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Eye of the Beast: The True Story of Serial Killer James Wood (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

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ISBN13: 9780312968823
ISBN10: 0312968825
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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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airsign69, August 25, 2008 (view all comments by airsign69)
James Wood's uncle is the reason that the investigators caught him. I lived in Island Park at the time of Jeralees disappearance. In fact, James Wood came very close to abducting me one rainy Spring night outside of a truck stop in Island Park. A carload of teenagers saved my life, I will forever be grateful that my guardian angel was watching over me. Poor Jeralee, she was abducted a couple of months after my run in with him. I think of her often, her innocent face on missing posters.
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Navymomx2, April 24, 2008 (view all comments by Navymomx2)
What is not known is that this so called tight knit community turned on the one man who would have made sure Jimmy died before coming to trial. That would have been David Haggard, my beloved uncle. This town threw garbage at his home and treated him as if he was to blame for Jaralee's death. Sure James lived with my uncle but my uncle would have given his last dollar to a fellow human to help them out. Had he known what Jimmy had done he would have blown his head off. This incident so devastated David that he had a brain bleed and let his health go. My uncle died in a lonely cabin in a small town. My hope is that when James had his heart attack in prison, the guards stood outside his cell and heckled him. Torture? Maybe. But would have been deserved.
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The True Story of Serial Killer James Wood
Adams, Terry
Brooks-Mueller, Mary
Shaw, Scott
St. Martin's True Crime
United States :
Case studies
Serial murders
Murder - General
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Mass market paperback
St. Martin's True Crime Library
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6.89x4.21x.75 in. .32 lbs.

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