American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century

A gripping tour de force of investigative journalism that takes us deep into the investigation behind one of the most frightening and enigmatic serial killers in modern American history, and into the ranks of a singular American police force: the Alaska PD Most of us have never heard of Israel Keyes. But he is one of the most ambitious, meticulous serial killers of modern t A gripping tour de force of investigative journalism that takes us deep into the investigation behind one of the most...

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Title:American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
Author:Maureen Callahan
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Genres:Crime
ISBN:052542864X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century Reviews

  • JanB
    Jul 19, 2019
    Billed as the most terrifying serial killer you?ve never heard of, I first heard of Israel Keyes on the podcast Crime Junkie. The why, where, and how he was caught, and the hours of interrogation by investigators, make up the bulk of this fascinating book. Despite multiple b...
  • Stephanie
    May 13, 2019
    True crime has been a guilty pleasure of mine for at least 30 years?I remember working in a public library and happily discovering the 364.1523 shelves (where even today I still browse, although TBH public library budgets often prevent a lot of trashy ephemeral reading material from ...
  • Marialyce
    Jul 19, 2019
    When choosing a book to read, Jan and I share curiosity into the psyche of people, especially those who seem to defy what it means to be human, to be empathetic, to be a functioning member of society. For those who go against everything we think is normal human behavior, the psychopath...
  • Amy Bruno
    Jul 28, 2019
    Fascinating, horrific, and well-written. Full review to come. ...
  • Glenda
    May 25, 2019
    4.5 stars Bundy and Bianchi really can't hold a candle to this one. American Predator looks into the crimes of a somewhat unknown modern-day serial killer named Israel Keyes. The author draws on interviews and legal recordings to paint a picture of a true sociopath. While there i...
  • Jill Hutchinson
    Aug 31, 2019
    This book has consistently received 4/5 star ratings and I was interested to learn about Israel Keyes, a serial killer that most people have never heard of, including me. Let me give credit to the author for her in-depth research and interviews with people who were peripherally involve...
  • Brandon
    Feb 25, 2019
    American Predator is the story of Alaskan serial killer Israel Keyes, his crimes and how he was captured. I was chatting with a friend when the subject of what I was currently reading came up. I mentioned this book and I began thinking about why I?m always drawn to true crime ? ...
  • Steve Tannuzzo
    Jun 11, 2019
    How can a serial killer operate for years without law enforcement tracking him down? If you're Israel Keyes, you plan your murders well in advance. You bury "murder kits" around the country to use when you finally decide it's time. You fly to one location and then drive out of state to...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Sep 11, 2019
    ?Payne and Bell recognized Keyes? threat as the mind control of an experienced criminal. Payne had learned it at Quantico and heard variations in countless confessions. ?You?ll regret it.? ?I?ll hurt you.? Neither is: ?I?ll kill you,? and that gives a victim...
  • Randi (randi_reads)
    Aug 31, 2019
    This is such an interesting and well-written and researched book. I was hooked from the first chapter. I have never heard of Israel Keyes as I am sure a lot of people haven't. In 2012, he abducted and killed Samantha Koenig in Anchorage, Alaska. He was later captured and, in police/FBI...
  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    Jul 24, 2019
    RATING: 3 STARS I first heard about this case on 48 Hours or Dateline and it blew me away. Just when you think you have seen it all with serial killers, then there comes the arrest of Israel Keyes. No law enforcement agency was aware of this serial killer. Meaning that they had not ...
  • Valerity (Val)
    Jul 30, 2019
    This book could really give you nightmares thinking about this man randomly traveling the US, with his buried ?kill kits? all over ready for him when the mood struck. Maureen Callahan does a great job introducing us to a frightening killer whose true scope will never be known. Ther...
