"Son" A Psychopath & His Victims by Jack Olsen [BOOK CLUB EDITION / 1983]

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"Son" A Psychopath & His Victims by Jack Olsen

BOOK CLUB EDITION [1983] NEW YORK ATHENEUM

Some visible shelf wear and a few small edge tears to an otherwise solid dust jacket. Book itself looks and reads like new; small stain to back cover.


This 1983 masterpiece tells the incredible story of a Spokane, Washington serial rapist who was exposed as the handsome, privileged son of one of the city’s most elite families.   

For more than two years, a rapist prowled the night streets of the homey, All-American city of Spokane, Washington, terrorizing women, sparking a run on gun stores, and finally causing one newspaper to offer a reward—the calls taken by the distinguished managing editor himself, Gordon Coe. In March 1981, luck and inspired police work at last produced an arrest, and Spokane shuddered. The suspect was clean cut and conservative…and Gordon Coe’s son.  For 18 months, Jack Olsen researched the case to try to learn not only what happened within that family, but how and why.  And searching the memories of the women in Fred Coe’s life, he unearthed a most horrifying question: What is it like to love and live with a man for years—and then discover he is a psychopathic criminal?