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Chasing The Devil: My Twenty-year Quest To Capture The Green River Killer: Reichert, Sheriff David

Chasing The Devil: My Twenty-year Quest To Capture The Green River Killer

Reichert, Sheriff David

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ISBN 10: 0316156329 / ISBN 13: 9780316156325
Published by Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2004
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True account by the sheriff of King County, Washington, of his two-decade hunt for the Green River Killer, Gary Ridgeway. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on full title page, this is a FIRST EDITION, First Printing hardcover in Near Fine condition: completely clean & tight in like DJ. NO writing/underlining/highlighting; NOT ugly ex-lib. DJ is also Near Fine: no chipping or tearing, very slight edgewear along top front edge. Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2017. All orders processed before 2 pm weekdays Pacific time ship Same Day; weekends & holidays ship next business day. Bookseller Inventory # 003526

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Title: Chasing The Devil: My Twenty-year Quest To ...

Publisher: Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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The riveting personal account of one sheriffs epic hunt for America's most heinous serial killer. For eight years, Sheriff David Reichert devoted days and nights to capturing the Green River Killer--the most notorious serial killer in American history. He was the first detective on the case in 1982 and doggedly pursued it as the body count climbed to 49 and it became the most infamous unsolved case in the nation. Frantically following all leads, even as more bodies surfaced near the river outside Seattle, Sheriff Reichert befriended the victims families, publicly challenged the killer, and risked his own safety--and the endurance and love of his family--before he found his madman. But Reicherts hunt didnt end when he finally cornered a truck painter named Gary Ridgway. It would be yet another 11 haunting years before forensic science could prove Ridgways guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt. CHASING THE DEVIL is the gripping firsthand account of Reicherts relentless pursuit--a 21-year odyssey full of near-misses and startling revelations. Told in vivid detail by the man who knows the whole story--the man who has stared into the eyes of absolute evil--this is a page-turning real-life suspense story of unparalleled heroism.

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FOR TWENTY YEARS HE KILLED AND AVOIDED CAPTURE...
It began with the discovery of three women's bodies found near suburban Seattle's Green River in August, 1982. Soon more corpses and human remains would be found, some as far as Oregon. They were teenage runaways or other women whose anonymous lifestyles had made them easy, vulnerable targets--and they were all the victims of a faceless murderer whose rampage would span two decades and take as many as forty-nine lives. No other serial killer in the nation's history had killed so many people.

BUT ONE COP REFUSED TO QUIT...
For twenty long years, Sheriff David Reichert played a cat and mouse game with the Green River killer who managed to stay one step ahead of Reichert, the local authorities, and even the FBI. But Reichert had no doubt in his mind that he was going to find the Green River killer-- no matter how long it took...

UNTIL JUSTICE WAS SERVED...
That day came in 2001 when DNA evidence linked fifty-two-year-old truck painter Gary Ridgway to three of the murder victims. The long nightmare was finally over for Reichert and the families of the murder victims. With startling insider disclosures and the fascinating forensic details of the relentless manhunt itself--Chasing the Devil exposes the heart of true evil and reveals the dauntless efforts behind one man's quest to chase it...

"Front-and-center account...straightforward...ultimately, the epic turns into a nightmare of gnawing anxiety...as gruesome as guilty pleasures get for rabid crime readers."
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