Great true crime book and long for the genre at almost 500 pages. Really fascinating story about burglar/killer Gary C. Evans. I really enjoyed the author, M. William Phelps, writing ability and plan to order his two other books, Perfect Poison and Lethal Guardian.
Good book - very strange relationship. A little repetitive in places but still a good read. "A serial killer who preyed on his closest friends - and a tough cop's relentless quest to catch him..." The criminal mind is a strange thing.
In December 1989, in upstate New York, Gary C. Evans, 35, a master of disguise and career criminal who had befriended David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz, began weaving a web of deadly lies. Evans told a female friend that Damien Cuomo, the father of her child, had deserted her. Of that he could be certain, since hed killed Cuomo, and subsequently struck up a ten-year romance with the woman while tricking her into believing Cuomo was still alive.
Evans first met New York State Police Senior Investigator James Horton in 1985, when Evans fingered Michael Falco, 26, as the brains behind their theft teamyet failed to mention that hed murdered him. Then, two local jewelry dealers were killed. In 1997 Tim Rysedorph, 39, another old friend, went missing. Was Evans responsible? Horton launched a nationwide manhunt to uncover the truth.