By Maryanne Vollers
He was once presupposed to be lifeless. 5 years after Eric Rudolph escaped into the mountains of North Carolina, the FBI had lengthy given that deserted the most important manhunt ever introduced on U.S. soil. The fugitive accused of bombing the Atlanta Olympics, a homosexual bar, and abortion clinics, leaving a path of carnage around the southeast, had develop into a determine of people legend. lots of his pursuers proposal he had both skipped the rustic or crawled right into a cave to die. in truth, Rudolph have been haunting the mountains and cities he knew most sensible, pilfering meals, stealing vehicles, stalking the lads who hunted him, and preserving his secrets and techniques buried within the woods. Then one evening Rudolph received careless, and a rookie cop captured him a couple of miles from the place he had first disappeared. yet even in custody, Rudolph remained a mystery.
In Lone Wolf, Maryanne Vollers brings the reader within probably the most sensational circumstances of family terrorism in American heritage. as well as her unheard of correspondence with Rudolph, Vollers had entry to the FBI, the ATF, federal prosecutors, participants of Rudolph's safeguard staff, and his kin to re-create the tale in all its sweeping breadth and complexity.
Lone Wolf asks the inevitable questions: who's Eric Rudolph, and why did he kill? Is he the hate-filled neo-Nazi defined through federal brokers, or is he the passionate, curious, and fascinating guy defined by way of his attorneys and his family members? Can either personalities exist in a single infrequent, complex, and lethal individual?
The profilers and psychologists Vollers interviews establish Rudolph as a "lone offender," a self-appointed avenger without actual alliances and no significant social ties. It places Rudolph within the comparable classification as Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma urban bomber, and Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. The "lone wolf" believes background will pass judgement on him to be a hero. Society judges him to be a monster. with no wasting sight of the hideous violence of his crimes, Lone Wolf seeks to place a human face in this iconic killer because it explores the painful mysteries of the human heart.
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