In the 25th anniversary of this true crime masterpiece, acclaimed author Steve Jackson recounts the intriguing pursuit and long awaited conviction of a charismatic, monstrous psychopath.
On a snowy winter evening in 1982, twenty-one-year-old Mary Brown accepted a ride from a handsome stranger in the resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado. What followed was a nightmare of unspeakable cruelty. Miraculously, Mary survived her horrific ordeal, but the true depths of her attacker’s malevolence were yet to be revealed. For him, the violence had only just begun.
After ten years in prison, Tom Luther was released a far more vicious criminal. Often compared to Ted Bundy, Luther cut a deadly swath from the Rockies to West Virginia, luring a chain of women into the black hole of his murderous vision.
One cop was obsessed with catching this brutal killer--and pinning at least one Colorado murder on him. But as Luther led Detective Scott Richardson through a maze of lies and deception, the stakes began to rise. From the Rockies to West Virginia, young women were coming face to face with a murderous monster raging out of control. And none of them were coming out alive.
In this gripping true crime masterpiece, acclaimed author Steve Jackson recounts the intriguing pursuit and long-awaited conviction of a charismatic, monstrous psychopath. By delving deep into the heart of true evil, Jackson offers valuable lessons on what makes violent predators tick, and what can be done to limit their relentless toll on society.