—Inside the mind of one of the nation’s most feared thrill
“Silent Rage” is the shocking true history of serial killer
Carroll Edward “Eddie” Cole. Raised by an abusive mother and weak father, Cole
accomplished his first murder before he was ten years old. He went on to murder
at least 14 women. Sexual attacks, necrophilia, and cannibalization peppered
Backed by 32 weeks of exclusive interviews with Cole and
years of exhaustive research, Michael Newton paints one of the most chilling
true portraits of the development of a sociopathic personality ever made
available to the public. Newton traces Cole’s gruesome career across four
decades, until Cole’s execution by the
state of Nevada.
They are law enforcement’s most elusive prey. More dangerous
than hitmen, gang assassins, and crowd snipers, the “recreational killer” is
almost impossible to capture. Choosing their victims at random, drifting from
town to town, their brutal crimes leave a smoking trail of bloodshed across the
nation—and many of them are never apprehended until they decide to turn
themselves in. This year, 3,500 “thrill killings” will go unsolved. Cole’s
story is a searing lesson in the horror of crimes like this—and the terrifying
inability of our society to prevent them.
Criminal profiling by a criminal was not invented by the dramatists of Dexter.
Novelist and true-crime writer Colin Wilson, author of the famous and influential book The Outsider, remarks in his introduction to Brady's book that one must first explore the depraved reaches of human consciousness to truly understand human character.
When first released in 2001, The Gates of Janus sparked controversy attended by a huge media splash. The new edition, the first in paperback, provides the reader with a decade and a half of updates, including Brady's letters to the publisher, both providing information regarding his own demented history along with demands that Feral House remove its unflattering afterword written by author Peter Sotos.