THE MYSTERY OF THE LONE WOLF KILLER: ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK AND THE THREAT OF TERROR IN PLAIN SIGHT
For the first time, the life and mind of Anders Behring Breivik, the most unlikely of mass murderers, is examined and set in the context of wider criminal psychology.
July 22, 2011 was the darkest day in Norway’s history since Nazi Germany’s invasion. It was 189 minutes of terror—from the moment the bomb exploded outside a government building until Breivik was apprehended by the police on the island of Utøya. Breivik murdered seventy-seven people, most of them teenagers, and wounded hundreds more. The massacre left the world in shock.
Breivik is the archetypal lone wolf killer, often overlooked until the moment they commit their crime. Breivik is also unique as he is the only lone wolf killer in recent history to still be alive and willing to discuss his crime. With unparalleled research and a unique international perspective, The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer examines the massacre itself and why this lone-killer phenomenon is increasing worldwide.