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  • ISBN 0440214017
  • ISBN13 978-0440214014
  • Language English
  • Author Ben Green
  • Publisher Dell (October 3, 1992)
  • Formats lrf lrf azw rtf
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory True Crime
  • Size ePub 1588 kb
  • Size Fb2 1902 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 340

Relates the murder case and trial of a Vietnam veteran who advertised himself as a hit man in Soldier of Fortune magazine and became obsessed with a woman who hired him to murder her brother-in-law. Reprint.

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Black, Robert Vannoy, 1947-, Black, Sandra, 1948-1985. Murder for hire - United States - Case studies. Murderers - United States - Biography.

Ben Green is the highly acclaimed author of Before His Time (the subject of a PBS documentary), The Soldier of Fortune Murders (which sold more than 100,000 copies and was the basis for a CBS miniseries), and Finest Kind. A former Bread Loaf Fellow, Green lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, Tracie, and two daughters, Emily and Eliza. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and is on the faculty of Florida State University.

The Soldier of Fortune Murders. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780440214014 (978-0-440-21401-4) Softcover, Dell, 1992. Find signed collectible books: 'The Soldier of Fortune Murders'. The Soldier of Fortune Murders: ISBN 9780440214014 (978-0-440-21401-4) Softcover, Dell, 1992.

Soldier of Fortune is a 1997 compilation by Eric Burdon. While it features hits such as "Power Company" and "House of the Rising Sun", it also features a few previously unreleased songs. When this compilation released, the original version of "Wicked Man" was retitled "I'm a Wicked Man" while the later released "slow" version had the name of the original. This compilation features the slow version. This was also the first official album that featured the song "Ghetto Child", both studio and live version.

As Florida list Green tells us, John Wayne Hearn grew . But one day while reading Soldier of Fortune magazine, inspiration struck

As Florida list Green tells us, John Wayne Hearn grew up in Pasadena, Texas (& tanks, chemical plants, and belching smokestacks. as far as the eye can see''), and escaped to Vietnam. After two tours, he returned to a boring 18-wheeler driving job and combat flashbacks. But one day while reading Soldier of Fortune magazine, inspiration struck. Hearn placed an ad for his & Security Group,'' which offered the services of & vets willing to take on high-risk assignments.

Soldier of Fortune (magazine). Soldier of Fortune (SOF), The Journal of Professional Adventurers, is a monthly . periodical founded in 1975 as a mercenary magazine devoted to worldwide reporting of wars, including conventional warfare, low-intensity warfare, counter-insurgency, and counter-terrorism. It has been published by the Omega Group Lt. in Boulder, Colorado.

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One of the best true crime books I've ever read! If you like true crime and not those books that are coming out now that are under 100 pages of undeveloped story, then I higly recommend this book to you. The story itself if fascinating and I couldn't put it down. This is a keeper of a book! I collect true crime books to reread from time to time and this book is one of the best!
A fascinating, well written book.
This book is extremely well written, author Ben Green really did his research. The insight into the Vietnam war and the damage it did to people was very insightful. I liked the photographs as that helped me to better picture the characters in the book. I would like to purchase other books written by this author.
The title does not do this book justice. It is truly one of my favorite true crime books, and I read many. I just can't say enough positive things about the book or Ben Green. Keep writing please!
I have not read the book yet but it was received as described. I would buy from this seller again.
This gripping "true crime" examination centers on a type of homicide which has in the decades subsequent to the books publication become increasingly common: "Parental Kidnapping by 'Contract,'" whereby a child custody dispute is solved by one of the parents hiring a hit man to murder the other. In the 1985 Batie and Bannister cases detailed in "The Soldier of Fortune Murders," we see an attempt to set up an actual "Parental Kidnapping by 'Contract'" business enterprise.

From a 1992 review: "The killings began after a meeting between Mr. Hearn and Mrs. Banister, a plump bank loan officer in her 20s, turned into a consuming love affair. The pair met at a truckstop to discuss her plan to have her sister's children kidnapped and end a custody battle that had boiled into a bitter feud between families.

Within hours, Mrs. Banister and Mr. Hearn were lovers. Within weeks, the two were planning to marry and the kidnapping evolved into a plot to kill Mrs. Banister's brother-in-law and collect his life insurance money. Mr. Hearn consummated the first half of the plan, killing Cecil Batie as he slept on his living room couch.

But the mission was not a complete success. As it happened, the custody battle had been resolved days earlier and Mr. Batie had long before changed the beneficiary on his insurance policy from his ex-wife (Mrs. Banister's sister) to a member of his own family.

The twist was one of many ironies as the bungling Mr. Hearn and remorseless Mrs. Banister paired up for more crime. During their second assassination, of Mrs. Banister's husband Joe, Mr. Hearn was unable to run Joe Banister off the road to simulate an accidental death as planned. So he drove alongside the unsuspecting driver and, using one hand to steer and the other to shoot, fired movie-style into the car." [Barbara Kessler, "Murder cases sometimes stranger than fiction," Dallas Morning News, Jan. 20, 1992, p. 7-J]