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Whoever Fights Monsters by Robert K. Ressler & Tom Shachtman
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Whoever Fights Monsters

My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI

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Narrator Tom Perkins
Length 11 hours 25 minutes
Language English
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Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned from them how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us—and put them behind bars. Now the man who coined the phrase "serial killer" and advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how he has tracked down some of the nation's most brutal murderers.

Just as it happened in The Silence of the Lambs, Ressler uses the evidence at a crime scene to put together a psychological profile of the killers. From the victims they choose, to the way they kill, to the often grotesque souvenirs they take with them, Ressler unlocks the identities of these vicious killers for the police to capture.

Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for America's most dangerous psychopaths. It is a terrifying journey you will not forget.

Robert K. Ressler (1937-2013) was a criminologist in private practice and the Director of Forensic Behavioral Services International, a Virginia based consulting company. Robert was an expert in the area of violent criminal offenders, particularly in the area of serial and sexual homicide. He was a specialist in the area of criminology, behavioral analysis, crime scene analysis, homicide, sexual assaults, threat assessment, workplace violence, and hostage negotiation. Robert was a twenty-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving sixteen years in the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit as a supervisory special agent and criminologist, retiring in 1990. He innovated many of the programs which led to the formulation of the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. He became the first Program Manager of the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) in 1985. He originated and directed the FBI's first research program of violent criminal offenders, interviewing and collecting data on 36 serial and sexual killers resulting in two text books, Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives and the Crime Classification Manual. He also coauthored his autobiography, Whoever Fights Monsters, Justice is Served, and I Have Lived in the Monster. He has been credited with coining the term "serial killer." Robert's books and real life experiences have been the inspiration for many books authored by Mary Higgins Clark and other authors and the films Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Copycat, and The X Files. He had lectured at and been a consultant to law enforcement agencies, universities, writers, television networks, and corporations in the U.S. and abroad. He appeared on many major television and radio networks and has been featured in numerous printed media articles in major newspapers and magazines, worldwide.

Tom Shachtman has written or coauthored more than thirty-five books, including Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries, Rumspringa, and Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold. He has also written documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC, and has taught at New York University and lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Georgia Tech, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian's National History Museum.

An award-winning audio engineer for over forty years, Tom Perkins has expanded his skills to narrating and has more than sixty titles to his credit. He learned by working with the world's best voice talent during his career, and he continues to engineer a variety of projects.

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