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Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors by [Feral, Rex]
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  • File Size: 270 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Publication Date: April 22, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007WU2NFG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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By Michael J. Raymond on 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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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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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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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. Also on an interesting note, the original publishers where taken to court some years back as someone accused of murder said that they used this book in plan the killing. the victims family sued the publishers and they where told to stop publishing and destroy any remaining copies. i personally have read many books on the subject but i have never though "hey i am going to go out and become a killer". i was going to use this book for research, for writing, but i feel as though the book is incomplete without the pictures and therefore not worthwhile having in my collection. so i have returned my copy. i will buy it if in the future they include the pictures.
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By A Customer on February 5, 1999
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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I'm glad I never spent the money to buy this book 30plus years ago when I saw it advertised in SOF magazine. The Kindle edition has no diagrams in it that you are referred to in the book. Lots and lots of typos in this book. It was written before surveillance cameras were everywhere. If you want to be a hit man then join the military, CIA or something like Blackwater. If you want to go to Prison then follow the instructions in this book. According to the documentary I saw on TV it was written by a housewife in Florida. Her contract said that her name could never be release and it wasn't.
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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 copy).

Everyone knows the story - Someone actually had been hired to kill another person, got caught, and this book was found in their possession. This led to a very important legal case as to what constitutes the right to be published. "Rex," of course, was exposed as a suburban housewife who was contracted to write the book for a publisher during the trial. Kind of silly when you think about it, especially in light of the stuff floating around the internet now, but in historical context it's kind of neat.

The only issues I have with this kind version is that the pictures don't work and there are typos which do not exist in the original version. I am not lowering my rating for this reason, as that is reviewed for a different part of amazon. I just want to warn anybody who might be trying to download it that this version has problems with the graphics and obvious typos.
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