A Warrant to Kill: A True Story of Obsession, Lies and a Killer Cop

Casey, Kathryn

Published by Avon, 2000
ISBN 10: 0380780410 / ISBN 13: 9780380780419
Used / Mass Market Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.93 avg rating
(391 ratings)

Synopsis:

She tried to tell her friends. She even went to the police. No one would believe her--and now she was dead.

Problems had always followed Susan White, but when she remarried and moved to Houston's posh suburbs, she thought the past was behind her--until she met a deputy sheriff named Kent McGowen who would soon become her worst nightmare.

McGowen was an aggressive cop with a spotty record. When Susan rebuffed his advances, she claimed he stalked and harassed her, using her troubled teenage son as bait. And then, in an act of arrogance and revenge, he made good on his threats, setting her up for the kill.

In A Warrant to Kill, Kathryn Casey meticulously pieces together the tragic shards of the case to create a riveting story of vengeance, fear, and justice--of the terrifying power a badge can have in the wrong hands.

From the Author: "One day you'll believe me, but by then I'll be dead."

I first heard those words in 1992, repeated by a man in a restaurant piano bar not far from my Houston home. We’d been introduced by a mutual friend, and that night Ray Valentine belted down drinks, his eyes wet with tears, as he told the story of the tragic death of a woman he’d dated, Susan White.

Throughout that hot Houston summer, White had complained that a man named Joseph Kent McGowen was harassing her. She said she’d rebuffed his advances and in retaliation he’d stalked her, threatening revenge against her and her troubled teenage son.

"One day you'll believe me but by then I'll be dead, and it'll be because Kent McGowen killed me," she'd said.

Valentine hadn't believed her. McGowen was a cop, a deputy sheriff who’d sworn to protect and defend. "A cop's not going to hurt you," he’d insisted.

But Valentine didn't know McGowen.

By the time I first heard about her entreaties, Susan White lay buried in her grave, the victim of three bullets fired by McGowen’s county-issued gun. McGowen was on duty, serving a warrant signed by a judge for White's arrest. He claimed he'd fired only when she'd pulled a gun. White’s gun was found on the scene. At first it seemed a clear case of self-defense.

But the rumors persisted, talk of a power-hungry cop not adverse to manipulating the legal system to satisfy a vengeful rage.

In the end, I would spend years investigating Kent McGowen, Susan White, and how their paths so fatally intersected. Theirs is a cautionary tale of the terrifying power of one bad cop and the helplessness of a woman caught in his sights.

I hope you enjoy "A Warrant to Kill." Kathryn Casey

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: A Warrant to Kill: A True Story of Obsession...
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: Used: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kathryn Casey
Published by Avon (2000)
ISBN 10: 0380780410 ISBN 13: 9780380780419
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avon, 2000. Book Condition: Fair. Reissue. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2688448

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Casey, Kathryn
Published by Avon
ISBN 10: 0380780410 ISBN 13: 9780380780419
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Blue Cloud Books
(Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avon. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0380780410I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Casey, Kathryn
Published by Avon
ISBN 10: 0380780410 ISBN 13: 9780380780419
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Yankee Clipper Books
(Windsor Locks, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avon. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0380780410I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Casey, Kathryn
Published by Avon
ISBN 10: 0380780410 ISBN 13: 9780380780419
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Motor City Books
(Brownstown, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avon. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0380780410I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Casey, Kathryn
Published by Avon
ISBN 10: 0380780410 ISBN 13: 9780380780419
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Free State Books
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avon. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0380780410I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Casey, Kathryn
Published by Avon
ISBN 10: 0380780410 ISBN 13: 9780380780419
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books Squared
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avon. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0380780410I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Casey, Kathryn
Published by Avon
ISBN 10: 0380780410 ISBN 13: 9780380780419
Used Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Green Earth Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avon. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0380780410I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

ISBN 10: 0380780410 ISBN 13: 9780380780419
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Clean Earth Books
(Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Support Your Planet. Buy CLEAN EARTH BOOKS. Shipping orders swiftly since 2008. A used book that may have some cosmetic wear (i.e. shelf-wear, slightly torn or missing dust jacket, dented corner, pages may include limited notes and highlighting) All text in great shape! Comes with our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Our customer service cant be beat! Tracking included on all orders. Bookseller Inventory # 1QZCML009FRE

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Casey, Kathryn
Published by Avon
ISBN 10: 0380780410 ISBN 13: 9780380780419
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Mini City Media
(Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avon. Book Condition: Good. Moderate wear. Light interior markings. Bookseller Inventory # BOOK-0394-00925

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 2.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Casey (Kathryn)
Published by Avon Books (2000)
ISBN 10: 0380780410 ISBN 13: 9780380780419
Used Softcover / Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Loretta Lay Books
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avon Books, 2000. Softcover / Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. First edition. Paperback. She tried to tell her friends. She even went to the police. No one would believe her - then she was dead. Problems had always followed Susan White, but when she remarried and moved to Houston's posh suburbs, she thought the past was behind her - until she met a deputy sheriff named Kent McGowen who would soon become her worst nightmare. McGowan was an aggressive cop with a questionable record. When Susan rebuffed his advances, she claimed he stalked and harassed her, using her troubled teenage son as bait. And then, in an act of arrogance and revenge, he made good on his threats, setting her up for the kill. The author meticulously pieces together the tragic events of the case, creating a story of vengeance, fear and justice - and of the terrifying power a badge can have in the wrong hands. Illus. 371pp. mass market p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. Bookseller Inventory # 13338

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 25 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book