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American Predator 掠殺

料號(EAN): 9780143129707
ISBN: 9780143129707
作 者: Callahan, Maureen
出 版 社: Penguin
出版日期: 2020/6/15
頁 數: 304
長 寬 高: 213x138x20mm
語 系: 英語
裝 訂: 平裝
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"Maureen Callahan's deft reporting and stylish writing have created one of the all-time-great serial-killer books: sensitive, chilling, and completely impossible to put down." —Ada Calhoun, author of St. Marks Is Dead

Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer.The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as a force of pure evil, Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried kill kitscash, weapons, and body-disposal toolsin remote locations across the country. Over the course of fourteen years, Keyes would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. He would break into a stranger's house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours. And then he would return home to Alaska, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter.

When journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel Keyes in 2012, she was captivated by how a killer of this magnitude could go undetected by law enforcement for over a decade. And so began a project that consumed her for the next several yearsuncovering the true story behind how the FBI ultimately caught Israel Keyes, and trying to understand what it means for a killer like Keyes to exist. A killer who left a path of monstrous, randomly committed crimes in his wakemany of which remain unsolved to this day. American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes's life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and to the limitations of traditional law enforcement.

 

“莫琳•卡拉漢靈巧的報導和獨具風格的文筆寫出了史上最恐怖的連環殺手紀實:機敏、不寒而慄,讓您欲罷不能。”--《聖馬可已死》的作者艾達•卡爾霍恩。
 
泰德•邦迪、約翰•韋恩•蓋西、傑弗瑞•達默是大家熟知,惡名昭彰的連環殺手;他們的名字迴響在新聞報導和大眾意識中。但多數人從未聽說過伊斯雷爾•凱斯,他是當代最具野心、最恐怖的連環殺手之一。聯邦調查局認為他的罪行史無前例,檢察官說他是純粹的邪靈。他是一名在全美各地犯案的惡徒,他在偏遠地區埋藏了殺人工具--現金、武器和處理屍體的器具。在長達十四年間,凱斯會搭機到某個城市,租輛車,只為了殺人開車千里。他會闖入陌生人的家中,在光天化日之下將她綁架,並在短短幾個小時內殺人棄屍。然後他會回到位於阿拉斯加的家,當作沒事發生一般繼續過他的生活,做一個沉靜、可靠的建築工人,並全心照顧他的獨生女。
 
當記者莫琳•卡拉漢在二零一二年第一次聽到伊斯雷爾•凱斯的犯案事蹟時,她對於做案累累的兇手如何能在十多年內不被執法部門發現感到不解。於是她開始一項費時多年的計畫--揭開聯邦調查局如何終於逮捕伊斯雷爾•凱斯背後的真實故事,並試圖了解像凱斯這樣的殺手的存在有何意義。他死後仍留下許多隨機犯案的兇殘罪行,其中許多案子至今仍未偵破。《掠殺》採訪了多年來執法部門和凱斯相關的關鍵人物,也是在擷取聯邦調查局機密文件後的一項研究成果。作者帶領我們踏上旅程,檢視這個冷血殺手讓人顫慄、宛如噩夢般的心靈,以及傳統執法部門的侷限。

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