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Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Release Date: September 1, 2004
ISBN: 1586217437
Format Reviewed: Audio CD: Abridged edition
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Genre:   Nonfiction / true crime
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Brenda Weeaks
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Chasing the Devil
My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer
By Sheriff David Reichert
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

    Sheriff David Reichert gives an intense account of the Green River killer case – how it began, the chase, the arrest and the conclusion. Reichert also gives readers his career highlights -- his rise in the department. Reichert first explains that he found strength in his faith, and then he begins with his entrance into law enforcement.

     Reichert reminds readers that this case took place before computers and DNA testing. All records were on paper and cross referencing on index cards. The case lasted for years and the victims were many. The Sheriff attempts to be fair with everyone involved, including those who were quick to judge and sound off. He also tells how the case and relatives were treated during the reign of outrageous daytime talk TV (Sally Jessie Raphael Show). Reichert shares graphic details concerning the victims and the various grave sites. Listening to the murder’s profile being discussed is absolutely bone chilling.

   Actor Dennis Bousikaris reads the audio book version. At first listen, one can get lost in the suspense of it -- like a fiction thriller. As the case moves forward, one is reminded of the reality of this horrifically true story and the rat-like man (Ridgeway) who negatively affected so many lives. Also on the audio version is an actually interview with Ted Bundy about the Green River case. It’s an audio book that will haunt you.