The Unknown Darkness

The Unknown Darkness From One Of The Country S Most Preeminent Criminal Profilers Comes This Gripping, Behind The Scenes Account Of America S Most Disturbing And Complex Serial Killer And Murder Investigations A Former Supervisory Special Agent In The FBI S Behavioral Science Unit, Gregg McCrary Takes Us Deep Into The Minds Of The Nation S Shrewdest And Most Sinister Predators In The Unknown Darkness, He Digs Beneath The Crime Scene To Examine In Raw First Person Detail The Lethal Competition Between The Country S Deviously Dangerous Killers And The Dedicated Professionals Who Are Determined To Get Them Off The Streets.In The Basement Offices Of The FBI Academy At Quantico, Virginia Now Familiar From The Books And Films The Silence Of The Lambs And Hannibal McCrary Served In One Of The Most Elite Forces For Criminal Investigation In The World, Profiling Criminals For Over Twenty Five Years In Than A Thousand Cases Involving Homicide, Serial Murder, Kidnapping, And Sexual Assault He Takes Us Inside His Process On Some Of His Most Fascinating Cases, Including The Sam Sheppard Case In Revisiting This Classic Case, What New Material Did McCrary S Analysis Discover The Poet S Shadow The Strange Story Of Jack Unterweger And The Hunt For An International Serial Killer That Had A Bizarre Twist.The Buddhist Temple Massacre What Did The Crime Scene Reveal About The Shocking Evil That Resulted In The Deaths Of Nine Gentle People The Unknown Darkness Also Explores The Strengths And Pitfalls Of Modern Criminal Investigation And Offers Vivid Details About What Happens At A Crime Scene, What Is Actually Involved In Bringing A Killer To Justice, And Finally What Kind Of A Person Is Able To Devote His Or Her Life To Grappling With The Predators Among Us Daring To Relive The Often Harrowing Experiences Of His Time With The FBI, McCrary Has Put Together An Eye Opening Account Of Ten Of America S Most Frightening And Riveting Manhunts He Has Also Written An Engrossing Narrative On Our Justice System From The Perspective Of Someone Who Has Lived It Day To Day. I m a fan of true crime I m a fan of psychological thrillers I m a fan of books that explore behavior and why we do the things we do both normal and abnormal psychology AND soI really enjoyed this The Unknown Darkness was written by Gregg McCrary with the help of Katherine Ramsland McCrary, the narrator, is a former Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI s Behavioral Science Unit and considered one of the country s preeminent criminal profilers, or so the book claims.I personally enjoye I m a fan of true crime I m a fan of psychological thrillers I m a fan of books that explore behavior and why we do the things we do both normal and abnormal psychology AND soI really enjoyed this The Unknown Darkness was written by Gregg McCrary with the help of Katherine Ramsland McCrary, the narrator, is a former Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI s Behavioral Science Unit and considered one of the country s preeminent criminal profilers, or so the book claims.I personally enjoyed the organization of the book, which starts with a brief introduction to McCrary and the FBI s Behavioral Science Unit and quickly transitions into a recounting of various cases during McCrary s tenure and the BSU s role in helping local police d
This is among the most useful books in my crime library Gregg McCrary and Katherine Ramsland have written a fascinating can t put it down study of his cases while he was an FBI profiler one of the best and most well known of a distinguished group of people.It s exceedingly well told and tightly written, and the cases themselves are stunning noneso than the story of German serial killer Jack Unterweger, the most terrifying murderer I have ever read about Mr McCrary s role in the inve This is among the most useful books in my crime library Gregg McCrary and Katherine Ramsland have written a fascinating can t put it down study of his cases while he was an FBI profiler one of the best and most well known of a distinguished group of people.It s exceedingly well told and tightly written, and the cases themselves are stunning noneso than the story of German serial killer Jack Unterweger, the most terrifying murderer I have ever read about Mr McCrary s role in the
I have read all of John Douglas s books I think and a couple by Robert Ressler, so I was intrigued to come across this book written by someone who worked in the same unit as both men Douglas and Ressler clearly had a falling out, as they tell overlapping stories with little or no acknowledgement of the existence, let alone input, of the other I was hoping McCrary s book might shed some light on that To my disappointment and his credit, it really didn t.Several of the stories recounted here I have read all of John Douglas s books I think and a couple by Robert Ressler, so I was intrigued to come across this book written by someone who worked in the same unit as both men Douglas and Ressler clearly had a falling out, as they tell overlapping stories with little or no acknowledgement of the existence, let alone input, of the other I was hoping McCrary s book might shed some light on that To my disappointment and his credit, it really didn t.Several of the stories recounted here are ones any follower of true crime stories are familiar with Arthur Shawcross in Rochester, Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka in Canada, and Mark Hofmann in Utah And a great manypeople are at least somewhat familiar with some iteration of the Sam Sheppard case in Ohio
