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Empty Promises

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andlt;Bandgt;MORE THAN 20 MILLION COPIES OFANN RULE'S BOOKS IN PRINT!andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In this unnerving collection drawn from her personal crime files, "America's best true-crime writer" andlt;Iandgt;(Kirkus Reviews)andlt;/Iandgt; Ann Rule brilliantly dissects the convoluted love affairs that all too often end in violence. andlt;BRandgt; Expertly analyzing a shocking, headline-making case, Rule unmasks the deadly motives inside a seemingly idyllic marriage: a beautiful young wife, a rising star in America's top-ranked computer corporation, and a prosperous husband, the scion of a family building business. With an adorable son and a gorgeous home, the couple seemed to have it all. But a furtive evil permeated their days and nights, dragging them into a murky world of drugs, sordid sex, and con operations. In this realm, one of them would prove to be a virtual innocent, the other a manipulator with no conscience. Sudden, violent death brought their charade of a fairy-tale romance to a tragic end — with a brutal crime that might never have come to light were it not for the stubborn detectives and prosecutors whose fight for justice spanned an entire decade. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Empty Promisesandlt;/Iandgt; recounts several other cases where the search for love brought only lies and betrayal — a cautionary primer, perhaps, for those who trust too much too soon. Powerful because they strike so close to home, the cases in andlt;Iandgt;Empty Promisesandlt;/Iandgt; will leave readers shaken by the realities of love gone terribly — and fatally — wrong.

Synopsis:

In this unnerving collection drawn from her personal crime files, bestselling author Ann Rule brilliantly dissects the convoluted love affairs that all too often end in violence. "Empty Promises" recounts several true cases where the search for love brought only lies and betrayal — and a violent death which brought a fairy-tale romance to an end.

Synopsis:

MORE THAN 20 MILLION COPIES OFANN RULE'S BOOKS IN PRINT!

In this unnerving collection drawn from her personal crime files, "America's best true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews) Ann Rule brilliantly dissects the convoluted love affairs that all too often end in violence.

Expertly analyzing a shocking, headline-making case, Rule unmasks the deadly motives inside a seemingly idyllic marriage: a beautiful young wife, a rising star in America's top-ranked computer corporation, and a prosperous husband, the scion of a family building business. With an adorable son and a gorgeous home, the couple seemed to have it all. But a furtive evil permeated their days and nights, dragging them into a murky world of drugs, sordid sex, and con operations. In this realm, one of them would prove to be a virtual innocent, the other a manipulator with no conscience. Sudden, violent death brought their charade of a fairy-tale romance to a tragic end — with a brutal crime that might never have come to light were it not for the stubborn detectives and prosecutors whose fight for justice spanned an entire decade.

Empty Promises recounts several other cases where the search for love brought only lies and betrayal — a cautionary primer, perhaps, for those who trust too much too soon. Powerful because they strike so close to home, the cases in Empty Promises will leave readers shaken by the realities of love gone terribly — and fatally — wrong.

About the Author

Ann Rule is a former Seattle policewoman and the author of sixteen New York Times bestsellers, including seven Crime Files volumes: Empty Promises, A Rage to Kill, In the Name of Love, the #1 bestseller A Fever in the Heart, You Belong to Me, A Rose for Her Grave, and The End of the Dream; ...And Never Let Her Go, the nationally renowned case of deadly seducer Thomas Capano; Bitter Harvest, the shattering case of Debora Green, a doctor and loving mother driven to lethal acts of vengeance; the #1 bestseller If You Really Loved Me, a chilling chronicle of a millionaire?s murderous secret life; Everything She Ever Wanted, the terrifying story of a sociopathic Georgia belle and her fatal allure; Small Sacrifices, the horrific account of a woman?s homicidal assault on her three young children; The Stranger Beside Me, the fascinating tale of Rule?s dawning horror as she realized her friend and coworker, Ted Bundy, was a serial killer; the #1 New York Times bestseller Dead by Sunset, a nightmarish story of a charismatic man and the women who always gave him what he wanted?sex, money, their very lives; The Want-Ad Killer; The I-Five Killer; The Lust Killer; and the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Possession.

Ann Rule has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee and regularly presents seminars to law enforcement agencies, including the FBI Academy. She served on the U.S. Justice Department task force that set up VI-CAP (the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program now in place at FBI headquarters) to track and trap serial killers. She lives near Seattle, and can be contacted through her Web page at www.annrules.com.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

Empty Promises

Bitter Lake

Young Love

Love and Insurance

The Gentler Sex

The Conjugal Visit

Killers on the Road

A Dangerous Mind

To Kill and Kill Again

The Stockholm Syndrome

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671025335
Author:
Rule, Ann
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Author:
Ann Rule
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family violence
Subject:
Offenses against the person.
Subject:
Crimes of passion.
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Murder -- United States.
Subject:
Betrayal - United States
Subject:
TRUE CRIME / Murder/General
Subject:
True Crime : General
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Ann Rule's Crime Files
Series Volume:
07
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pg b/w insert
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 9.38 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In this unnerving collection drawn from her personal crime files, bestselling author Ann Rule brilliantly dissects the convoluted love affairs that all too often end in violence. "Empty Promises" recounts several true cases where the search for love brought only lies and betrayal — and a violent death which brought a fairy-tale romance to an end.
"Synopsis" by ,

MORE THAN 20 MILLION COPIES OFANN RULE'S BOOKS IN PRINT!

In this unnerving collection drawn from her personal crime files, "America's best true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews) Ann Rule brilliantly dissects the convoluted love affairs that all too often end in violence.

Expertly analyzing a shocking, headline-making case, Rule unmasks the deadly motives inside a seemingly idyllic marriage: a beautiful young wife, a rising star in America's top-ranked computer corporation, and a prosperous husband, the scion of a family building business. With an adorable son and a gorgeous home, the couple seemed to have it all. But a furtive evil permeated their days and nights, dragging them into a murky world of drugs, sordid sex, and con operations. In this realm, one of them would prove to be a virtual innocent, the other a manipulator with no conscience. Sudden, violent death brought their charade of a fairy-tale romance to a tragic end — with a brutal crime that might never have come to light were it not for the stubborn detectives and prosecutors whose fight for justice spanned an entire decade.

Empty Promises recounts several other cases where the search for love brought only lies and betrayal — a cautionary primer, perhaps, for those who trust too much too soon. Powerful because they strike so close to home, the cases in Empty Promises will leave readers shaken by the realities of love gone terribly — and fatally — wrong.

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