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Crossfire free pdf This is about two women committed to fighting evil with their different talents: one is a policewoman with a good head and heart, the other a young woman with the supernatural power to start fire. It is easy to assume that the unusual ability of the latter would be more effective, but the novel explores how "powers" actually rob their owners of the freedom to live normal lives. Another theme is of the nature of vigilantism, explored provocatively with irredeemable, violent criminals who manage to evade meaningful legal justice. Crimes include the rape and murder of high school girls by minors who are given lenient treatment by the law, and women who are victims stalkers and domestic violence. This is where the vigilante group The Guardians step in. However, innocent lives are lost in the crossfire, and the reader is left to decide whether the legal system, despite its imperfections, be left to handle criminals, or are citizens justified in taking the law into their own hands? Miyabe presents us with vigilantes with supernatural powers - yet they are very human characters. Ultimately the focus is less on them than on the human observers, and what it would mean for humanity should this scenario really exist.

About Miyuki Miyabe

MIYUKI MIYABE was born in Tokyo in 1960 and worked in a law office before becoming a full-time writer. She is the recipient of numerous literary prizes, including Japan's most prestigious award for popular literature, the Naoki Prize, in 1998.

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Author : Miyuki Miyabe
Publisher : Kodansha International Ltd
Data Published : 01 November 2005
ISBN : 4770029934
EAN : 9784770029935
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 420 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . This is about two women committed to fighting evil with their different talents: one is a policewoman with a good head and heart, the other a young woman with the supernatural power to start fire. I