The history, the hunts, the captures -- and the criminals still at large
In 1950, the FBI officially instituted its now-legendary list of the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" as a means of alerting the public and enlisting their aid in the apprehension of notorious felons. Over the years, it has included such infamous names as bank robber Willie Sutton, serial killer Ted Bundy, and assassin James Earl Ray -- and 447 of the 475 criminals have been apprehended, many of them thanks to tips from ordinary citizens. In this gripping and endlessly fascinating account, New York Times bestselling author Dary Matera offers readers a stunning, in-depth look at some of the most remarkable manhunts in the history of law enforcement -- and shocking profiles of the crimes and the criminals currently enshrined . . . including an elusive mass-murderer with a $27 million bounty on his head: Osama Bin Laden.
$30 million in bounties up for grabs -- How and why the most wanted list began -- A blast from the most wanted past -- Victor Manuel Gerena : armed robber, revolutionary -- James J. "Whitey" Bulger : mobster -- Eric Robert Rudolph : right wing revolutionary -- Glen Stewart Godwin : murderer, escape artist -- Donald Eugene Webb : cop killer -- Hopeton Eric Brown : Jamaican drug baron, murderer -- James Spencer Springette : Caribbean drug kingpin -- Richard Steve Goldberg : child molester -- Robert William Fisher : familicide -- Osama bin Laden : Terrorist -- Captures and replacements -- Future top tenners -- Victim's corner.
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 23rd November 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia