A narcissistic professional photographer lived a dangerous double life as a serial killer. He'd focus his rage on prostitutes mostly. It wasn't uncommon for him to bring them home then try to explain why they were there to his wife.
Sexual urges met, either via rape or after paying for kinky sex, the killer would strangle his victims and dump their bodies in places he knew the police would eventually find them. The evil murderer needed the world to know that he was smarter than the police and women meant nothing to him but a necessary sexual inconvenience.
Then, by a stroke of chance and aggressive police work, the wheels of justice stumbled upon a lead. It was nothing more than a lined sheet of paper that read, "List of 10," but shortly after its discovery, a task force was created and a serial killer was nabbed.
This book is about the victims he left behind, not the person who took their lives. I will never condone such actions, nor will I try to rationalize his behavior. He will go to the grave, hopefully sooner rather than later, knowing the identity of four women from his fabled List of 10. It's his sick way of showing people he's still in charge.
His name is Joseph Naso, and this book will grip you from the beginning and won't let you go until the final word.
LIST OF 10: The True Story of Serial Killer Joseph Naso
"With great diligence, the author illuminates the murderer's darkest thoughts without romanticizing them--and gives the victims the written equivalent of a proper burial." - Kirkus Review
"Current law enforcement officer C.L. Swinney has put years of research into the bizarre case of serial killer Joseph Naso - the California Alphabet Killer - who had been murdering women since the 1970s but was only brought to justice in 2011. Swinney's "List of 10" is compellingly written in the tradition of classic hard-boiled true crime writing with the insights of a cop." - Peter Vronsky: Author of "Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters" AND "Times Square Torso Ripper"
"Like the great Joseph Wambaugh, Chris Swinney writes with the kind of authenticity that comes from having worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer. Gritty. True. Compulsively readable. This is his best book." - Gregg Olsen: NY Times Best Selling Author
"Chris Swinney writes with a cop's eye for the telling detail. He's the real deal." - Steve Jackson, NY Times Bestselling Author of "A Clockwork Murder"