  • Bonnie Brody
    Jul 06, 2019
    I finished this book last night and remained in a state of terror for a few hours. I made sure all my doors were locked, my security alarm was on, and the outside lights to the house were off. True crime books occasionally interest me but I was very anxious to read this one because I'd...
  • Brenda
    Aug 31, 2019
    3.5 stars ...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Jul 17, 2019
    I used to scour the internet to read about all the killers out there. Kids, women, partners, serial... it didn't matter - if it was true crime, I was reading about it. I can't imagine the hours I put into all of this. FASCINATING. There's no looking past the fact that these people are ...
  • Andy Klein
    Jul 03, 2019
    At times interesting and often disturbing, the book, in the end, was a disappointment. It had very little to do with the hunt for Keyes, and had much more to do with snippets of interviews of the man when in custody. I also found the hit job on the AUSA Kevin Feldis to be uncalled for....
  • Eric
    Jul 27, 2019
    American Predator by Maureen Callahan details the investigation and capture regarding serial killer Israel Keyes. Keyes was a one-man criminal enterprise who committed burglaries, arsons, sexual assaults, thefts and murders all across the USA until his capture in 2012. The book sta...
  • Jeanette
    Jul 21, 2019
    This is a most difficult read. For me, the first 50 to 70 pages was so dense with titles and layers of policing and Anchorage Alaska "knowns" that I found myself rereading. At times, entire sections of at least 2 pages. Many moving parts, and in a place where nearly all are at times "i...
  • Emily
    Jun 17, 2019
    American Predator is by far one of the best true crime books I've read. It has a fascinating format - it starts with Israel Keyes' final victim and works backward. It sounds like this could get sloppy, but Maureen Callahan weaves it together so well. I sometimes have trouble reading tr...
  • Karen Wright
    Jul 02, 2019
    This book does nothing but show how a serial killer is glorified in what he did, by highlighting his crimes and letting us know how his sick mind worked. The book is confusing from the start as it begins at the end. Then the author digs up old transcripts with the killer's own word...
  • Julie (A Girl and a Book)
    Aug 17, 2019
    **4.5** I think if you enjoyed I'll Be Gone in the Dark or the TV show Mindhunter, you will really enjoy this! I had never heard of this serial killer before but man..he was one evil dude. ...
  • Debbie
    Aug 09, 2019
    Terrifying topic. ...
  • Peter Monn
    Aug 12, 2019
    One of the best true crime books I have ever read! My full review will be up on my booktube channel at http://YouTube.com/peterlikesbooks ...
  • Scott
    Sep 17, 2019
    4.5 stars "As our society grows more mobile, and as the availability of weapons of mass destruction increases, the ability of the antisocial personality to realize his rapacious and murderous fantasies grows apace." -- former FBI agent / profiler Robert K. Ressler (who is said to ha...
  • Karen Abbott
    Jul 02, 2019
    Impeccably researched, gripping, chilling--I couldn't put it down (and didn't sleep for days!) ...
  • Shannon Kirk
    Jul 12, 2019
    Just go get this book and read it. I have read a lot of true crime novels and I honestly can say, this one is the most meticulously constructed and gripping. Read in one day and skipped meals, that gripping. That well done. Last year I raved and raved about John Carreyrou?s amazing B...
  • Cassie-Traveling Sister-
    Jun 12, 2019
    True crime is a topic that has always interested me. What goes on in someone?s mind that causes them to perform such brutal crimes? American Predator was exactly the book for me and I found myself wondering how is it that I have never heard of the serial killer Israel Keyes? Israel K...
  • Kayla
    Aug 06, 2019
    4.5 stars ...
  • Tracy Frenette
    Aug 14, 2019
    American Predator by Maureen Callaghan This was a biography, true crime story about the serial killer Israel Keyes from Alaska. So this was the first time I read a true crime story and I made sure to pick one that was highly recommended. I guess they are just not my cup of tea. I'm ...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    Aug 07, 2019
    WOW. I?ve got a new favourite true crime book to add to the list!! Absolutely terrifying, yet I couldn?t stop reading. Full review to come. ...