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American Predator A gripping tour de force of investigative journalism that takes us deep into the investigation behind one of the most frightening and enigmatic serial killers in modern American history, and into the ranks of a singular American police force the Alaska PDMost of us have never heard of Israel Keyes But he is one of the most ambitious, meticulous serial killers of modern time The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented Described by a prosecutor as a force of pure evil, he was a predator who struck all over the United States He buried kill kits cash, weapons, and body disposal tools in remote locations across the country and over the course of fourteen years, would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits He would break into a stranger s house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours And then he would return home, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter.When journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel Keyes in 2012, she was captivated by how a killer of this magnitude could go undetected by law enforcement for over a decade And so began a project that consumed her for the next several years uncovering the true story behind how the FBI ultimately caught Israel Keyes, and trying to understand what it means for a killer like Keyes to exist A killer who left a path of monstrous, randomly committed crimes in his wake many of which remain unsolved to this day American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of on the ground interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes s life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and the limitations of traditional law enforcement, in one of America s most isolated environments Alaska when faced with a killer who defies all expectation and categorization. Free Download American Predator [ author ] Maureen Callahan [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. American Predator is the story of Alaskan serial killer Israel Keyes, his crimes and how he was captured.I was chatting with a friend when the subject of what I was currently reading came up I mentioned this book and I began thinking about why I m always drawn to true crime specifically serial killers mass murderers I certainly don t admire them nor do I particularly care why they do what they do Then I realized that I like to see how they inevitably slip up what is the tiny mistake they m American Predator is the story of Alaskan serial killer Israel Keyes, his crimes and how he was captured.I was chatting with a friend when the subject of what I was currently reading came up I mentioned this book and I began thinking about why I m always drawn to true crime specifically serial killers mass murderers I certainly don t admire them nor do I particularly care why they do what they do Then I realized that I like to see how they inevitably slip up what is the tiny mistake they make that lands them in prison American Predator is one of those books that spotlights just such a mistake In fact, it was a whole baker s dozen of mistakes.I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.In late 2012, writer Maureen Callahan penned an article for the NY Post about a recently decease...

  2. American Predator is by far one of the best true crime books I ve read It has a fascinating format it starts with Israel Keyes final victim and works backward It sounds like this could get sloppy, but Maureen Callahan weaves it together so well I sometimes have trouble reading true crime because of how dry it can be, but this book was addicting as hell and not dry at all The author tells a story, and doesn t just shout facts at you I loved it, and I highly recommend picking up this boo American Predator is by far one of the best true crime books I ve read It has a fascinating format it starts with Israel Keyes final victim and works backward It sounds like this could get sloppy, but Maureen Callahan weaves it together so well I sometimes have trouble reading true crime because of how dry it can be, but this book was addicting as hell and not dry at all The author tells a s...

  3. True crime is a topic that has always interested me What goes on in someone s mind that causes them to perform such brutal crimes American Predator was exactly the book for me and I found myself wondering how is it that I have never heard of the serial killer Israel Keyes Israel Keyes a seemingly normal guy living in anchorage Alaska who was a construction worker and no one suspected him being pure evil How did this man get away with murder well let me explain This man would fly to a city r True crime is a topic that has always interested me What goes on in someone s mind that causes them to perform such brutal crimes American Predator was exactly the book for me and I found myself wondering how is it that I have never heard of the serial killer Israel Keyes Israel Keyes a seemingly normal guy living in anchorage Alaska who was a construction worker and no one suspected him being pure evil How did this man get away with murder well let me explain This man would fly to a city rent a car and drive thousands of miles to bury his kill kits this is what set him apart from other killers He did a ton of advance planning His kill kits included weapons, duct tape, cable ties gloves and so muchWhen he buries these kill kits sometimes he wouldn t return for them for years, he would dig them up and have his way with whomever What scares me is that most of his victims will never be found due to Israel never leaving evidence The book begins with the disap...

  4. True crime has been a guilty pleasure of mine for at least 30 years I remember working in a public library and happily discovering the 364.1523 shelves where even today I still browse, although TBH public library budgets often prevent a lot of trashy ephemeral reading material from making it to the shelves These days, true crime has become a pop culture THING, and there s no shortage of readily available books, movies, and podcasts dedicated to what used to be very much a niche market I was True crime has been a guilty pleasure of mine for at least 30 years I remember working in a public library and happily discovering the 364.1523 shelves where even today I still browse, although TBH public library budgets often prevent a lot of trashy ephemeral reading material from making it to the shelves These days, true crime has become a pop culture THING, and there s no shortage of readily available books, movies, and podcasts dedicated to what used to be very much a niche market I was very happy to receive an ARC of American Predator by Maureen Callahan from Penguin Group Viking and NetGalley in exchange for this honest review.The blurb for this book says most of us have never heard of Israel Keyes But he is one of the most ambitious, meticulous serial killers of modern time Possibly coincidence, but I felt like I was WAYfamiliar with the crimes this unspeakably evil man committed than I might like, because v...

