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
CHASING THE DEVIL is the gripping firsthand account of Sheriff David Reichert's relentless pursuit of the Green River Killer--a 21-year odyssey full of near-misses and startling revelations.

For eight years, Sheriff David Reichert devoted his days and nights to capturing the Green River Killer. He was the first detective on the case in 1982, doggedly pursuing clues as the body count climbed to 49 and it became the most infamous unsolved case in the nation.

Frantically following all of his leads, 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 Reichert's hunt didn't end when he finally cornered a truck painter named Gary Ridgway. It would be yet another 11 haunting years before forensic science could prove Ridgway's guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt. Told in vivid detail by the man who knows the whole story, this is a real life suspense story of unparalleled heroism.

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I liked reading about the subject matter even though it was an awful crime, mostly about what it took to capture the Green River Killer and all of the changes to how things were investigated from ... Read full review

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A fascinating non-fiction look into the actual work of police in trying to solve the Green River murders and catch a serial killer. An account of the 20+ years Detective (and eventually Sheriff) David ... Read full review


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Congressman David Reichert was a sheriff in King County, Washington, for more than thirty years. He currently serves as Representative for the Eighth Congressional District of Washington and was first elected to the position in 2004.

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