Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hellbent 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.

Title:Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316486637
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  • Cas

    do i spend $30 to preorder this vote nowUpdate— 11/11/19So glad I did. Stellar, stellar, stellar. ...

  • Lea

    You think you already know this story, but you don’t. This is essential reading....

  • Rebecca Crunden

    Ronan Farrow has a new book, you say? Excuse me while I search under the sofa for spare change because I must have it....

  • Julie Ehlers

    Move over, Bad Blood —I've got a new favorite nonfiction read for 2019. The important story Catch and Kill tells—of Harvey Weinstein's horrifying behavior and its decades-long cover-up—is distu...

  • Neville Longbottom

    It’s probably cliché to describe this book as seeming like a real life spy thriller… but it truly does read at times like a real life spy thriller. Catch and Kill extensively covers the behind th...

  • Bill Kerwin

    “I’m sick of all this predatory scum like Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and Mark Halperin! They deserve to rot in hell, and I hope they do, but I’d rather not read any thing about them!I underst...

  • Sonja

    I'd give this more than 5 stars if I could. What a masterpiece.This is so well-researched, well-sourced, everything I've come to know as the standard of Ronan Farrow's reporting. But beyond that, it's...

  • L.A. Starks

    Highly recommended. This fully-researched book of investigation by Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow, whose New Yorker pieces on Harvey Weinstein started the #MeToo movement, reads like the best spy ...

  • Lee

    About as compulsive as book-form investigative journalism gets. Farrow's biggest service with this fascinating and harrowing account is to unpeel in systematic detail the multi-levels of a carefully-r...

  • Mel

    Sixty years ago, sociologist C. Wright Mills stated, "acts of elite deviance that cause social harm, regardless of their criminality in a legal sense, are part of the 'higher immorality of the power e...