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Evil Has a Name

The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
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Durée: 6 h et 13 min
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''The inner workings of the long-cold case of the Golden State Killer are finally brought to light in an engrossing investigative journey that is not to be missed.''

Tori Leach, Audible Editor

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''We were dealing with an intelligent offender who was doing everything he could during the course of his attacks to prevent himself from being caught,'' explains criminologist Paul Holes. ''DNA laws were changed in California just to try to solve this case.''
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The Golden State Killer. The East Area Rapist. The Original Night Stalker. The Visalia Ransacker.

The monster who preyed on Californians from 1975 to 1986 was known by many aliases. And while numerous police sketches tried to capture his often-masked visage, the Golden State Killer spent more than 40 years not only faceless, but nameless.

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. To be sure, the chances of obtaining closure – or any form of justice – after so many years were slim to none, at best.

Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name.

Delivering all-new details about the investigation and a stunning final act to the events of Michelle McNamara's haunting best seller, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, this is the true story of how the suspected Golden State Killer was captured, as told, first-hand, by those closest to the case:

Paul Holes — the forensic criminologist and retired Costa County detective who spent 20 years trying to crack the Golden State Killer case, and finally did.

Steven Kramer — the FBI lawyer who pioneered the use of a public DNA database to unmask a killer, creating controversy in the process.

Jim Clemente (Host) — a retired FBI profiler and former New York City prosecutor who has investigated some of the highest profile criminal cases in U.S. history, including The Unabomber.

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Dark!

Very well written and structured. For someone such as myself, who knew nothing about the GSK prior to this, it's incredibly thorough and informative. I also love love love that it is indeed read by the actual people involved. I sincerely hope there are more productions like this to come!

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Fascinating story

This will be a hard act to follow for several reasons. Not only is this an incredible story with a remarkable outcome, the production and narration are top notch! I was hooked from episode one. Well done.

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Good documentary

Very interesting story and many different people are interviewed. The documentary does fall off at the end as there is very little information known about the actual person that completed these attacks.

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Please remove this from my library. I don’t even have the option to delete it myself.And please don’t ever force any more titles on me

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Every word is incredible

Incredible story about a true hero Paul Holes and his out of the box idea to use DNA in a groundbreaking new way. Must read for anyone who is interested in justice. Thank you Paul for this great book and thank you for your service. Your a true hero.

To the victims and those who spoke during this book, your words encompassed the reason why this case had to be closed. Bless your lives moving forward.

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well worth the time

it is crazy how DNA has changed the world of law enforcement to help put killers and major criminals in jail where they belong

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Wow

What a really well done true crime story! An incredible journey from start to finish! Strongly recommend!

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Great storytelling

The documentation and storytelling of this serial rapist is captivating. The persistence of this investigation is what makes this so great to listen to.

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A Real Life Crime Solved After Decades

In television shows and movies, murders are caught within the limited timeframe wrapped up in a neat package. This series illustrates what true grit and real police work really look like. It has given me an entirely new appreciation for law enforcement .

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Very professional and well made.

This is a well told story with plenty of respect for all victims, primary and secondary, and also for the professionals. While this story would be tough on anyone who has ever be victimized in this way, we learn that the professionals care deeply and work hard and harder to bring the criminal to justice.