Whoever Fights Monsters by Robert K. Ressler
My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI

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A chronicle of one man's life-long career tracking serial killers introduces the FBI detective who pioneered psychological profiling as a way to catch some of the nation's most dangerous and deranged criminals. National ad/promo. Tour.

About Robert K. Ressler

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Robert K. Ressler retired as a supervisory special agent of the FBI as a reserve colonel in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Division (CID). He resides outside of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and is director of Forensic Behavioral Services, a business dedicated to training, learning, consulting, and expert witness testimony. Tom Shachtman is also coauthor with Robert Ressler of "Justice is Served. He lives in New York City. " Tom Shachtman has written twenty-five books, including the best-selling "The Gilded Leaf" (with Patrick Reynolds), as well as documentaries for all of the major television networks.
Published May 1, 1992 by St. Martin's Press. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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As deeply as Ressler gets into killers' heads, though, he refuses to reveal much of his own here, offering no explanation other than ``fascination'' and ``interest'' for why he's devoted his life to a calling so dire and soul-wearying that, as he emphasizes and as the title quote from Nietzsche c...

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Former FBI agent Ressler ( Sexual Homicide ) coined the term ``serial killer'' in the 1970s.

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