The Anatomy of Motive

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A look into the dark corners of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, serial killers and mass murderers. This book analyzes such diverse characters as Lee Harvey Oswald and Timothy McVeigh, helping the reader learn to anticipate potential violent behaviour before it's too late.

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What makes people kill? Specifically, what are the motivations behind serial, mass and spree killings? Drawing from cases such as Dunblane, the still-unsolved Tylenol poisonings, and the Unabomber, former FBI profiler John Douglas and co-author Mark Olshaker try to explain the unthinkable. What sets The Anatomy of Motive apart from so many of the theories about these horrific acts of violence is that Douglas and Olshaker have no obvious political agenda. They don't look for easy answers and they don't provide easy solutions. They do, however, offer some insight into the twisted kind of thinking that can lead a person to believe that the solution to his problems lies in bloodshed. They also provide some danger signs that may help to identify the potentially violent criminal before he has a chance to act out his morbid fantasies. While The Anatomy of Motive is undeniably horrifying, it is also illuminating, and Douglas and Olshaker approach their topic with grace and insight. --Lisa Higgins

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A marvelous, thrilling, chilling, and riveting read.



Kathy Reichs author of "Deja Dead" Gripping and terrifying. "The Anatomy of Motive" paints the world of the profiler in vivid detail.

James Patterson author of "Kiss the Girls" and "Cat & Mouse""The Anatomy of Motive" finds John Douglas at the top of his form -- as always. This is a terrific book for true crime and mystery lovers alike.

Patricia Cornwell crime novelist I met John Douglas in the early days of my research. He is masterful and unrivaled in scientific and gifted probing of the violent mind.

Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D. clinical psychologist and author of "Inside the Criminal Mind" Douglas and Olshaker have done it again! In their latest work, "The Anatomy of Motive, " they offer penetrating insights based on their keen probing of the remotest and darkest dimensions of human nature.

Liz Smith "New York Post" A marvelous, thrilling, chilling, and riveting read.

Liz Smith New York Post A marvelous, thrilling, chilling, and riveting read.

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