From National Bestselling author Robert Graysmith comes the original book about the mysterious UNABOMBER, the elusive mailbomber who baffled authorities for 17 years, creating the longest and most expensive investigation in FBI history.
November 15, 1979, the cockpit crew aboard American Airlines Flight No. 444 felt a concussion, a “thump,” and heard a “loud sucking noise” come from the area of the forward cargo hold. The sleek, silver outer skin of the fuselage began to peel and blister, just outside where the bags of mail were stored. Panic set in as acrid, dense clouds of black smoke billowed into the passenger cabin. The plane descended from 30,000 ft at twice the normal velocity, over 600 mph. The crew made a harrowing landing, the doors immediately flew open, and plumes of smoke roiled out. At its center lay a peculiarly made device, built from commonplace odds and ends, with one strange distinction–some key components were made from wood and carved by hand.
This time no one was killed, but that would soon change.
Who was this man? What was with his strange fascination against technology? And what made him so elusive?
What reviewers are saying about Unabomber: A Desire to Kill:
“The work of a careful and conscientious investigative reporter . . . thought provoking . . .”--Bill Tafoya, Expert FBI Profiler, Crime and Justice International.
“An intensive portrait of the Unabomber”--Variety.