• The Anatomy of Motive

  • The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals
  • By: John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,103 ratings)

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The Anatomy of Motive

By: John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
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Publisher's summary

In this eagerly anticipated book from the internationally best-selling authors of Mindhunter, Journey into Darkness, and Obsession, legendary crime fighter John Douglas explores the root of all crime: motive. Every crime is a mystery story with a motive at its heart. Understand the motive, and you can solve the mystery.

The Anatomy of Motive offers a dramatic, insightful look at the development and evolution of the criminal mind. The famed former chief of the FBI's Investigative Support Unit, Douglas was the pioneer of modern behavioral profiling of serial criminals. Working again with acclaimed novelist, journalist, and filmmaker Mark Olshaker, and using cases from his own fabled career as examples, Douglas takes us further than ever before into the dark corners of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, bombers, poisoners, serial and spree killers, and mass murderers.

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Critic reviews

"An informative, provocative page-turner.... Douglas is a good teller of gruesome tales." (Kirkus Reviews)