafficking where power brokers buy and sell human beings like cattle.
Fort Worth Police Detective Jake "Cowboy" Hunter finds himself looking down the barrel of a gun after chasing a suspect through a dark alley. His split second reaction saves his life, ends another, and launches his team on a fast-paced search for the truth. What seems to be an open-and-shut case of homicide turns into a complicated series of murders and drug overdoses intertwined in the world of narcotics distribution, forcing Hunter and his team to suspect both the good guys and the bad guys.
During World War II, the United States maintained two secret interrogation camps in violation of the Geneva Convention - one just south of Washington, D.C., and the other near San Francisco. German POWs who passed through these camps briefed their fellow prisoners, warning them of turncoats who were helping the enemy - the United States - pry secrets from them. One of these turncoats, Werner Drechsler, was betrayed and murdered by those he spied on.