At the Hands of a Stranger

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Pinnacle Books , May 1, 2012 - True Crime - 384 pages
I didn't kill them for any satisfaction. It was distasteful. It was dreadful. Of course, I was able to do it because of my general rage against society.

Meredith Emerson was a recent college graduate who disappeared while taking her beloved dog, Ella, for a hike on Georgia's Blood Mountain on New Year's Day, 2008. Cheryl Dunlap was a nurse whose body was found in Florida's Apalachicola National Forest after she failed to show up to teach her regular Sunday School class in December 2007. Vibrant, beautiful, caring women, loved by their friends and families, with everything to live for. . .until they fell into the trap of Gary Michael Hilton, a former Green Beret paratrooper and expert outdoorsman with a twisted lust for violence. What they suffered at his hands was unspeakable. Even after two convictions, the question remains--how many innocent victims were prey to his evil designs?

Includes killer's shocking confession and 16 pages of dramatic photos.

Case seen on 48 Hours

"Chilling true crime by a master storyteller." --Don Lasseter
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
29
Section 4
42
Section 5
59
Section 6
80
Section 7
93
Section 8
106
Section 17
260
Section 18
265
Section 19
271
Section 20
280
Section 21
288
Section 22
299
Section 23
306
Section 24
330

Section 9
126
Section 10
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Section 11
155
Section 12
172
Section 13
182
Section 14
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Section 15
249
Section 16
256
Section 25
337
Section 26
355
Section 27
358
Section 28
364
Section 29
368
Section 30
371
Section 31
375
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About the author (2012)

Lee Butcher is an award-winning journalist with thirty years of experience reporting and writing for newspapers, magazines, and television. He is the former editor of several newspapers and magazines, including Florida Trend, Texas Business, San Jose Business Journal, and The Staunton Mirror. Butcher studied writing at The Handy Colony and taught journalism for three years at The University of South Florida. He is the author of eight nonfiction books, including Sex, Money and Murder and For a Mother's Love, which were published by Pinnacle.

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