By Gary Webb, Eric Webb, Robert Parry, Tom Loftus
Author note: Eric Webb (Editor), Robert Parry (Afterword), Tom Loftus (Foreword)
Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to trace down corruption and divulge it. For over thirty-four years, he wrote tales approximately corruption from county, kingdom, and federal degrees. He had a virtually magnetic impression to those sorts of tales, and it used to be nearly as though the tales came upon him. It used to be his present, and, finally, it used to be his downfall.
He was once most sensible recognized for his tale Dark Alliance, written for the San Jose Mercury information in 1996. In it Webb associated the CIA to the crack-cocaine epidemic in l. a. in the course of the Iran Contra scandal. His in basic terms released e-book, Dark Alliance continues to be a vintage of up to date journalism. yet his existence consisted of even more than this one tale, and The Killing Game is a suite of his most sensible investigative tales from his starting on the Kentucky publish to his finish on the Sacramento information & evaluation. It comprises Webb's sequence on the Kentucky submit on equipped crime within the coal undefined, on the Cleveland undeniable broker on Ohio State's negligent scientific board, and at the US military's investment of first-person shooter games.
The Killing Game is a commitment to his life's paintings open air of Dark Alliance, and it's an exhibition of investigative journalism in its truest form.
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