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Murder on the Rails: The True Story of the Detective Who Unlocked the Shocking Secrets of the Boxcar Serial Killer

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When a down-on-his-luck Vietnam veteran is bludgeoned and stabbed to death in his campsite close to a railroad crossing, Detective Sergeant Bill Palmini has a gut feeling that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Taking command, he swiftly embeds a trusted informant into the shadowy subculture of rail hoppers. What the veteran cop doesn't know, however, is that the murderer is already thousands of miles away and the brutal killing is just one of scores, possibly hundreds, he has committed. Following the killer's bloody trail of death and terror over an eightmonth period, Palmini learns of a violent, predatory pack of criminals: the FTRA. Freight Train Riders of America. This drug-fueled, counter-culture gang from hell lives by a vicious code of robbery, rape and murder on the rails--and Palmini's prey is one of its most feared members. The killer, Robert Silveria, is captured and Palmini begins to interrogate him. A strange, inexplicable bond forms between them. As the relationship deepens, Silveria confesses to a fourteen-year killing spree and murders in twenty eight states. At his trial, the serial killer is sentenced to life in prison and Palmini continues working with the FBI and other law enforcement groups to crack down on the vicious FTRA gang and make the nation's rails safer for all of us.

Synopsis:

Detective Palmini, lead investigator in the 1996 "Boxcar Serial Killer" case, reveals the true story of Robert Silveria, who confessed to a series of grisly murders across the country as a member of a violent, predatory pack of criminals: the Freight Train Riders of America. Includes photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882822709
Publisher:
New Horizon Press
Subject:
United states
Author:
Palmini, William G.
Author:
Chalupa, Tanya
Author:
Palmini, William
Author:
Ramirez, Beth Reed
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Murder - Serial Killers
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Serial murders -- United States.
Subject:
Serial murder investigation -- United States.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
6.86x4.20x.86 in. .33 lbs.

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Murder on the Rails: The True Story of the Detective Who Unlocked the Shocking Secrets of the Boxcar Serial Killer
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"Synopsis" by , Detective Palmini, lead investigator in the 1996 "Boxcar Serial Killer" case, reveals the true story of Robert Silveria, who confessed to a series of grisly murders across the country as a member of a violent, predatory pack of criminals: the Freight Train Riders of America. Includes photos.
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