by Ron Argo

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A killer on the loose. A father murdered. A girl molested ... As folks from all walks of life--priests by the dozens, Scout leaders, coaches, teachers--are finally outed and paying for long ago crimes against children, there still lurks the hidden sexual abuses in the privacy of homes. What of these young victims?
The Courage to Kill tells the story of one such victim. Now an adult Janice Parrish confronts her father at his beachfront home the night he is shot to death, but she does not remember it--even as she sits in a jail cell charged with Murder One.
Veteran crime reporter Ray Myers, alias "Magic Myers," covers the story and soon after unearths the sordid evidence that could prove Janice had been sexually molested. Suddenly, a run-of-the-mill killing becomes a media event.
Myers finds himself entangled in a bizarre web of mystery and multiple murder that threatens not only his life but the lives of both his and Janice's families.
In a race against time, Myers must find and stop the psychopath who's butchering people in a grisly pursuit to avenge the raging of her own twisted mind.
A psychological mystery, The Courage to Kill is a superb portrayal of the falacies of the "pop psych" treatment for repressed memory, a method causing the most reviled and revered controversy to impact the mental health profession since Freud.

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BN ID: 2940015990737
Publisher: Cliff Edge Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 242
File size: 239 KB

About the Author

Ron Argo graduated from the University of Georgia in 1968 with a degree in Journalism, and soon after got drafted into the army and because of his college education lucked into Public Information instead of humping as an 11 Banana in Vietnam. After a decade as a newspaper reporter, he returned to university for his M.A. from San Diego State University in 1980, and then went for his MFA at Arizona. He has been married twice, the second one stuck. It took him a lunar year (meaning a dozen years) in the writing of his sweeping, complex novel, YEAR OF THE MONKEY, disposing of several huge sections that weren't working but might well serve as novels in themselves. He is a recipient of Sigma Delta Chi's journalism award for investigative reporting and is a prize-winning photographer. Argo is the author of these other novels, THE SUM OF HIS WORTH, a novel set in 1960 Alabama about the struggle for civil rights, and BABY LOVE, an adventure about baby smuggling. He lives with his wife in San Diego. He has two daughters, both of whom have fled the nest. He is at work on another book.

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