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2009-11-11 06:45:00

HERTFORD, N.C., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief detective Jim Eaton is determined to catch a serial rapist, while Jason Hewitt, in spite of an intensive manhunt, is driven by twisted perversions to rape and finally kill. Laura Stratton is a happy, outgoing young lady attending Elkins College. She is brutally beaten and raped while taking a late-night stroll. Not reporting her abuse, she gets into her car and drives two hours to home and family, harboring the hint of a clue that will identify...

2009-02-16 06:50:00

NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Implementing his experience as having been a parole and probation officer, author Calvin Bowden weaves a suspenseful story about a victim who has to confront her rapist again in order to survive in his novel "Showdown on the Frio: The Good and the Evil" (published by iUniverse). Having learned about the different levels and types of criminal behavior while witnessing the shortcomings of state and federal criminal justice systems, Bowden took his...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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