CHASING THE DEVIL is the gripping firsthand account of Sheriff David Reichert’s relentless pursuit of the Green River Killer–a 21-year odyssey full of near-misses and startling revelations.
For eight years, Sheriff David Reichert devoted his days and nights to capturing the Green River Killer. He was the first detective on the case in 1982, doggedly pursuing clues as the body count climbed to 49 and it became the most infamous unsolved case in the nation.
Frantically following all of his leads, Sheriff Reichert befriended the victims families, publicly challenged the killer, and risked his own safety–and the endurance and love of his family–before he found his madman. But Reichert’s hunt didn’t end when he finally cornered a truck painter named Gary Ridgway. It would be yet another 11 haunting years before forensic science could prove Ridgway’s guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt. Told in vivid detail by the man who knows the whole story, this is a real life suspense story of unparalleled heroism.