From the New York Times–bestselling author: The true story of a rage-fueled serial killer and justice served after he left his girlfriend for dead.
Frankie Cochran knew her boyfriend, David Gerard, was possessive, controlling, and prone to violent rages. When she tried to break up with him, Gerard threatened her with a hammer. One week later, he used it to club her in the head. Again. And again. Then he stabbed her in the throat—and left her for dead.
Miraculously, Cochran survived—but cops began to suspect Gerard of other vicious crimes. One of his previous girlfriends had died in a house fire, along with her children and mother. A local prostitute’s brutalized body was found in a pool of blood. But it was the unsolved murder of another woman—repeatedly run over on a country road—that finally exposed Gerard as a rage-driven monster.
Justice finally caught up with Gerard. Hounded by the tireless efforts of detectives and incriminated by DNA evidence as well as up-to-date forensics that matched the tire marks at a crime scene to Gerard’s car, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most dangerous killers was finally locked behind bars.
Includes 16 pages of shocking photos!
About the author
Robert Scott discovered that true-crime writing is incredibly interesting, as "You have to be part journalist, part detective and part analytical writer for the true crime market." Robert's books have detailed the lives of killers and victims, police detectives and FBI agents—from California to Iowa, from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. They've depicted stories from a murderous male/female team in the High Sierras to a psychopathic killer on the mean streets of Los Angeles. They've also told the stories of victims, from an exotic dancer, to a beautiful but naive college girl, to a loving and vulnerable ranch wife. "The lives of the victims, and the detectives who brought them justice, are vitally important in these stories," Robert said. "I absolutely believe in a comment related to me by an Assistant United States Attorney, 'To the living we owe respect, to the dead we owe the truth.'"
Robert is currently working on true crime books set in Oregon and Northern California. Robert has been on many television shows on Discovery ID, A&E, E!, and Tru TV.
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