Eye of the Beast: The True Story of Serial Killer James Wood

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 1999 - True Crime - 272 pages
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For a serial killer, his style is unique. No elaborate rituals. No predetermine victims. Just an instant, uncontrollable urge to kill.

On a summer afternoon in 1993, an eleven-year-old girl sets out through her familiar neighborhood to collect payments on her paper route. In one home she meets a harmless-looking stranger. Driven by an unstoppable desire, James Wood will make this route her last.

The grisly murder of Jeralee Underwood was the final crime in James Wood's lifetime career of armed robbery, kidnapping, rape, and murder. Not until the Underwood case, which brought terror to a close-knit Idaho community, did crime experts begin to piece together a detailed profile of Wood's depraved personality and successfully hunt him down. Unlike other serial killers, Wood acted purely on impulse, to strike out the instincts of a bloodthirsty predator. Based on four years of meticulous researched by the detective who captured Wood, and other forensic experts on the case, this is the true story of how a sociopath is bred-and what it takes to trap him at his own deadly game.

With eight pages of startling photos!
 

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I am the step daughter of Jameswood and its like they as in eeveryone turned there backs on me and no one knows the horror I lived from 9yrs.old til he was finally caught.. Every one took his side and I recorded him on tape one night and he did not know ...went to police with tape he left grand cane LA. On the run
I could not believe Scottshaw as if he was really hunting him!!! Child pprotection. My mother ext No one bbelieved me. Scott shaw is no better than jimmy
 

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my brother is in the book that was scary but i wasnt born yet when it happened in the book it was at the piolot house

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About the author (1999)

A Miami native and professional restauranteur, Scott Shaw has written about Cuba for Cigar Cafe On-Line and small business for Inc. magazine. His forthcoming book, LET'S ELOPE, covers another subject close to his heart, having been inspired by his own real-life elopement. Mr. Shaw lives in Alexandria, Virginia where he is currently working on a spy novel set in pre-revolutionary Cuba.

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