Journal of the Dead : A Story of Friendship and Murder in the New Mexico Desert
Journal of the Dead A Story of Friendship and Murder in the New Mexico Desert Author:Jason Kersten I killed and buried my best friend today ... When authorities found Raffi Kodikian -- barely alive -- four days after he and his friend David Coughlin became lost in Rattlesnake Canyon, they made a grim and shocking discovery. Kodikian freely admitted that he had stabbed Coughlin twice in the heart. Had there been a darker motive than mercy? And... more » how could anyone, under any circumstances, kill his best friend? Armed with the journal Kodikian and Coughlin carried into Rattle- snake Canyon, Jason Kersten re-creates in riveting detail those fateful days that led to the killing in an infamously unforgiving wilderness.« less
If you love a real life murder mystery, look no further. I originally bought the book because I needed to find a non-fiction travel memoir for a class, and this one does have a cross-country journey in the story. But, the story turned out to be so much more than that. It was simply riveting.
Great read & thought provoking. When we are positive of "what we would do" in these circumstances, we find out that we may not have all the info needed when trying to survive under these circumstances. The author adds a little too much location history for me...but the story is dynamite..
Just a true story about two very good friends who decided to travel across the country. The also decided to stop at this desert park, parked their car in the parking place and proceeded to follow the trail and find a place to camp. The trail was well marked, but when it came time to find their way out, they got lost. An excellent book and written so well. It will hold your interest throughout. I loved it.