Book Review: Inmate 1577 by Alan Jacobson - More2Read

Inmate 1577 by Alan Jacobson

A woman in her 80’s found found raped and sodomized, kicked and then burned and shocked with wires. Why?
The story opens with this heinous crime and the search commences for a serial killer that gets called The Bay Killer who is he and what is his next move? The FBI Behavioural Analysis Unit headed by Profiler Karen Vail, need to find out.This story also runs with chapters that go back to 1950’s and the story of a man, a father and husband who’s wife has been killed and he becomes the main suspect accused of her murder. He gets released due to not enough evidence but still the finger gets pointed with a son to care for odds are against him. You feel for him as he is finding it hard to get work due to accusations of the murder and finding to make ends meet really hard. Choices are there to make he makes the choice to make things happen and pulls off two armed bank robberies which in time will prove to cost him more than he bargained for. He finds himself eventually behind bars not just any with one failed escape attempt he lands himself with a one way ticket to Alcatraz, thee maximum security prison. Who he was a year ago and who he was now were as different as summer in Spain and winter in Siberia. He has a son out there that he needs to take care of and b any means necessary needs to break free from the rock Alcatraz and tend to him, will he make it?
He Walton MacNally was pegged as a very bright guy, scored a 135 on a prison IQ test. Resourceful, motivated, hard worker. Did fifteen months at Leavenworth Prison but was involved in two escape attempts and was suspected in the violent assault of two cons. After the second attempt he was transferred to Alcatraz, where his history of violence continued. Behind bars makes you or breaks you Walton really finds himself baked against the bars from the offset and as they take their pickings the sodomizers unleash a fury and vengeance that become the source off his violent escalation.
The heinous murders pile up and the investigation team try to find the killer. Why visit the past and Walton MacNally is there a link?
This was informative and tense story with two stories unfolding that keep you locked in literally and you will hope that you never get killed by this perpetrator or banged up in prison.

“Behavioural analysis was a science yes, but it was also dynamic, based on the totality of what you know at the time. You took the information, compared it to what you knew of other crimes and behaviours and killers, analysed the psychology behind the actions taken by the killer and the victimology of your victims, and drew conclusions based on your assimilation of all those factors.”

“Murderers, sex deviants, rapists, child molesters, kidnappers, drug addicts, armed robbers, mobsters, bikers. Bad shits gonna happens when you put crap Iike that under one roof. All trying to prove how tough they are, who’s go the most power.”

“MacNally would soon find out, his failure to heed the wisdom Officer Voorhees had given at Leavenworth-the part about making the correct choices in life-would once again have catastrophic effects.”

Reviewed by Lou Pendergrast on 02 September 2011

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