Ambitious, attractive, and full of potential, five young college students prepared for the new semester. They dreamed of beginning careers and starting families. They had a lifetime of experiences in front of them. But death came without warning in the dark of the night.
Brutally ending five promising lives, leaving behind three gruesome crime scenes, the Gainesville Ripper terrorized the University of Florida, casting an ominous shadow across a frightened college town. What evil lurked inside him? What demons drove him to kill? What made him a Monster of All Time?
He was a hard-working small business owner, an Army veteran, an attentive lover, and a doting father. But he was also something more. A master of deception, he was a rapist, arsonist, bank robber, and a new breed of serial killer, one who studied other killers to perfect his craft. He methodically buried kill-kits containing tools of murder years before returning to reclaim them. He often flew across the country to randomly select his victims. Such were the methods of serial killer Israel Keyes. Such were the demands of the "Devil in the Darkness".