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  • THE MIDNIGHT HOUSE. by Berenson, Alex.
    Berenson, Alex.
    THE MIDNIGHT HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring CIA agent John Wells - "Early one morning, a former CIA agent is shot to death in the street. That night, an army vet is gunned down in his doorway. The two victims were part of an eleven-member interrogation team that operated out of a secret base in Poland called the Midnight House." SIGNED by the author on a blank preliminary page. 385 pp. ISBN: 978-0399156205.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76847
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  • THE DEW BREAKER. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE DEW BREAKER.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (2005) dj. A novel which explores the life of a man who buried his past - as a torturer (a dew breaker) for the repressive regime in Haiti -beneath his new life in Brooklyn, NY. 242 pp.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 75967
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  • Durcan, Liam.
    GARCIA'S HEART.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Thomas Dunne Books / St Martin's, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Canadian author's first novel (second book) - "Neurologist Patrick Lazerenko travels to The Hague to witness the war crimes trial of his mentor, Hernan Garca, a Honduran doctor accused of involvement in torture. Discovered in Montreal years later, Garca has been extradited to the famous criminal court.. . As Garcas crimes are revealed, Patrick wrestles with what truth there may be behind the accusations, haunted as he is by his own youthful memories of the man and his family." 296 pp. ISBN: 978-0312367084.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (toning to textblock)

    Book ID: 89356
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  • INSIDE OUT. by Eisler, Barry.
    Eisler, Barry.
    INSIDE OUT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ballantine, (2010.). SIGNED first edition - Thriller featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven who is told to find and eliminate a rogue operator who has stolen 92 torture tapes from the CIA. An inside look at the allegations of cover-up in the news by this former CIA operative. Includes sources, and bibliography. SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Promotional bookmark laid in.

    Book ID: 53316
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  • INSIDE OUT. by Eisler, Barry.
    Eisler, Barry.
    INSIDE OUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven who is told to find and eliminate a rogue operator who has stolen 92 torture tapes from the CIA. An inside look at the allegations of cover-up in the news by this former CIA operative. Includes sources, and bibliography. SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 978-0345505101.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62338
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  • INSIDE OUT. by Eisler, Barry.
    Eisler, Barry.
    INSIDE OUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven who is told to find and eliminate a rogue operator who has stolen 92 torture tapes from the CIA. An inside look at the allegations of cover-up in the news by this former CIA operative. Includes sources, and bibliography. INSCRIBED on the title page "All the best ---- and thanks for enjoying these books" and dated in the year of publication. 341 pp. ISBN: 978-0345505101.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63100
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  • THE GOOD PHYSICIAN. by Harrington, Kent.
    Harrington, Kent.
    THE GOOD PHYSICIAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An idealistic young doctor finds himself occupying a comfortable niche in Mexico City until two CIA veterans learn of a possible terrorist plot - "All the moral incongruities and conundrums that complicate the war on terror are on almost palpable display in this searing thriller. . . When CIA veterans Alex Law and Butch Nickels get wind of a possible terrorist bombing plot, they use any means to extract information that might prevent it. Reeves, pressed to keep alive suspects who are being tortured, faces both a moral dilemma and personal danger. This taut, thought-provoking novel offers no easy answers." (Publishers Weekly) SIGNED on the title page. Includes an appreciation by Michael Connelly. 269 pp. ISBN: 978-0939767601.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77939
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  • THE BASEMENT: Meditations on a Human Sacrifice. by Millett, Kate.
    Millett, Kate.
    THE BASEMENT: Meditations on a Human Sacrifice.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - More than just an account of the horrifying, prolonged torture and murder of 16 year old Sylvia Likens in Indianapolis in 1965, this is an attempt to understand how this could happen, and how so many people could be complicit in it. 342 pp plus an appendix with black and white photographs. ISBN: 0-671-247638.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61497
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  • THE BASEMENT: Meditations on a Human Sacrifice. by Millett, Kate.
    Millett, Kate.
    THE BASEMENT: Meditations on a Human Sacrifice.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979) dj. Hardcover - More than just an account of the horrifying, prolonged torture and murder of 16 year old Sylvia Likens in Indianapolis in 1965, this is an attempt to understand how this could happen, and how so many people could be complicit in it. 342 pp plus an appendix with black and white photographs. ISBN: 0-671-247638.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription)

    Book ID: 86787
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  • REQUIEM FOR A WOMAN'S SOUL.. by Rivabella, Omar
    Rivabella, Omar
    REQUIEM FOR A WOMAN'S SOUL..

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief but powerful novel depicting the brutality of political torture by this Argentinian journalist. Although presented as fiction, it is based on interviews with many women who were, like the protagonist, arrested, never charged, but tortured. Translated by Paul Riviera and the author. 116 pp. ISBN: 0-394-549171.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57937
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  • FROM CHINESE EXCLUSION TO GUANTNAMO BAY: Plenary Power and the Prerogative State. by Saito, Natsu Taylor.
    Saito, Natsu Taylor.
    FROM CHINESE EXCLUSION TO GUANTNAMO BAY: Plenary Power and the Prerogative State.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boulder: University Press of Colorado, (2006). First edition - "Continuous expansion of executive power is igniting national debate: Is the administration authorized to detain people without charges or access to counsel, due process, or a fair trial? Is torture acceptable as long as it doesn't happen on U.S. soil? In a new study of the use of plenary power - the doctrine under which U.S. courts have allowed the exercise of U.S. jurisdiction without concomitant constitutional protection - Natsu Taylor Saito puts contemporary policies in historical perspective, illustrating how such extensions of power have been upheld by courts from the 1880s to the present.. .Saito explains how the rights of individuals and groups deemed Other by virtue of race…

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    Boulder: University Press of Colorado, (2006). First edition - "Continuous expansion of executive power is igniting national debate: Is the administration authorized to detain people without charges or access to counsel, due process, or a fair trial? Is torture acceptable as long as it doesn't happen on U.S. soil? In a new study of the use of plenary power - the doctrine under which U.S. courts have allowed the exercise of U.S. jurisdiction without concomitant constitutional protection - Natsu Taylor Saito puts contemporary policies in historical perspective, illustrating how such extensions of power have been upheld by courts from the 1880s to the present.. .Saito explains how the rights of individuals and groups deemed Other by virtue of race or national origin have been violated under both the Constitution and international law." Extensive notes. 390 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 89116
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  • THE INQUISITOR. by Smith, Mark Allen.
    Smith, Mark Allen.
    THE INQUISITOR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2012.). First edition - The author's first novel: "A spectacularly original thriller about a professional torturer who has a strict code, a mysterious past, and a dangerous conviction that he can save the life of an innocent child." A surprisingly uncommon advance issue. 324 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in rather plain printed black wrappers.

    Book ID: 56370
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  • Timerman, Jacobo.
    PRISONER WITHOUT A NAME, CELL WITHOUT A NUMBER.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. dj. Hardcover - An account of his imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Argentinian goverment as a dissenter and as a Jew. Translated from the Spanish by Toby Talbot. 164 pages. ISBN: 0-394-514483.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (remainder mark, closed tear to dj.)

    Book ID: 23673
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  • Timerman, Jacobo.
    PRISONER WITHOUT A NAME, CELL WITHOUT A NUMBER.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. dj. Hardcover - An account of his imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Argentinian goverment as a dissenter and as a Jew. Translated from the Spanish by Toby Talbot. 164 pages. ISBN: 0-394-514483.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 29369
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