Serpentine

The True Story of a Serial Killer's Reign of Terror from Europe to South Asia
Product Number: EB00692546
Released: Dec 24, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504043274
Publisher: Open Road Media
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New York Times Bestseller: The nightmare odyssey of a charismatic serial killer and a trail of terror stretching halfway around the world. There was no pattern to the murders, no common thread other than the fact that the victims were all vacationers, robbed of their possessions and slain in seemingly random crimes. Authorities across three continents and a dozen nations had no idea they were all looking for same man: Charles Sobhraj, aka "The Serpent." A handsome Frenchman of Vietnamese and Indian origin, Sobhraj targeted backpackers on the "hippie trail" between Europe and South Asia. A master of deception, he used his powerful intellect and considerable sex appeal to lure naIve travelers into a life of crime. When they threatened to turn on him, Sobhraj murdered his acolytes in cold blood. Between late 1975 and early 1976, a dozen corpses were found everywhere from the boulevards of Paris to the slopes of the Himalayas to the back alleys of Bangkok and Hong Kong. Some police experts believe the true number of Sobhraj's victims may be more than twice that amount. Serpentine is the "grotesque, baffling, and hypnotic" true story of one of the most bizarre killing sprees in modern history (San Francisco Chronicle). Edgar Award-winning author Thomas Thompson's mesmerizing portrait of a notorious sociopath and his helpless prey "unravels like fiction, but afterwards haunts the reader like the document it is" (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland).

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Author(s): Thomas Thompson
Original Publish Date: Dec 13, 2016

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Author(s): Thomas Thompson
Narrator(s): Mike Chamberlain
Genre: True Crime
Product Number Z100139500
Released: Aug 21, 2018
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977326638

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