Number of page: 384
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: True Crime
New York Times BestsellerSoon after his birthmother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. His quest would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself and his world.Written with award-winning author and journalist Susan Mustafa, The Most Dangerous Animal of All tells the story of Stewart’s decade-long hunt. While combing through government records and news reports and tracking down relatives and friends, Stewart turns up a host of clues—including forensic evidence—that conclusively identify his father as the Zodiac Killer, one of the most notorious and elusive serial murderers in history.For decades, the Zodiac Killer has captivated America’s imagination. His ability to evade capture while taunting authorities made him infamous. The vicious specificity of his crimes terrified Californians before the Manson murders and after, and shocked a culture enamored with the ideals of the dawning Age of Aquarius. To this day, his ciphers have baffled detectives and amateur sleuths, and his identity remains one of the twentieth century’s great unsolved mysteries.The Most Dangerous Animal of All reveals the name of the Zodiac for the very first time. Mustafa and Stewart construct a chilling psychological profile of Stewart’s father: as a boy with disturbing fixations, a frustrated intellectual with pretensions to high culture, and an inappropriate suitor and then jilted lover unable to process his rage. At last, all the questions that have surrounded the case for almost fifty years are answered in this riveting narrative. The result is a singular work of true crime at its finest—a compelling, unbelievable true story told with the pacing of a page-turning novel—as well as a sensational and powerful memoir.
- A Google User
THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL OF ALL: Searching for My Father and Finding the Zodiac Killer An adopted Louisiana engineer’s search for his biological roots results in a shocking, highly controversial connection to the Zodiac Killer.With its details legally vetted and enshrouded in pre-publication secrecy, Stewart’s head-turning memoir, skillfully co-written by veteran true-crime journalist Mustafa, explores how the search for personal truth can sometimes unearth unexpected results
- Robert Ritchie
I’ve never finished a book so quickly! Van is zodiac! . I already want to read it again!
- Doug Bowles
Great book. Easy to get lost! I loved this book! Written from a very unique standpoint!
Couldn’t put this book down. I was especially interested in reading it because my childhood was so impacted by Zodiac.
- Frank Mcdonald
Amazing Must read ..
- michael rocha
Intriguing Had an abrupt ending but it was interesting and compelling.
- Alison Hungate
Wow! Completely Speechless What a job well done by Gary L. Stewart and Susan Mustafa. I’m glad Gary shared his story but saddened that the SFPD were worthless in helping. I wish Gary would have gotten clean answers. One day it may happen. I truly wish he, his biological mother, and his adopted mother a joyous journey. Gary, hopefully you will get that call you’ve waited for from the Detective that has never called you back. You truly deserve it. God bless.
- Robert M
Good Story to read. I just don’t understand why zodiac would put SFPD 0- unless he knew Rotea and was taunting him for being with his ex wife Judy.
- Cammy Lilly
God read ! I liked this book very thought provoking and definitely worth a read .
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