By Michael Kerr
Ebook 1 within the DI Matt Barnes Series.
Detective Inspector Matt Barnes is a cop devoted to his task on the price of all else. He and his workforce are conserving the big name witness within the upcoming trial of gangland boss, Frank Santini.
All facets of Matt’s existence are altered ceaselessly whilst Santini hires a freelance killer, Gary midday, to hit the secure apartment. basically Matt survives the onslaught of a creative and sadistic killer, yet is left heavily wounded.
The next look for midday is either a private problem, in which Matt is aided by way of felony Psychologist Dr. Beth Holder, who's introduced in to construct a profile on Noon.
The guy they search involves contemplate Matt a hazard to his persevered wellness, and determines to dispose of him.
As Matt and Beth’s courting prospers, extra humans die at Noon’s hand, and occasions conspire to convey the cop and killer ever towards a dangerous showdown.
With an unknown enemy inside New Scotland backyard, Santini’s goons looking for him, and a moment imported hitman additionally on his path, Matt understands that the chances opposed to him surviving by way of outmanoeuvring a few of the factions are at top slim.
Noon is the personification of evil; a psychopath utilizing violence and cruelty to feed his sadistic wishes. He considers himself a hunter: his fellow guy, and particularly Matt Barnes, the prey.
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Those less able or less willing to engage with the media, or those whom the police consider less suitable for media exposure for whatever reason, may find that, deprived of new and newsworthy material, media attention quickly dries up. A police spokesperson said that Hannah Williams’ background made it difficult to launch a national media campaign around her. Hannah’s mother, it was claimed, a single parent on a low income, ‘wasn’t really press-conference material’ (Bright, 2002). Even more powerful than press conferences, victim photographs familiarize media audiences, instantly and enduringly, with victims of crime in a way that words cannot.
At the other extreme, those crime victims who never acquire legitimate victim status or, still worse, are perceived as ‘undeserving victims’ may receive little, if any, media attention, and pass virtually unnoticed in the wider social world. qxd 10/23/2007 5:20 PM Page 23 NEWS MEDIA, VICTIMS AND CRIME Ideal victims a person or category of individuals who – when hit by crime – most readily are given the complete and legitimate status of being a victim, including those who are perceived as vulnerable, defenceless, innocent and worthy of sympathy and compassion.
Nevertheless, the murders of police and prison officers are highly newsworthy to journalists because they can be portrayed as ruptures to the social fabric of society, reinforcing the perennially popular media themes of decline, disorder and lack of respect for authority (Chibnall, 1977). At the same time, these statistically rare, isolated incidents allow representative bodies, like the Prison Officer Association and the Police Federation, to symbolically construct all their members as both ‘heroes’ and ‘victims’, carrying out dangerous work under constant threat of murderous violence from inmates and offenders.