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

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

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
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  • Lea

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

  • Cas

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

  • Rebecca Crunden

    November 2019In Ronan I trust, basically. August 2019Ronan Farrow has a new book, you say? Excuse me while I search under the sofa for spare change because I must have it....

  • Bill Kerwin

    “I’m sick of all the 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 more about them!"I un...

  • 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...

  • Elyse (semi hiatus) Walters

    Farrow wrote the ultimate‘can’t-stop-reading’, book!!!I haven’t read a book faster!!I read “She Said”, by Jodi Kantor and Meg Twohey about a month ago .....I’ve followed the Harvey Weins...

  • 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...

  • Caroline

    ***NO SPOILERS*** BOOK TRIGGER WARNING: rape and sexual assault“Catch and kill” is a term from the tabloid world that refers to tabloids’ purchase of scandalous stories with the express intent o...

  • 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...

  • Michael

    Fast paced and breathtaking, Catch and Kill recounts the harrowing story behind Farrow’s 2017 reporting on Harvey Weinstein for The New Yorker. In thrilling detail the writer traces how he launched ...