By Linda Wolfe
In 1994, Ricardo Caputo, item of a global FBI manhunt, became himself in, confessing to the brutal murders of 4 girls. For greater than 20 years, he had moved comfortably from one U.S. urban to the subsequent and around the Mexican border, changing his id, and killing with impunity. Now the lethal Don Juan, whom one detective referred to as "a appealing snake," has been chanced on. yet for Linda Wolfe, the hunt had simply begun...
Acclaimed for her incisive true-crime journalism, Linda Wolfe has explored a few of the darkest features of human nature. yet by no means prior to had she felt as visceral and stressful a response as she did to Ricardo Caputo. a few ten years prior, the author's good friend, big apple author and activist Jacqui Bernard, used to be murdered, and Wolfe had develop into confident that Caputo used to be the killer. His arrest, in 1994, propelled her on a deeply affecting, own odyssey. the result's a profoundly intimate and eloquent account of Linda Wolfe's war of words with Caputo—and of the tragedy and terror he left in his wake.
Seeking closure within the demise of her pal, Wolfe met with the households of either Caputo and his sufferers; she spoke with police investigators, psychiatrists who had taken care of Caputo, and attorneys on each side of the case; and he or she pored over deepest letters, diaries, and picture albums. She additionally carried out 3 felony interviews with Caputo. What emerges is not just a daunting and unforgettable portrait of a serial killer, yet a strong and poignant evocation of the lives he touched, twisted, and destroyed.
Distrusting Caputo's expressions of regret, looking the real explanation for his hand over, Wolfe strives to make feel of the seductive sociopath whose violence was once rooted in his chilhood in Argentina, and who unfold his venomous appeal from suburban ny to San Francisco's Pacific Heights. She items jointly profiles of the horny, winning, subtle ladies he preyed upon. and she or he addresses a few of the troubling felony concerns dealing with a justice approach that too usually turns criminals into celebrities, shifts blame to the sufferers, and permits defendants to abuse the madness safeguard.
Love Me To Death is greater than a triumph of investigative journalism. it's a candid, compelling tale of innocence and evil, crime and punishment—and Linda Wolfe's personal made up our minds quest to unmask and face the enemy.
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