A shocking true crime story of sex, greed and cold-blooded murder! Veteran true crime author Gary C. King spins a gripping real-life tale of a woman caught in a deadly web of lust and violence...a riveting story of love gone horribly, tragically wrong.
Kathryn Ann Martini graduated from Yale with a bright future in the banking business. Young, beautiful, and ambitious, she had everything going for her. Until she met Michael David Lissy, the sleazy proprietor of a scuba diving school who was a coke addict that consorted with pimps, prostitutes and other known criminals. Burned out and broke, he had nothing going for him. Then he met Kathryn...a match made in hell.
On July 6, 1984, the raped and mutilated body of Kathryn Martini Lissy was found in room 305 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, Oregon. Soon afterward, police arrested Michael David Lissy, Kathryn's husband of one year. A few months earlier, Lissy had taken out a large insurance policy on Kathryn's life, naming him as sole beneficiary. Then he hired an underworld assassin to stalk and kill his wife. After one of the most sensational trials in Eugene's history, Lissy was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Notice to listeners: This book was previously published as Web of Deceit.
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I found the first part a bit slow, but the compelling main character kept me listening and well before halfway I was itching to find out what was going to happen to the characters. Kept me on the edge up to the end.
- med c
Very entertaining true crime book
Yes, it was a quick (even though it was 7+ hours!) and interesting listen. I also love that it documents events that are not easy to find details of on the internet.
The characters and the pace were perfect. There wasn't too much background story for many of the characters, which (I love when it comes to Jack Olsen's books, but) worked well for this story because it felt like you were experiencing things in the same way that the case was originally unfolded.