Incendiary by Michael Cannell audiobook

Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling

By Michael Cannell
Read by Peter Berkrot

Macmillan Audio 9781250048943
9.83 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781427285966

Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. The race to catch him would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling. Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall—for almost two decades, no place was safe from the man who signed his anonymous letters “FP” and left his lethal devices in phone booths, storage lockers, even tucked into the plush seats of movie theaters. His victims were left cruelly maimed. Tabloids called him “the greatest individual menace New York City ever faced.” In desperation, Police Captain Howard Finney sought the help of a little known psychiatrist, Dr. James Brussel, whose expertise was the criminal mind. Examining crime scene evidence and the strange wording in the bomber’s letters, he compiled a portrait of the suspect down to the cut of his jacket. But how to put a name to the description? Seymour Berkson—a handsome New York socialite, protégé of William Randolph Hearst, and publisher of the tabloid The Journal-American—joined in pursuit of the Mad Bomber. The three men hatched a brilliant scheme to catch him at his own game. Together, they would capture a monster and change the face of American law enforcement. This program includes a prologue read by the author.

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Summary

Summary

Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. The race to catch him would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling.

Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall—for almost two decades, no place was safe from the man who signed his anonymous letters “FP” and left his lethal devices in phone booths, storage lockers, even tucked into the plush seats of movie theaters. His victims were left cruelly maimed. Tabloids called him “the greatest individual menace New York City ever faced.”

In desperation, Police Captain Howard Finney sought the help of a little known psychiatrist, Dr. James Brussel, whose expertise was the criminal mind. Examining crime scene evidence and the strange wording in the bomber’s letters, he compiled a portrait of the suspect down to the cut of his jacket. But how to put a name to the description? Seymour Berkson—a handsome New York socialite, protégé of William Randolph Hearst, and publisher of the tabloid The Journal-American—joined in pursuit of the Mad Bomber. The three men hatched a brilliant scheme to catch him at his own game. Together, they would capture a monster and change the face of American law enforcement.

This program includes a prologue read by the author.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Incendiary describes some of the major accomplishments of psychiatrist and criminal profiling pioneer Dr. James Brussel. It is an excellent read. F. Lee Bailey
An intriguing account of a chilling crime spree. Michael M. Baden, M.D., bestselling author of Remains Silent
A gripping and important book with a haunting resonance for our times. Daniel Stashower, three-time Edgar Award--winner and bestselling author of The Hour of Peril
Cannell brilliantly assembles his facts with an artist's flair and poignancy… you won't be able to put it down. William D. Cohan, bestselling author of House of Cards
“A riveting thriller… Incendiary is powerful historical nonfiction at its very best. Linda Fairstein
“Cannell brilliantly assembles his facts with an artist’s flair and poignancy… you won’t be able to put it down.” William D. Cohan, bestselling author of House of Cards

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Cannell

Author Bio: Michael Cannell

Michael Cannell has written for the New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and many other publications. He was editor for The New York Times for seven years. His book, The Limit, was published by The Twelve in 2012. The Limit is now in development as a Sundance/AMC series.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 9.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English