Investigative reporter Mark Bowden has ferreted out unbelievable-yet-true stories of wrongdoing, murder, and mayhem for decades, resulting in such books as The Last Stone and the National Book Award finalist Black Hawk Down. Showcasing his range, the six true crime tales collected here include the 1983 story of a University of Pennsylvania campus rape that sparked a national debate over the nature of consent, three cold cases featuring the inimitable Long Island private detective Ken Brennan, and a startling investigation into a murderer deep within the LAPD's ranks.
"Uncomfortably thrilling—as good crime writing should be…. This true crime master expands the limits of the genre, digging to find answers and revealing that even the most horrific crimes are often linked to a larger story about America."—Library Journal (starred review)