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 hell-bent 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
ISBN:9780316454131
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  • Emily May

    “I think that it doesn’t matter if you’re a well-known actress, it doesn’t matter if you’re twenty or if you’re forty, it doesn’t matter if you report or if you don’t, because we ar...

  • Lea

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

  • chai ?

    ✧ find this review & others on my blog ✧When I finished reading Catch and Kill, two completely separate emotions fought for supremacy within me: a visceral, procreative disgust buzzing loudly ...

  • Always Pouting

    This was so good, between this and Bad Blood I feel like I'm really getting into books about investigative reporting. Like a lot of times it feels pretty overwhelming trying to keep up with the news a...

  • Cas

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

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    4.25 STARSFinally finished this one, and I must say I'm incredibly glad I chose the audio. Hearing the audio clips of H.W. incriminating himself is both eery and satisfying. There's not much more that...

  • Elyse  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...

  • emma

    There are two ways to view the #MeToo movement. (Well, two views I’ll even recognize.)In the simpler, less brain-destroying analysis, #MeToo revealed the grossness of many separate men. It was an ef...