"The FBI's pioneer and master of investigative profiling." –Patricia Cornwell
"At his best describing terrible crimes." –Houston Chronicle
"A real genius." –Entertainment Weekly
"At the top of his form." –James Patterson
It is mankind's most abominable crime: murder. No one is better acquainted with the subject and its wrenching challenges than John Douglas, the FBI's pioneer of criminal profiling, and the model for Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs. In this provocative and deeply personal book, the most prominent criminal investigator of our time offers a rare look into the workings not only of the justice system--but of his own heart and mind. Writing with award-winning partner Mark Olshaker, Douglas opens up about his most notorious and baffling cases--and shows what it's like to confront evil in its most monstrous form.
"Douglas can claim a rare authenticity regarding the evil that men do." --Kirkus Reviews
"A fascinating and, at times, graphic tour of the criminal mind." --Library Journal
Includes dramatic photos
About the Author
John Edward Douglas served as a special agent of the FBI for 25 years. He is widely admired as the leading expert on criminal personality profiling and modern criminal investigative analysis. A veteran of the Air Force, he holds a doctorate degree in adult education and is the author of numerous books, including the #1 international bestseller Mindhunter.
Mark Olshaker is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, New York Times bestselling non-fiction author, and critically acclaimed novelist who has worked with Douglas for many years.