Poison Mind

Poison Mind

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the murder of a woman and poisoning of her child and grandchild by their neighbor, a Mensa-certified genius, and recounts an undercover policewoman's seventeen-month struggle to bring the killer to justice

Book News
Jacket subtitle: The true story of the Mensa murderer and the policewoman who risked her life to bring him to justice. No index; no literature references. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
When Peggy Carr and her family were poisoned in October 1988 in a small Florida town, no one could make sense of it. Who would want to kill Peggy - a warmhearted, family-oriented forty-one-year-old waitress? After days of agony, with her head and hands feeling as if they were on fire, she was rushed to the hosital, where her hair fell out in clumps and she soon lapsed into a coma. Also suffering were her teenage son and stepson, who wasted away to barely recognizable images of themselves. They were lucky. Unlike Peggy, they survived.
Police eventually discovered the poison, the rare and deadly chemical thallium, hidden in the family's bottles of Coca-Cola. Investigators were initially stumped; the poisoner had left no fingerprints or other physical clues. Working with the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, however, they developed a psychological profile of the killer - and appointed Susan Goreck, a young undercover officer, to the case. Her mission: to befriend the man who fit the FBI profile and find evidence that would bring him to justice.
Over the course of the next seventeen months Susan Goreck would match wits with a brilliant psychopath. In chilling detail she recounts how she conducted this difficult undercover operation, at considerable personal risk. Unlike most other books about crime, Poison Mind's dialogue is real, much of it taken directly from secret recordings Goreck made while undercover.

Baker
& Taylor

Describes the murder of a woman and poisoning of her child and grandchild by their neighbor, a Mensa-certified genius, and recounts an undercover policewoman's seventeen-month struggle to bring the killer to justice. 12,500 first printing. Reader's Digest Cond Bks.

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, 1994.
ISBN: 9780688119478
0688119476
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 GOO
Characteristics: 353 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Goreck, Susan

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