The Unknown Darkness is definitely a good read I highly recommend it if you re really interested in psychology and criminology So far, this is the best profiling crime book I ve read This book goes in depth about the mind of psychopaths and how you can learn to think like them It teaches you techniques along the way of how you can learn to be one step ahead of the criminal He writes about his accomplishments, and even his failures This book is good for information of what it s like to be The Unknown Darkness is definitely a good read I highly recommend it if you re really interested in psychology and criminology So far, this is the best profiling crime book I ve read This book goes in depth about the mind of psychopaths and how you can
I have read a lot of profiler books and this was pretty good I find that profiling books are reallyabout the actual case then they are about the actual process of profiling This book went into a littledetail about profiling and how they ve come up with the data they have and how they make determinations on suspects It was an easy read and was pretty informative I liked that the author integrated other literature into his assessments and addressed some of the major critiques about I have read a lot of profiler books and this was pretty good I find that profiling books are reallyabout the actual case then they are about the actual process of profiling This book went into a littledetail about profiling and how they ve come up with the data they have and how they make determinations on suspects It was an easy read and was pretty informative I liked that the author integrated other literature into his assessments and addressed some of the major critiq
Wow I absolutely could not put this book down and did not want it to end.I found this by just browsing the true crime section in the Middletown library and it was such a great find, just tucked away on the shelf.The author does a fantastic job of laying out in tremendous details some truly horrific cases he worked as a profiler for the FBI While there were a few cases I had never heard of, there were somewell known ones, such as Arthur Shawcross and David Koresh It was both frightening Wow I absolutely could not put this book down and did not want it to end.I found this by just browsing the true crime section in the Middletown library and it was such a great find, just tucked away on the shelf.The author does a fantastic job of laying out in tremendous details some truly horrific cases he worked as a profiler for the FBI While there were a few cases I had never heard of, there we
2.5 Interesting subject matter, but the writing was riddled with cliches in certain areas I also didn t find the connection between his martial arts practice and his work to be a compelling one It seemed forced, and those sections were tedious. Greg McCrary s book with Katherine Ramsland, MD who is never mentioned in the text is a good book about criminal profiling though he dislikes the term and the procedures that come before and after it But overall it pales in comparison to the books by John Douglas, his former boss, partner and mentor.It seems like McCrary is cashing in a little bit on his former boss s popularity, and he goes out of his way often to mention him, and his books McCrary doesn t have anything to add to the pro Greg McCrary s book with Katherine Ramsland, MD who is never mentioned in the text is a good book
The book I read is called The Unknown Darkness Profiling the Predators Among Us by Gregg O McCrary It is a true crime book The main theme is crimes that happen in every day lives that you don t hear about and how you solve them by following an investigator through his job.In the book there are a series of different stories that connect by one thing the investigator Gregg O McCrary investigates serial rapes, mass killings and hangings.Throughout the book he brings in these stories while inv The book I read is called The Unknown Darkness Profiling the Predators Among Us by Gregg O McCrary It is a true crime book The main theme is crimes that happen in every day lives that you don t hear about and how you solve them by following an investigator through his job.In the book there are a series of different stories that connect by one thing the investigator Gregg O McCrary investigates serial rapes, mass killings and hangings.Throughout the book he brings in these stories while investigating others I cant write about all of them but I ll write about one in particular which is the Scarborough Rapist It talks about how a series of women were picked up at bus stops and then raped in back allies and forced to say crude things to the perpetrator but when a 15 year old girl is kidnapped, videotaped while being tortured, and murdered McCrary comes i
This is a pretty solid book McCrary worked some very interesting cases and not only does he have a lot of fascinating things to say about them, but he s also able to make his work approachable It s easy to understand how he worked each case and reached his conclusions He s also good at keeping his ego in check some of his colleagues are

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • The Unknown Darkness
  • Gregg O. McCrary
  • English
  • 11 July 2017
  • 0060509570