Shadows of Evil: Long-haul Trucker Wayne Adam Ford and His Grisly Trail of Rape, Dismemberment, and Murder
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Shadows of Evil: Long-haul Trucker Wayne Adam Ford and His Grisly Trail of Rape, Dismemberment, and Murder

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Claiming he'd been sent by God to confess, truck driver Wayne Adam Ford walked into the Humbolt County Sheriff's Office and admitted to them that he was a serial killer. After police found a gruesome piece of evidence in Ford's pocket, he told them that he had to be stopped before he killed again, before he murdered his ex-wife, and made his beloved three-year-old son an o...more
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Published April 1st 2007 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published June 15th 2001)
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A True Crime story about serial killer Wayne Adam Ford. I liked how the author focused a lot on the history of the lives of his victims, and not just on Ford himself.

But i personally don't like the author's writing style. Lots of repetition (repeating the point in the next or even the same paragraph, sometimes with the exact same sentence!). Pages & pages describing a geographical area...

First chapter dedicated to blowing his own horn on how many books he's written...

Second chapter complet...more
Dec 26, 2009 Sandy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: True Crime Readers
Wayne Adam Ford was a truck driver that traveled through Calif and Las Vega in the 1990s. He was in the Marines. He married Leigh in 1981. That lasted about two years. In Dec. 6, 1980 Ford had an accident that may have caused him brain damage. He later had a relationship with Anaya. That didn't work out either.

In 1994 he met Lucie. She was from Las Vegas. They had a relationship andhad a son togehter. That ended. The body of Tina Gibbs was found in JUne 1998.The body of Lanette White was found...more
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on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 I wrote:

I had it set as available (on bookcrossing) because of the bad reviews on amazon.
Well,I am reading it now and yes now I do understand the bad reviews.
Carlton Smith is not writing like he should have, neutral, but he is constantly telling us that poor serial killer, had suffered a mayor head trauma, so it was not really his fault.

I tried to skip those parts and then it is a good read.
What I think is annoying, he seems to know more negative facts about the...more
I'd give it another half star if possible. The story is interesting, but the author is too opinionated. In fact, the first 20 pages are nothing but his views & opinions. Despite claiming to be a journalist himself, he attacks the media as well as the police, lawyers & politicians; pretty much anyone w/ an interest in the case other than himself. He also includes a fair amount of irrelevant information.
This could have been a very good book. But... it is poorly written, repitious and the story is all over the place. It is hard to stay focused. It is seldom that I start a book and can not get through it. I kept reading and waited for the story line but it just got so slow and went nowhere that I gave up on page 96 of 256 pages. I have read other books by Carlton Smith and found him to be an entertaining author but he really missed this one.
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