Chasing the Devil

  • by Sheriff David Reichert
  • Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris
  • 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For eight years, Sheriff David Reichert devoted days and nights to capturing the Green River Killer - the most notorious serial killer in American history. He was the first detective on the case in 1982 and doggedly pursued it as the body count climbed to 49 and it became the most infamous unsolved case in the nation. Frantically following all leads, even as more bodies surfaced near the river outside Seattle, Sheriff Reichert befriended the victims' families, publicly challenged the killer, and risked his own safety - and the endurance and love of his family - before he found his madman. But Reichert's hunt didn't end when he finally cornered a truck painter named Gary Ridgway. It would be yet another 11 haunting years before forensic science could prove Ridgway's guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Chasing the Devil is the gripping firsthand account of Reichert's relentless pursuit - a 21-year odyssey full of near-misses and startling revelations. Told in vivid detail by the man who knows the whole story - the man who has stared into the eyes of absolute evil - this is a pause-resisting real-life suspense story of unparalleled heroism.


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Ordained Cop

If you could sum up Chasing the Devil in three words, what would they be?

The book was excellently written and well-narrated. The content of the book is about as dark as you can go. People who are called upon to serve usually live difficult lives, and Sheriff Reichert's life and many others were changed forever. The audiobook includes recorded interrogations with two killers. You can sense the evil while listening and its truly disturbing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sheriff David Reichert and team.

What about Dennis Boutsikaris’s performance did you like?

Excellent, as if he was Reichert himself telling the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The families of the victims on the day of sentencing.

Any additional comments?

God bless Sheriff David Reichert and the rest of the brotherhood.

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- Amazon Customer

A reminder of how far forensic science has come

I liked this book for the faith and integrity of the author to see the case through to the end. His patience is a testament to all families out there waiting to know the fate of a lost loved one. His commitment to the the victims as well as the families is a compelling story in its own right. I became interested in this subject after watching a mediocre TV version....the book is better.
More than just a gruesome recount of the deeds of a very sick individual.
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- Amy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-20-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio