Did Lizzie Borden murder her own father and stepmother? Was Jack the Ripper actually the Duke of Clarence? Who killed JonBenet Ramsey? America's foremost expert on criminal profiling and twenty-five-year FBI veteran John Douglas, along with author and filmmaker Mark Olshaker, explores those tantalizing questions and more in this mesmerizing work of detection. With uniquely gripping analysis, the authors reexamine and reinterpret the accepted facts, evidence, and victimology of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime, including the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Zodiac Killer, and the Whitechapel murders. Utilizing techniques developed by Douglas himself, they give detailed profiles and reveal chief suspects in pursuit of what really happened in each case. The Cases That Haunt Us not only offers convincing and controversial conclusions, it deconstructs the evidence and widely held beliefs surrounding each case and rebuilds them -- with fascinating, surprising, and haunting results.
For FBI profiler Jake Donovan, the stakes are higher than ever before: he has to get to whoever has 'disappeared' a crucial weapons researcher before nationally security is fatally breached, and he has to get to them before they get to him and those he loves most. Terrorists have blown up a Congressman's plane over Washington and the FBI Director has called on Jake to profile the possible perpetrators. But before he can get started the government mysteriously yanks him off the case. Meanwhile Jake's love life isn't going well, his former wife is no fan of his and his money is running out. However, when his financial backer, Mrs De Vries, asks the Broken Wings team to investigate the whereabouts of her missing niece, Donovan's investigation leads right to the centre of the national crisis. MAN DOWN delivers page-turning action and a stunning denouement that will attract legions of new admirers to the world of Jake Donovan and his band of profilers.
Olshaker's talent for medical thrillers, evident in Unnatural Causes (Morrow, 1986. o.p.), makes this a first-rate thriller general readers will not be able to put aside. Having written the PBS series Mind of a Serial Killer, Olshaker has taken his knowledge and crafted a totally convincing work whose unexpected twists and jolts make it unforgettable. Detective Cassandra Mansfield of the Washington, D.C., police department pursues someone who is gruesomely murdering young women with the precision of a surgeon. The killer's style is reminiscent of a notorious murderer who committed suicide months before. However, the murderer's brother is a practicing neurosurgeon with a questionable past. Mansfield races against time to find the killer before he strikes again. For popular collections.Click to Purchase