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Chasing the Devil
By Sheriff David Reichert
Read by Dennis Bousikaris
CHASING THE DEVIL
My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer
By Sheriff David Reichert
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris
Time Warner AudioBooks, (2004)
A recording on 5 CDs
Reviewed by Carmella Cruz – February 21, 2005
This is the true story of Sheriff David Reichert of King County Washington, who for twenty years was a man obsessed with capturing a diabolical and elusive murderer. His quest to capture this monster gives new meaning to obsession. The crimes, committed in Washington State, were to become infamously known as the Green River Murders. It is also the story of Gary Ridgeway, a man, who methodically murdered at least 49, (yes 49 women). The crimes and the capture read like a work of fiction.
The accomplished actor Dennis Bousikaris reads the book with dramatic effect, conveying Reichert's frustration and compulsion to bring to justice this country's most prolific serial killers. Sheriff Reichert and Dennis Bousikaris give the women, mostly prostitutes, and their families a voice.
The listener is taken on the journey from the first victim in 1982 until Ridgway's confession in 2001. It is an odyssey beyond belief.
This audio book presents actual recordings of Reichert's interviews with Gary Ridgeway and the serial murderer Ted Bundy. These interviews are chilling but give the listener a unique insight into the mind of the serial killer. A chilling experience, graphic violence, sexual situations.
The violence of the murders is graphically presented, the compulsion of the killer vividly described and the necrophilia involved in this case make Chasing the Devil a most appropriate title.
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