A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors
Description: The Hitman book is one of the most controversial books in America today. It is the only book known to have been banned in an American criminal court in recent decades. Some say the book, which has been featured on shows ranging from 60 Minutes to CNN, is a manual for murder. Others say the book is little morethan a low grade detective model. Whatever you think of it, you should have a right to read it and discover for yourself. The book is a manual, written by a hit man, explaining how to kill and get away with it. The original book was printed by Paladin Press, and sold thirteen thousand copies. Overthrow.com has now distributed more than 50,000 copies of the text online. Read it here, and judge foryourself.
In 1993, a triple murder was committed in Montgomery County by a man who was alleged to have used this book, Hit Man, as his guide. He was caught and convicted and sentenced to death. Wanting to profit from their loved one's murder, and realizing that the murderer himself was too poor to be worth suing, the family of those killed by the hit man sued Paladin Press, the publisher of thebook Hit Man, saying Paladin Press "aided and abetted" the murder.
May 21, 1999, Paladin Press settled the case, giving the families of those killed by the hit man several million dollars, agreeing to destroy the remaining 700 copies of the book in their possession, and surrendering any rights they have to publish and reproduce the work. While the families were successful in profiting fromtheir loved one's death, they have not been successful in stifling the book. With the surrender of the publishing rights by Paladin Press, the book has entered the public domain, and is being published on the Internet here at Overthrow.com in its entirety this weekend, May 22-23, 1999.
The book was initially published in 1983. 13,000 copies of the book are now in existence. There has only ever beenone case where the book was associated with a crime, in that case the criminal had recently finished a lengthy prison sentence and had a history of prior violent crime. It is our opinion this book has never incited a murder, that the settlement of the Paladin Press case was wrong and forced by the insurance company, and that this book, and no book, should be banned. We invite the public to judgefor themselves.
That said, here is Hit Man ...
IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO manufacture a silencer without an appropriate license from the federal government. There are state and local laws prohibiting the possession of weapons and their accessories in many areas. Severe penalties are prescribed for violations of these laws. Neither the author nor the publisher assumes responsibilityfor the use or misuse of information contained in this book. For informational purposes only!
Mental and Physical Preparations: 9
Selection and Purpose: 13
THE DISPOSABLE SILENCER
A Poor Man's Access To A Rich Man's Toy: 21
MORE THAN ONEWAY TO KILL A RABBIT
The Direct Hit Is Not Your Only Alternative: 53
HOMEWORK AND SURVEILLANCE
Mapping a Plan And Checking It For Accuracy: 71
Finding Employment, What To Charge, Who To Avoid: 87
GETTING THE JOB DONE RIGHT
Why The Described Hit Went Down The Way It Did: 95
DANGER!EGO, WOMEN AND PARTNERS
Controlling Your Situation: 111
Enjoying the Fruits: 121
A WOMAN RECENTLY ASKED HOW I could, in good conscience, write an instruction book on murder. "How can you live with yourself if someone uses what you write to go out and take a human life?" she whined. I am afraid she was quite offended by my answer.