Cries in the Desert

The Shocking True Story of a Sadistic Torturer
Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Bios & Memoirs, Criminals
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In the fall of 1999, a 22-year-old woman was discovered naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town south of Albuquerque. She was chained to a padlocked metal collar. The tale she told authorities - of being beaten, raped, and tortured with electric shock - was unthinkable. Until she led them to 59-year-old David Ray Parker, his 39-year-old fiancee Cindy Hendy, and the lakeside trailer they called their "toy box." What the FBI uncovered was unprecedented in the annals of serial crime: restraining devices, elaborate implements of torture, books on human anatomy, medical equipment, scalpels, and a gynecologist's examination table. But these horrors were only part of the shocking story that would unfold in a stunning trial...

©2002 John Glatt (P)2020 Tantor

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What did I just read & why?!

I read this book by the reviews on this site and other reviews I read. I read more about the victims, the perp, even the neighbors (lol) online before reading this book.
The book drags on with lots of unnecessary personal details about the victims history's, David Ray gets caught, then little bits and pieces of different trials. There is more about a couple of victims. No descriptions of the heroism it took to testify about things so personal & horrifying. Nothing about the many people & impact it had on the different proffesions who worked the case. Then the book wraps up with what happened and it ends. It does give credit to the victims bravery and courage at the end of the book. Naration is great! If you want a basic book about this case this book will do that.