Killing Yourself to Survive: Stories (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, May 15, 2012 - Fiction - 150 pages
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Seven stories of desperation and death from a master of crime fiction

Sterling Associates recruited Satcher in the killing fields of Iraq. A marine who learned the brutalities and frustrations of war in Fallujah, Satcher was ideal for Sterling, a shadowy corporation whose business is to kill for America when the CIA canít. He comes to Guatemala, the deadliest nation in the Americas, to kidnap a Sinaloan cartel member and turn him against his family. There he meets Odilia, an idealistic young lawyer dedicated to raising her country from the mire. Both want to save Guatemala, but Satcherís method means destroying it first.†This new story from the hard-boiled mind of David Corbett is a glimpse into a life most Americans prefer to ignore. Along with the six others in this volume, it provides a glimpse into the darkest corners of the modern world, and a reminder that hope springs even from the bloodiest soil.
  

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Contents

Pretty Little Parasite
The Axiom of Choice
It Can Happen
Bobby The Prop Buys
Killing Yourself to Survive

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About the author (2012)

Before becoming a novelist, David Corbett†(b. 1953)†spent fifteen years as an investigator for the San Francisco private detective agency Palladino & Sutherland, working on several high-profile cases. In 1995, he left to help his wife set up her own law firm, and in 2000 he sold his first novel,†The Devilís Redhead, a thriller about a reformed pot smuggler trying to save his ex-girlfriend from the deadly consequences of her own misguided sympathy.††Corbettís second novel,†Done for a Dime†(2003), begins with the murder of a blues legend and turns into a battle for the soul of a small town. It was a New York Times Notable Book and was nominated for a Macavity Award from Mystery Readers International. Next came Blood of Paradise†(2007), which was nominated for the Edgar and numerous other awards. It was named both a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book and one of the Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers of 2007 by the Washington Post. Corbettís fourth novel, the critically acclaimed†Do They Know Iím Running? (2010), tells of a young Salvadoran-Americanís harrowing journey to El Salvador to retrieve his deported uncle. It received the Spinetingler Award, Best Novel: Rising Star Category. He has also contributed chapters to the two Harry Middleton serial novels.†Corbettís most recent book, a collection of short stories titled†Killing Yourself to Survive†(2012), is offered exclusively through Mysterious Press and Open Road Media.

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