Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators (Hardback)Ronan Farrow (author)
The deeply disturbing tale of Hollywood cover-ups and governmental intimidation that dogged Ronan Farrow’s seismic revelations about the sexual abuse surrounding Harvey Weinstein, Catch and Kill is an incendiary piece of investigative journalism that shocks and appalls on every page.
In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.
In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.
All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance that could not be explained - until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood, to Washington, and beyond.
This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability and silence victims of abuse - and it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.
Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power - and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook the culture.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 735 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 42 mm
'Farrow knows he has a humdinger of a story, but he also has a nuanced appreciation of how women are smeared and discredited.' - The Times
'Absorbing' - The New York Times
'Darkly funny and poignant' - The Guardian
'Chocka-block with scoops and revelations' - The Washington Post
'I know the world can be like this. But I didn't want to know the world can be like this. Now I know, in painful detail, thanks to Farrow ... And you should too. Read this book. It's equal parts memoir, spy story and portrait of perseverance - the women's and the author's - under terrible circumstances. Perhaps Farrow's greatest success was to listen, believe and act, even at his own peril' - The Los Angeles Times
'A gripping deep-dive into Hollywood's wicked ways ... incredible insight that makes Catch and Kill such a thriller ... Farrow's reporting is incredibly rigorous. He has spoken, he said, to over 200 sources. It's evident in the book; the breadth of the story is staggering ... Farrow is a skilled storyteller' - The Telegraph
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“Catch and Kill”
This books reads like a thriller but sadly is all too true. An incredibly important book about Ronan Farrow's years spent chasing the Weinstein story, and all the ways in which so many women were not only subject... More
“Catch & Read”
Definitely one of the most important books I read in 2019, though certainly a tough one to read in places. It's about sexual predators in Hollywood and how the powerful ones get away with it because the media... More
“spy thriller meets tragedy”
Farrow is such an immensely talented writer, it is entirely seamless how he blends the third person view of the spies and his own precarious reporting through the different chapters. He never shies away from... More
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