The Most Dangerous Animal of All - Gary L. Stewart & Susan Mustafa

The Most Dangerous Animal of All

By Gary L. Stewart & Susan Mustafa

  • Release Date: 2014-05-13
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 4
4
From 130 Ratings

Description

New York Times Bestseller

Soon 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.

Reviews

  • GREAT BOOK

    5
    By Merdsta
    I LOVED this book. It was interesting very quickly! Couldn’t put down the book. You HAVE to read it!
  • The most angerous Animal of All

    5
    By Tex Turkey
    A really good book to read . Couldn't put it down . Lucked out here , cause I was a little worried I had made a mistake in the purchase of it . No way , worth every penny .
  • Couldn't put the book down !

    5
    By EL Kiko
    It a very good book that put together to story of the zodiac killer and his son founding out that he is son of the zodiac killer.
  • Riveting

    5
    By bhamms
    Ok now we just need David Fincher to go back and remake this movie haha! What a incredible story. Finally all these yrs later it's solved not by sfpd but by the zodiacs son. Btw this will make for one unbelievable movie!
  • 👍

    5
    By shea cardinale
    I'm satisfied, would like to know about DNA evidence, otherwise pretty compelling. Downside is some long winded spots on god, but then again he's baptist.
  • As good, as his Dad was Bad

    5
    By iRustin
    This book is a remarkable piece of work. The author spends most of the time demonstrating why his father was the zodiac killer. In between however he displays the kindness, compassion, intelligence and courage that his father did not have. His thesis that unresolved anger lead to murder is not only plausible but tragically clear. I downloaded the book at about noon, and have done nothing but read it until 6:20pm I recommend it highly, I can't think of a better story or a more compelling presentation.
  • What an awesome book!

    5
    By Deecurve
    My husband and I watched the movie when it came out about the Zodiac killer. I was born in New Orleans Louisiana in 1969 and raised in Houma. I know you had a wonderful life Gary! This is a must read!!!! Wonderful job creating this book!
  • Where are the finger print and hand writing examples?

    5
    By schubert1970
    I just finished reading this book and it's compelling. I believe the author has been honest with his findings. I myself was abandoned by my father when I was born so I can understand his motivation to keep digging for answers. It would gave been nice to see pics of the finger prints and hand writing examples, maybe it's not available in an e-book. I think the author makes a big leap with motive. I'm not sure the motive makes that much sense to but if Van was that crazy ten I guess anything is possible. I see all the images have now been uploaded, Wow!!! This evidence is incredible!
  • Riveting read; impossible to put down

    5
    By Marcoliverwright
    Thoroughly enjoyable, masterfully crafted-"the most dangerous animal of all" by Gary Stewart and Susan Mustafa is very reminiscent of James Ellroy's "My Dark Places". Semi autobiographical with good evidence to back the authors claims, it is a riveting read and not to be missed.