He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer.
Author: J. D. Robb
Publisher: Hachette UK
He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit - always solved moments too late to save his victims' lives. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas finds the first victim butchered in his own home. The second loses his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past - a secret shared by none other than Eve's new husband, Roarke.
Many who oppose the death penalty can still empathise with a family's desire for vengeance; people can support the death penalty in theory but not in the way it is practised. Similarly, O'Sullivan (2003) suggests that Sarat's (1999b) ...
Author: Hannah Thurston
Category: Social Science
This book explores the identity of Texas as a state with a large and severe penal system. It does so by assessing the narratives at work in Texas museums and tourist sites associated with prisons and punishment. In such cultural institutions, complex narratives are presented, which show celebratory stories of Texan toughness in the penal sphere, as well as poignant stories about the witnessing of executions, comical stories that normalize the harsher aspects of Texan punishment, and presentations about prison officers who have lost their lives in the war on crime. In analysing these representations, the book shows that Texan history plays an important role in the production of Texan self-identity, and that to understand the Texan commitment to harsh punishment we must be prepared to focus on Texan myths and memories. Prisons and Punishment in Texas draws on diverse interdisciplinary work, including criminology, cultural studies about Southern values, as well as research on cultural memory and dark tourism. Museums are shown to be under-researched sites of criminological significance, which offer rich evidence through which penal imaginaries and the cultural role of punishment can be explored. The book will be of great interest to criminologists as well as scholars of sociology, cultural studies, museum studies and politics.
... break the branch of the kaļļi plant , and it would turn into a child . Moreover , if anybody beat the seed of the karuvēlam tree , it would turn into a jingling anklet . He requested Pārvatī and Siva to take vengeance and died .
Author: Barbara Schuler
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Scholars of popular Hindu religion in India have always been fascinated by oral texts and rituals, but surprisingly only few attempts have as yet been made to analyse the relationship between rituals and texts systematically. This book contributes to the filling of this gap. Focusing on the dynamics of a local (non-Brahmanical) ritual, its modular organisation and inner logic, the interaction between narrative text and ritual, and the significance of the local versus translocal nature of the text in the ritual context, the study provides a broad range of issues for comparison. It demonstrates that examining texts in their context helps to understand better the complexity of religious traditions and the way in which ritual and text are programmatically employed. The author offers a vivid description of a hitherto unnoticed ritual system, along with the first translation of a text called the Icakkiyamman-Katai (IK). Composed in the Tamil language, the IK represents a substantially longer and embellished form of a core versio which probably goes as far back as the seventh century C.E. Unlike the classical source, this text has been incorporated into a living tradition, and is being constantly refashioned. A range of text versions have been encapsulated in the form of a conspectus, which will shed light on the text's variability or fixity and will add to our knowledge of bardic creativity. Includes a film by the author on DVD.
This is a story of two men from different eras. Snag is a fictional man living in Neanderthal times. Alan is a youth of twelve years who grows up quickly when his parents are killed in a plane crash. Both go on a trail of vengeance when their loved ones are killed. Snag loses his entire clan to a raid by ape men. Alan loses his parents in a plane crash engineered by his uncle, and his love is killed by terrorists in Dubai. Snag kills many ape men and is satisfied that his search for revenge is over. He is happy with another clan, when he is killed by ape men seeking vengeance. The local chief of police vows to assist Alan and provides a local man to help him. Together they assassinate several men that were supposedly involved in Jodie’s murder. They blow up a compound in the country supposedly containing several involved in Jodie’s death. Then they discover they have killed innocent people. Alan declares his war over, but the police chief refuses to return his passport. Ashaie discovers that the chief is responsible for Jodie’s death through a scheme gone wrong. Alan and Ashaie kill the chief and in two planes take all their people out of the country. Alan and Ashaie run the company successfully for several years. Alan meets relatives of Jodie he didn’t know about, a sister named Ellen and a daughter named Samatha. Alan marries Ellen. They adopt Samatha, and they live happily together for several years. Samatha finishes university and moves away to take a job and disappears. Alan is a broken man and dies of a heart attack. Ellen soon follows him. Ashaie operates a smaller version of the company for many years. That was the end of a long vengeance trail.
