Synopses & Reviews
Acclaimed for her "devastatingly accurate insight" andlt;Iandgt;(The New York Times Book Review)andlt;/Iandgt; into the criminal mind, Ann Rule has chronicled the most fascinating cases of our time in her bestselling Crime Files series. For this sixth stunning collection, Rule has culled from her private files the most-asked-about homicide cases -- riveting accounts of seemingly normal men and women who are compelled d by a murderous rage to suddenly lash out at innocent victims. andlt;BRandgt; Torn from the headlines, here is the case that shocked a nation: the Seattle city bus ride that turned to mayhem and murder at the hands of a gunman. Ann Rule unmasks the forces that drove quiet, clean-cut Silas Cool to shoot the driver, causing the bus to plunge off the Aurora Bridge into an apartment building. The catastrophe left three dead -- including Cool -- and dozens injured. While the scene unfolds as in a terrifying movie, Rule finds very real answers to the haunting question "how could this happen?" -- and expertly constructs the unseen chain of events that resulted in an explosive and shattering tragedy. andlt;BRandgt; Included here are nine other sensational cases that illuminate Rule's unique and authoritative view of the human psyche gone temporarily berserk. No one can match Rule's meticulous research, or reveal the motives to murder in such explicit and chilling detail. You may think you know who is safe and who is dangerous; in andlt;Iandgt;A Rage to Kill,andlt;/Iandgt; Ann Rule frighteningly shows that none of us are truly protected from the flashes of irrational violence that can erupt from the killers among us.
About the Author
is a former Seattle policewoman and the author of fourteen New York Times
bestsellers, including five Crime Files volumes prior to A Rage to Kill: In the Name of Love,
the #1 bestseller A Fever in the Heart, You Belong to Me, A Rose for Her Grave,
and The End of the Dream; Bitter Harvest,
the shattering case of Debora Green, a doctor and loving mother driven to lethal acts of vengeance; the #1 bestseller If You Really Loved Me,
a chilling chronicle of a millionaire's murderous secret life; Everything She Ever Wanted,
the terrifying story of a sociopathic Georgia belle and her fatal allure; Small Sacrifices,
the horrific account of a woman's homicidal assault on her three young children; The Stranger Beside Me,
the fascinating tale of Rule's dawning horror as she realized her friend and coworker, Ted Bundy, was a serial killer; the #1 New York Times
bestseller Dead by Sunset,
a nightmarish story of a charismatic man and the women who always gave him what he wanted -- sex, money, their very lives; The Want-Ad Killer; The I-Five Killer; The Lust Killer;
and the #1 New York Times
bestselling novel, Possession.
Ann Rule has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee and regularly presents seminars to scores of law enforcement agencies, including the FBI Academy. She served on the U.S. Justice Department task force that set up VI-CAP (the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program now in place at FBI headquarters) to track and trap serial killers. She lives near Seattle.
Table of Contents
andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Forewordandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A Bus to Nowhereandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Killer Who Planted His Own Cluesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Born to Kill?andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;As Close as a Brotherandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Profile of a Spree Killerandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Lost Ladyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;To an Athlete Dying Youngandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Ruby, Don?t Take Your Love to Townandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;That Was No Ladyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Killer Who Talked Too Much