  5. 4.5 starsBundy and Bianchi really can t hold a candle to this one.American Predator looks into the crimes of a somewhat unknown modern day serial killer named Israel Keyes The author draws on interviews and legal recordings to paint a picture of a true sociopath While there is not the drawn out background and legalese type writing that authors like Ann Rule are known for, I give kudos to author Maureen Callahan for writing an honest narrative with the information she was given and letting us 4.5 starsBundy and Bianchi really can t hold a candle to this one.American Predator looks into the crimes of a somewhat unknown modern day serial killer named Israel Keyes The author draws on interviews and legal recordings to paint a picture of a true sociopath While there is not the drawn out background and legalese type writing that authors like Ann Rule are known for, I give kudos to author Maureen Callahan for writing an honest narrative with the information she was given and letting us know what info she was not given, which I find very interesting I remember hearing about Israel Keyes after his death There seemed to be have been several people in my small mountain town who knew him or remembered some creepy dude who fit the description Was it really him Who knows It wouldn t surprise me if he was involved in the deaths of a mom and daughter on a hiking trail in the Cascades, nor would it surprise me if he was...

  6. One of the best true crime novels I ve ever read Israel Keyes is an absolute mad man and yet he s sane His completely random and unrelated acts of evil are incredibly terrifying and had me sleeping with the lights on while reading This is right up there with I ll Be Gone in...

  7. Wowsers This is a true true crime book I couldn t put it down It s terrifying and so upsetting.

  8. It s not easy to write a good true crime book My criteria for judging the genre is 5 stars for a book like In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, The Executioner s Song by Norman Mailer, and anything written by Thomas Thompson Four stars for anything by Ann Rule It s very rare to find a book worthy of five stars, though I have found several over the years Four stars is a little bit easier to find, and a good example might be Maureen Callahan s new book, American Predator.Callahan s serial kil It s not easy to write a good true crime book My criteria for judging the genre is 5 stars for a book like In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, The Executioner s Song by Norman Mailer, and anything written by Thomas Thompson Four stars for anything by Ann Rule It s very rare to find a book worthy of five stars, though I have found several over the years Four stars is a little bit easier to find, and a good example might be Maureen Callahan s new book, American Predator.Callahan s serial killer, Israel Keyes, is a scary guy and the epitome of a stranger killer I don t ...

  9. Wow what a crazy read If you know my bookish habits, you know that I struggle reading nonfiction on paper and usually resort to audiobooks I attribute this to my need for a somewhat fast paced plot, and informational texts don t often read like thrillers But I adore documentaries and podcasts, so audio is the medium in which NF is most enjoyable for me.I read this one in under 24 hours, guys It was that good Written by award winning investigative journalist, Maureen Callahan, this book de Wow what a crazy read If you know my bookish habits, you know that I struggle reading nonfiction on paper and usually resort to audiobooks I attribute this to my need for a somewhat fast paced plot, and informational texts don t often read like thrillers But I adore documentaries and podcasts, so audio is the medium in which NF is most enjoyable for me.I read this one in under 24 hours, guys It was that good Written by award winning investigati...

  10. Bone chilling and spooky I had never heard of Israel Keyes until this book This guy was ipso facto cray cray The methodology and intellect he used in carrying out his murders was shocking The amount of blunders that happened in the case were also s...

  11. It s been a long time since I ve read true crime Terrible dreams sometimes accompany true crime books This was a good book for encouraging terrible dreams.

  12. Israel Keyes held a great many secrets that we ll never learn This book was great insight into a bit of his mind but also made me so angry I want to know so much

  13. American Predator The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan is the very highly recommended account of the serial killer Israel Keyes.This is one truly frightening examination of a serial killer Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented Described by a prosecutor as a force of pure evil, Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States He bu American Predator The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan is the very highly recommended account of the serial killer Israel Keyes.This is one truly frightening examination of a serial killer Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented Described by a prosecutor as a force of pure evil, Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States He buried kill kits cash, weapons, and body disposal tools in remote locations across the country Over the course of fourteen years, Keyes would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits He would break into a stranger s house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours And then he would return home to Alaska, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to ...

  14. I assume you are reading this review because you love true crime and feel the need to be terrified If that s your goal, then you are in the right spot Israel Keyes is one of the most terrifying serial killers that the US has had, simply because he had no pattern Most of his victims will never be found because the man left no real evidence I have listened to a few podcasts and watched a documentary on his case, but none of them have been as detailed and engaging as this book.The story starts I assume you are reading this review because you love true crime and feel the need to be terrified If that s your goal, then you are in the right spot Israel Keyes is one of the most terrifying serial killers that the US has had, simply because he had no pattern Most of his victims will never be found because the man left no real evidence I have listened to a few podcasts and watched a documentary on his case, but none of them have been as detailed and engaging as this book.The story starts at the end With Samantha s disappearance from the coffee kiosk, a story many true crim...

  15. Anyone one of us could have been a victim of Israel Keyes and that my friends is what made this bookterrifying than most horror books I have read Israel Keyes was a serial killer but one very different from what comes to mind when you hear those words He didn t just kill women who say, looked like or reminded him of the mother father grandma etc who abused him He had no type Men, women, old, young, a single person, couples it didn t matter We like to tell ourselves that ther Anyone one of us could have been a victim of Israel Keyes and that my friends is what made this bookterrifying than most horror books I have read Israel Keyes was a serial killer but one very different from what comes to mind when you hear those words He didn t just kill women who say, looked like or reminded him of the mother father grandma etc who abused him He had no type Men, women, old, young, a single person, couples it didn t matter We like to tell ourselves that there must be a method to the madman s madness, if only to convince ourselves that there are steps we can take to avoid being that next victim But literally anyone could have ended up being this psycho s next victim This book walks you through the Keyes investigation and does a great job of shining a light on the severe problems with it. From the issues that come from numerous jurisdict...