By Robert B. Parker
The New York Times bestselling Western from Robert B. Parker
Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole are lawmen and neighbors who proportion the brutal hardships of an rising West. however the braveness that has outlined them is challenged through a guy with out moral sense or regret. Now, Hitch and Cole have him to the small city of Appaloosa.
What follows is a dance of wills the place villains are forged in colours of gray, the place heroes conceal within the blackest shadows, the place ladies can betray with scary ease, and the place Hitch and Cole will observe the cost of accountability, honor, and loyalty within the previous West.
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In some cases, independent brokers work between the public and the bureaucrats to arrange graft. They have the connections to known corrupt officials that the public do not, thus they can act as a service provider by selling the services of the officials who protect themselves by not directly dealing with the public. , 2007). 1057/9781137333797 Corruption At the level of high-political office, politicians, like Huey Long, can use their power of patronage to build a mutually supporting network of corrupt officials.
A single officer working on his own could take routine payments without the need for an intermediary: ‘taking the pad’ (Punch, 2009). Conversely, it may be necessary to share money with fellow officers and supervisors to ensure the individual is protected. In some cases, independent brokers work between the public and the bureaucrats to arrange graft. They have the connections to known corrupt officials that the public do not, thus they can act as a service provider by selling the services of the officials who protect themselves by not directly dealing with the public.
A person such as a parking inspector generally works independently with limited supervision. There is no record of them failing to make a decision, such as the failure to book an illegally parked vehicle – thus they have a power they can sell. , 2007). At higher levels of decisionmaking there are greater levels of accountability and there is also a link between the scrutiny of a free press and the reduction of corruption (Brunetti and Weder, 2003). But this has not stopped the occurence of corruption; it just makes the operation of a corrupt practice riskier.
Appaloosa (Cole & Hitch) by Robert B. Parker