Chasing the Devil: My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer

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Little, Brown, Jul 28, 2004 - True Crime - 320 pages
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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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Great price & shipping the usual hallmark of Overstock. Content is another matter factual but inflated with the first detectives ego. Ok collaboration. Congressman Reicherts first attempt at writing ... Read full review

Chasing the devil: my twenty-year quest to capture the Green River Killer

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Several years after Ted Bundy's killing spree began in Washington, the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history embarked on a murderous rampage that would remain unsolved for two decades. Both preyed ... Read full review


The River
Stranger to Stranger
Saviors and Sinners
A Prime Suspect
A Circle of Evidence
A OneSided
Playing CatchUp
Somebody Knows Something
Bad Behavior
One of Ten Thousand
Media Blitz
A Rocket Ride
Unfinished Business
Defining Justice
Families First and Last

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Reichert was the first detective assigned to the Green River murder cases. He lives in the suburbs south of Seattle.

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