—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.
In the summer of 1969, in Los Angeles, a series of brutal, seemingly random murders captured headlines across America. A famous actress (and her unborn child), an heiress to a coffee fortune, a supermarket owner and his wife were among the seven victims. A thin trail of circumstances eventually tied the Tate-LeBianca murders to Charles Manson, a would-be pop singer of small talent living in the desert with his "family" of devoted young women and men. What was his hold over them? And what was the motivation behind such savagery? In the public imagination, over time, the case assumed the proportions of myth. The murders marked the end of the sixties and became an immediate symbol of the dark underside of that era.
Vincent Bugliosi was the prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, and this book is his enthralling account of how he built his case from what a defense attorney dismissed as only "two fingerprints and Vince Bugliosi." The meticulous detective work with which the story begins, the prosecutor's view of a complex murder trial, the reconstruction of the philosophy Manson inculcated in his fervent followers…these elements make for a true crime classic. Helter Skelter is not merely a spellbinding murder case and courtroom drama but also, in the words of The New Republic, a "social document of rare importance."Some images in this ebook are not displayed due to permissions issues.