The True Story of Serial Killer James Wood
Terry Adams, Mary-Brooks Mueller, Scott Shaw
James Wood looked quite ordinary. A master at appearing normal, he wouldn’t be noticed in a crowd. In the fall of 1992, when the friendly community of Pocatello, Idaho opened it arms to Wood, little did residents realize the soft-spoken stranger in town was a serial killer.
The truth came to light only after the abduction and murder of Jeralee Underwood, the eleven-year-old daughter of a devout Morman family. The entire region was shocked and outraged.
Now, in Eye of the Beast, author Terry Adams teams with lead investigator Scott Shaw and forensic psychologist Mary Brooks-Mueller to take us behind the headlines, into the heart of the Idaho investigation. Why had Wood gotten away with other murders for two decade? What made him so unlike other sexual psychopaths?
After years of research, the authors skillfully re-create a story of how and why Wood killed, how a community coped with tragedy, and how law enforcement captured James Wood—one of the nation’s most unusual serial killers
Eight pages of photos.
“…the authors successfully blend into their earnest chronicle the tales of a community’s massive response to the disappearance of a child, of a careful investigation and arrest and a of a long, disturbing interview with a man utterly without conscience, driven strictly by vengeance and rage.”