A true crime cult classic that has been out of print over a decade, The Ultimate Evil is the inspiration for an upcoming Netflix docuseries and companion podcast about journalist Maury Terry's terrifying investigation into the true evil behind the Son of Sam murders.
Maury Terry was an award-winning investigative reporter whose work was prominently featured in both television and print media. He wrote for the Gannett newspaper chain, Vanity Fair, Gear, and Penthouse, among others. He reported on and coproduced nearly a dozen national TV specials about the Son of Sam conspiracy. Terry died in Yonkers, New York, in 2015. Joshua Zeman has been at the forefront of the true crime genre for the past decade. He is the director of the critically acclaimed film Cropsey, the docuseries The Killing Season, and Murder Mountain.
"If the details of the Son of Sam case have always left you wondering if there was more to it, then Terry's in-depth book will satisfy your curiosity. The Ultimate Evil is a true-crime classic that details one of the most notorious serial killings of all time, connecting the dots to a larger conspiracy."--Geeks of Doom
"This book isn't just about Son of Sam...It's about an author who drove himself into the ground trying to make sense of some of the most brutal crimes in American history. Is what he found true? That's for you to ponder. But I will tell you, I wasn't able to put this book down--and neither will you."--Billy Jensen, author of Chase Darkness with Me