Whoever Fights Monsters

Author: Robert K. Ressler,Tom Shachtman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250084997

Category: True Crime

Page: 292

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LEARN THE TRUE STORY OF ONE OF THE FBI PROFILERS WHO COINED THE PHRASE "SERIAL KILLER" Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran Robert K. Ressler learned how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us -- and put them behind bars. In Whoever Fights Monsters, Ressler—the inspiration for the character Agent Bill Tench in David Fincher's hit TV show Mindhunter—shows how he was able to track down some of the country's most brutal murderers. Ressler, the FBI Agent and ex-Army CID colonel who advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs, used the evidence at a crime scene to put together a psychological profile of the killers. From the victims they choose to the way they kill to the often grotesque souvenirs they take with them—Ressler unlocks the identities of these vicious killers. And with his discovery that serial killers share certain violent behaviors, Ressler goes behind prison walls to hear bizarre first-hand stories from countless convicted murderers, including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy; Edmund Kemper; and Son of Sam. Getting inside the mind of a killer to understand how and why he kills is one of the FBI's most effective ways of helping police bring in killers who are still at large. Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for the world's most dangerous psychopaths in this terrifying journey you will not forget.

Whoever Fights Monsters

Author: Iryna Bennett

Publisher: Swimming Kangaroo Books

ISBN: 1934041203

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 4856

Forced to accept an early retirement from the FBI due to her questionable professional ethics, Aya Morell enters the world of private securities. As she plunges into a recent case of industrial espionage, finding a way to recover the stolen research data might just prove to be the least of her worries.

Summary of Robert K. Ressler & Tom Shachtman's Whoever Fights Monsters

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Reference

Page: 40

View: 4277

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 On January 23, 1978, a murder was committed in Sacramento that was far beyond the ordinary murder in terms of the violence done to the victim. The victim was David Wallin, 24, a laundry-truck driver, who had returned home after work with his 22-year-old wife, Terry, who was three months pregnant. The police said they could not determine a motive. #2 The local police were both horrified and mystified by the crime, and Russ Vorpagel was alarmed because he knew that the killer could strike again. I was due to go out to the West Coast to teach at one of our road schools on the following Monday, and we made arrangements that allowed me to arrive on the Friday before. #3 I made a guess that the slayer was a white male in his twenties or thirties, and that he was a paranoid schizophrenic. I thought he would be thin because I knew of the studies of Dr. Ernest Kretchmer of Germany and Dr. William Sheldon of Columbia University, who believed that men with slight body builds tended toward introverted forms of schizophrenia. #4 I was able to deduce that the killer was an introverted person with problems dating back to his pubescent years. I believed that if the killer had a car, it would be a wreck with fast-food wrappers in the back, rust throughout, and an appearance similar to what I expected to be found in the home.

Film Sequels

Author: Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748689478

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 434

A study of sequel production within recent Hollywood and beyond in terms of its industrial, cultural and global implications.

The X-Files: The Official Collection - The Agents, The Bureau, and The Syndicate Vol.1

Author: Natalie Clubb

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1782769153

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 747

Reopen the files on the ultimate conspiracy theory. Join Agents Mulder and Scully in their epic quest to expose the truth, and meet the shadowy players intent on concealing it at all costs. From the corridors of the FBI to the highest level of government¡­ The truth is out there, and it wants to be known. Behind the scenes secrets revealed! In-depth features investigating the mythology of the show! Exclusive interviews with the stars of The X-Files! Material previously published in Titan Magazines¡¯ official The X-Files Magazine.

Pacific Creed

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474000045

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4446


The Cold Millions

Author: Jess Walter

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062868101

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6942

“One of the most captivating novels of the year.” – Washington Post NATIONAL BESTSELLER A Best Book of the Year: Bloomberg | Boston Globe | Chicago Public Library | Chicago Tribune | Esquire | Kirkus | New York Public Library | New York Times Book Review (Historical Fiction) | NPR's Fresh Air | O Magazine | Washington Post | Publishers Weekly | Seattle Times | USA Today A Library Reads Pick | An Indie Next Pick From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins comes another “literary miracle” (NPR)—a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early twentieth century. An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams. The Dolans live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for day work at crooked job agencies. While sixteen-year-old Rye yearns for a steady job and a home, his older brother, Gig, dreams of a better world, fighting alongside other union men for fair pay and decent treatment. Enter Ursula the Great, a vaudeville singer who performs with a live cougar and introduces the brothers to a far more dangerous creature: a mining magnate determined to keep his wealth and his hold on Ursula. Dubious of Gig’s idealism, Rye finds himself drawn to a fearless nineteen-year-old activist and feminist named Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. But a storm is coming, threatening to overwhelm them all, and Rye will be forced to decide where he stands. Is it enough to win the occasional battle, even if you cannot win the war? Featuring an unforgettable cast of cops and tramps, suffragists and socialists, madams and murderers, The Cold Millions is a tour de force from a “writer who has planted himself firmly in the first rank of American authors” (Boston Globe).