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Ver heard of 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 uiet reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughterWhen journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel. If he had been about five seconds slower getting out of his car and going into his apartment he would have been The One that night When we talk about the most prolific and horrifying serial killers such as Ted Bundy John Wayne Gacy Jeffrey Dahmer etc we should be adding another name to the list Israel KeyesPrior to the hype around this book and seeing that Last Podcast on the Left had covered him across a few episodes I really had never heard of this guy before which baffles me Keyes was a true monster evil incarnate Some of the details of his crimes left me feeling sick to my stomach and incredibly uneasy before bedtimeWell written true crime books are hard to come by which is why I choose to mostly get my true crime fix through podcasts but American Predator is one of the best I ve read It s informative and detailed without becoming dry and tedious Callahan tells the story of Israel Keyes by starting at what is technically the end by kicking it off with his arrest And this works really well as the narrative is told in such a manner where you learn the crimes in a similar order to law enforcementSomething I found uite alarming was the control that Keyes had over the investigation as well as the stubbornness of prosecutor Kevin Feldis who forced his position as interrogator when really this should have been left to those who had experience But hey the criminal justice system be fucked up sometimesAll in all a fantastic true crime novel This junkie would recommend adding it to your TBR 5 stars

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American Predator The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn “Best Book of 2019”A Washington Post “10 Books To Read in July”A Los Angeles Times “Seven Highly Anticipated Books for Summer Reading”A USA Today “20 of the Season’s Hottest New Books”A New York Post “25 Best Beach Reads of 2019 You Need to Pre Order Now”A Bustle “The Best New True Crime Books You Can Read Right Now”“Maureen Callahan’s deft reporting and stylish writing have created one of the all time great serial killer books sensitive chilling and completely impossible to put down” Ada Calhoun author of St Marks Is DeadTed Bundy John Wayne Gacy Jeffrey Dahmer The names of notorious serial killers are usually well known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness But most people have ne. Read This BookLiterally my face upon completionYou want to feel this way whilst reading a true crime don t you I mean don t youuite honestly this is by far one of the most disturbing books that I have ever read American Predator is a nonfiction account of the capture and subseuent investigation of serial killer Israel Keyes Fortunately for the reader this is much than a droll portrayal of one monster s heinous crimes Callahan creates a compelling recounting of the investigation of his case beginning with his final kill and going backward through timeI thought this was a clever formatting choice by the author It made the story seem like you were part of the investigation versus starting at the beginning of his life and moving forward that wayReading about Israel was completely disturbing for me Here was a man a contemporary of mine born in the same year and to walk through his crimes was shocking The fact that he traveled extensively in the state where I was living at the time was the icing on the cakeHis level of arrogance yet ability to plan and to leave no evidence was bone chilling He used his knowledge of surveillance and technology to constantly fly under the radar Making this even disturbing was the seemingly random selection of his victims There s so much but I don t want to give anything awayIn short read this book

SUMMARY American Predator The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century

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 dayAmerican Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of 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 to the limitations of traditional law enforceme. 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 book if you need a new true crime book


10 thoughts on “American Predator The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century

  1. says:

    Read This BookLiterally my face upon completionYou want to feel this way whilst reading a true crime don't you???

  2. says:

    American Predator The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan is a Viking publication When I first noticed this book the crime didn’t ring any bells for me As the blurb stated most of us had never heard of Israel Keyes As far I knew this was a true crime story I had heard nothing about

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    ”Payne and Bell recognized Keyes’ threat as the mind control of an experienced criminal Payne had learned it at uantico and heard variations in countless confessions‘You’ll regret it’ ‘I’ll hurt you’Neither is ‘I’ll kill you’ and that gives a victim hope The best criminals always leave that window open because it makes manipulating and controlling someone so much easier And victims often believe fatally that

  4. says:

    Wow what a book to start the year off with This was horrifying

  5. says:

    Billed as the most terrifying serial killer you’ve never heard of I first heard of Israel Keyes on the podcast Crime Junkie The why where and how he was caught and the hours of interrogation by investigators make up the bulk of this fascinating bookDespite multiple blunders by the police Keyes was arrested for the kidnapping of a

  6. says:

    “If he had been about five seconds slower getting out of his car and going into his apartment he would have been The One that night”When we talk about the most prolific and horrifying serial killers such as Te

  7. says:

    American Predator is the story of Alaskan serial killer Israel Keyes his crimes and how he was capturedI was chatting with a friend when the subject of what I was currently reading came up I mentioned this book and I began thinking

  8. says:

    This book could really give you nightmares thinking about this man randomly traveling the US with his buried ‘kill kits’ all over ready for him when the mood struck Maureen Callahan does a great job introducing us to a frightening killer whose true scope will never be known There was apparently some attempts to cover up his story by the government for a while when they caught up to him This was during a period that they were trying to n

  9. says:

    American Predator is by far one of the best true crime books I've read It has a fascinating format it starts wit

  10. says:

    This read like fiction Which is good in terms of reading experience but really terrifying considering the subject matter

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