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A new book digs into the shadowy life of the serial killer who took lives in many American states and possibly overseas as well. His streak ended after he kidnapped and killed an Anchorage barista.

"In 'American Predator,' veteran journalist Maureen Callahan provides a chilling account of Keyes’ killing spree, one that traversed multiple states, possibly extending into Canada and, during his military service, the Middle East. It isn’t easy reading, and it definitely isn’t for the squeamish. But by drawing from documents, court records, and interviews with those involved in the case, Callahan has produced a superb work of true crime writing that will haunt its readers long after the final page has been turned."

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David James is an Alaskan author and literary critic whose work has been published by the Anchorage Daily News, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Anchorage Press, Alaska Dispatch News, and Ester Republic. He is editing a forthcoming anthology of Alaska writing.
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