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Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors [Kindle Edition]

Rex Feral , Bruce Scher
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Rex Feral kills for hire. Daring. Unafraid. Professional. Now he dares to tell his
professional secrets.

Feral is a hit man. Some consider him a criminal. Others think him a hero. In truth, he is a lethal weapon aimed at the enemy of the one who pays him. He is the last recourse in these times when laws are so twisted that justice goes unserved. He is a man who controls his destiny through his private code of ethics, who feels no twinge of guilt at doing his job. He is a professional killer.

Learn how a pro makes a living at this craft without landing behind bars. Find out how he gets hit assignments, creates a false working identity, makes a disposable silencer, leaves the scene without a trace of evidence, watches his mark unobserved, and more. An expert assassin and bodyguard, Feral reveals the details of how to get in, do the job, and get out - without getting caught. For informational purposes only!


Product Details

  • File Size: 194 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007WU2NFG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,189 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars don't waste money February 15, 2006
This is a great book. However, unless you're a book collector... don't waste your money. After the said lawsuit was finish between the publisher and the plantiff. The publisher dropped the copyright vowing to never publish it again. This allowed anyone to provide it free via copies; internet; etc. If you want to just read the book visit-- ftp.die.net/mirror/hitman/
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43 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weird October 15, 2004
All this hype is nothing but urban legend. Because the book was the subject of a law suit much of the mystery has been dispelled. Rex Feral is an obvious pen name. Rex Feral was actually a Florida housewife who was paid by Paladin Press to write "Hit Man". What prompted the lawsuit and subsequent settlement where it was pulled from sale was that a copy of the book was found among the personal effects of a man who killed a mother for hire. The family of the victim sued the publisher and the rest is history. Being a prosecutor, I was amazed at the details included in this so-called "technical manual". I don't know how much information contained therein is actually useful for someone who is planning this sort of thing. I do know, however, that the FBI doesn't "track" books or "flag" reading material other than technical and government information. In the spirit of the 1st Amendment, this is an important book that deals with a disgusting subject but it is always facinating and worth the purchase price.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One is not a Hit Man, one is a "Cleaner." March 20, 2000
By A Customer
The self help book Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors is a teaching device that only touches the surface on how to murder. If a student is truly wanting to know how to clean and dispose of a body there are a great many books out there that are more discriptive than this one such as "The Death Dealer's Manual" by Bradley J. Steiner, "Kill Without Joy," by John Minnery. Not to mention scores of other reading material on silencers and terrorism. If one is to study murder than one must read more than one book. Also look into forensic science as well as read about histories of such crimes. This will give you better insight into the world of the professional cleaner. All the information you need to murder is out there and not just in one book.
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28 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a joke! February 5, 1999
By A Customer
This book has always been meant as a joke. It was written by a professional write who just happens to be a woman, not some hit man named Rex Feral. One chapter of the book advises you to make sure you wear gloves when snacking from the victim's refrigerator. If you can't tell by reading it that it is a joke, then you deserve what you get for acting on the information given. Although one person has been arrested for using the info in this book and the publisher is being sued by the victim's family, there is no harm in the book. I think this is extremely interesting and humorous reading material.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Notorious Book March 12, 2002
By C. Trew
Many [people] have called this the idiot's guide to murder. Compared to the classic series "How to Kill," by John Minnery, it is to some degree. However, the book was, in fact, used as a guide in a successful contract hit in Maryland a few years ago. The perpetrators were caught only because after the hit, the contractor kept calling the victim's ex-husband demanding payment. The husband could not provide payment until the victim's estate was cleared by the courts. But the killer, James Perry, was simply unwilling or unable to understand this simple fact. His repeated phone calls to the victim's ex-husband were recorded by the police and sealed the case against both men.
So, despite claims here to the contrary, this book could be used to carry out successful contract hits...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an Investment June 30, 2007
Several years back I bought one book. Just one. Wish I had bought a dozen. I paid about $14 after shipping. Look at it now! I will never look at a single shoe laying on the road side the same. My wife and I always wonder, "was it used in a murder?"
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just Words August 11, 2005
The idea that reading a book will cause a murder is insane. If a person is willing to commit a murder in the first place, they will research weapons and techniques in every manner possible because they ALREADY HAVE the intent to kill. Reading material may influence the way a murder is committed, but it cannot cause a murder, the intent is already there. I think this book would be perfect for an author looking to write a story with a hired killer in it. CSI and Law and Order can give people ideas for murder, but no one has tried to ban those shows. Forensics classes at colleges can give people tips on how to clean up their trakcs -- are we going to try and ban the textbooks, too?

People are resourceful creatures. You can take away movies, books, guns, ropes, knives, rocks, anything that could possibly be used as a weapon, and people will still kill. They will use their hands, they will break people down with words and drive them to suicide. If the intent to kill is strong, nothing, not banning books and movies and video games, will stop an invididual from murdering others.

So you don't have to be scared -- if you read this book, you're not going to be afflicted with uncontrollable bloodlust. They are words on a page, not mind control devices. The man in Maryland who got some points of inspiration from this book would have killed his son REGARDLESS of whether or not he'd read it. He was greedy and he wanted money, and THAT is what drove him to murder, not this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Great book. Has a lot of typos and none of the illustrations. Other than that it's a good read. Have fun.
Published 3 months ago by Michael Snider
3.0 out of 5 stars Pictures don't work and there are typos that do not exist in the...
It's cool that people can have digital access to what is otherwise a very expensive piece of American history (it's out of print, so you're going to pay around $70 for a used... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Razor
4.0 out of 5 stars I Am The Danger
This was a very interesting book in a chilling sort of way. I wanted to read this book because it was sited in a 1990's murder for hire trial. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Pappa Place
5.0 out of 5 stars THATS AWESOME
Very happy to see that you can now download this book onto your Kindle.

I had to print off a pirate copy off the inner-webs a few years ago because this book was once... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Joshua L. Peterson
3.0 out of 5 stars Unhappy hitman
the material in this book is in fact quite interesting, but not to be taken seriously. the book here in digital form in missing the original images. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Andrew Kiely
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting
This book is not like a book, but rather like an instruction manual. I do not intend to take the book seriously. I enjoy reading things that are in themselves strange.
Published 19 months ago by Nate G. Austin, TX
4.0 out of 5 stars Hit Man
Wow! Great too see this back in print since it was forced out of print. Especially now available in Kindle. Though one small problem, all the diagrams and pictures are missing. Read more
Published 23 months ago by joseph garzone
4.0 out of 5 stars good but needs pictures
This is sadly a horrible thing. The book is very good, very detailed, and very good. I do wonder if the techniques detailed in this book are useful in this modern day and age,... Read more
Published on August 8, 2012 by Dragon Hunter
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth your time, not even for a laugh
Typically there are three responses to this book. One is a response of horror, people state the well-known triple murder associated with the book and condemn the writer/publisher. Read more
Published on February 25, 2009 by J. Tumlinson
3.0 out of 5 stars Old tech that still may work today
This book was interesting back when I first saw it, in the 80's. My friend and I found it rummaging through his father's closet. Read more
Published on June 7, 2006 by HorseShoe
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