There are clear commonalities between Death Wish and the Vengeance Variation, but once again we see how the Vigilante Thriller fails to cohere to Western resolutions as Kersey, having been asked, leaves New York, failing to give up his ...
Author: Cary Edwards
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Performing Arts
This is a detailed examination of vigilantism in 1970s American film, from its humble niche beginnings as a response to relaxing censorship laws to its growth into a unique subgenre of its own. Cary Edwards explores the contextual factors leading to this new cycle of films ranging from Joe (1970) and The French Connection (1971) to Dirty Harry (1971) and Taxi Driver (1976), all of which have been challenged by contemporary critics for their gratuitous, copycat-inspiring violence. Yet close analysis of these films reveals a recurring focus on the emerging moral panic of the 1970s, a problematisation of Law and Order's role in contemporary society, and an increasing awareness of the impossibility of American myths of identity.
Easty “came to tell her She had been put to Death wrongfully and was Innocent of Witchcraft, & she Came to Vindicate her Cause & she Cryed Vengeance, Vengeance.” The dead woman's spirit told Herrick that if she brought this information ...
Author: Erik R. Seeman
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In late medieval Catholicism, mourners employed an array of practices to maintain connection with the deceased—most crucially, the belief in purgatory, a middle place between heaven and hell where souls could be helped by the actions of the living. In the early sixteenth century, the Reformation abolished purgatory, as its leaders did not want attention to the dead diminishing people's devotion to God. But while the Reformation was supposed to end communication between the living and dead, it turns out the result was in fact more complicated than historians have realized. In the three centuries after the Reformation, Protestants imagined continuing relationships with the dead, and the desire for these relations came to form an important—and since neglected—aspect of Protestant belief and practice. In Speaking with the Dead in Early America, historian Erik R. Seeman undertakes a 300-year history of Protestant communication with the dead. Seeman chronicles the story of Protestants' relationships with the deceased from Elizabethan England to puritan New England and then on through the American Enlightenment into the middle of the nineteenth century with the explosion of interest in Spiritualism. He brings together a wide range of sources to uncover the beliefs and practices of both ordinary people, especially women, and religious leaders. This prodigious research reveals how sermons, elegies, and epitaphs portrayed the dead as speaking or being spoken to, how ghost stories and Gothic fiction depicted a permeable boundary between this world and the next, and how parlor songs and funeral hymns encouraged singers to imagine communication with the dead. Speaking with the Dead in Early America thus boldly reinterprets Protestantism as a religion in which the dead played a central role.
Death Descends is a prequel to the Temple of Vengeance quadrilogy and also stands alone as an independent novella in the realm of Godforge.
Author: Dave Reed
Publisher: Wistful Tiger Incorporated
The three demon lords of the underworld took my wife and unborn child before their time. This will not stand. Eight thousand years before the rise of the Raven Queen and the second breaking of the world, a simple vintner defies gods and demons alike on his trek into the underworld to reclaim the family that was stolen from him. Armed with nothing but his steadfast love and his skills at growing grapes and making wine, Z'nnek confronts the terrors in the dark beneath the world. Death Descends is a prequel to the Temple of Vengeance quadrilogy and also stands alone as an independent novella in the realm of Godforge. Warning: Death Descends is a dark epic fantasy thriller. It contains material some people might find objectionable or triggering or evil. If you are sensitive to certain kinds of content, this might not be the book for you. Specific details can be found here: https://davereed.me/death-descends/
The vengeance of God is no method , but rather the That mother whom we imagined if the sin is indeed in her ... But whatever suffering is contumely as of penal vengeance - Death inwardly accepted as involved in penitence is part of the ...
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Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: American Library Association
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.