Defending Gary. Unraveling the Mind of the Green River Killer

  • ID: 2239276
  • Book
  • 592 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Warning: Once You Pick Up This Book, You Won′t Be Able to Put It Down

"This can′t be the Green River Killer! He′s too ordinary! He′s too small. He′s too calm. He′s too polite! He can′t possibly have murdered forty–nine women. They can′t be serious! They must have screwed up! I didn′t realize then, but I was right. Gary Ridgway hadn′t killed forty–nine women. He′d killed even more than that."

Praise for Defending Gary

"Prothero offers his perspective on what remains a troubling case. He knows as much as anyone about the ′nasty, tricky little man′ . . ." Associated Press

" . . . both sober and titillating." The Seattle Times

"An extraordinary account of the most infamous serial killer in American history, ′The Green River Killer.′ This is definitely not your average true crime book. The book is a first–person account, well written, and with authors who provide interesting details of defending Gary Ridgway. The interrogation of Ridgway should be fascinating to law enforcement and anyone interested in serial killers. It certainly was to me. I highly recommend it."
Steve Egger, author, Killers Among Us: An Examination of Serial Murder and Its Investigation

"Defending Gary belongs on every bookshelf of every person interested in serial murder and death penalty cases from the defense perspective."
Ann Burgess, R.N., D.N.Sc., professor of psychiatric mental health nursing, Boston College, Connell School of Nursing, and coauthor, Sexual Homicides: Patterns and Motives

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Acknowledgments.

About Our Sources.

Part One: The News.

Part Two: The Team.

Part Three: The Deal.

Part Four: The Talk.

Part Five: The Truth.

Notes.

About the Authors.

Index.

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Mark Prothero was a co–lead defense attorney for Gary Ridgway ("the Green River Killer"). Currently, he is a criminal defense attorney and a partner in the law firm of Hanis Greaney, PLLC, in Kent, Washington.

Carlton Smith is an award–winning journalist who has worked for the Los Angeles Times, Willamette Week, and the Seattle Times. Smith was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting for his work on the Green River murder case.

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