The main character, John Goodman, evolves from a timid and disorganized criminal into a powerful mastermind of deception and intimidation. John is fictional with many dark sides and whose circumstances revolve around factual characters and events. This Historical Fiction begins in 1955 and ends shortly after the capture of the "Golden State Killer" in 2018. You will be taken on a 75-year-old killer's journey through life. Can you separate the facts from the fiction? The real horror is not the murderous activities that are described within these pages. No the true terror will come from the transformation of certain characters leading to a suspenseful and climactic ending. Here are a few of the questions you will find the answers to in this book: What leads one to kill another for self-gratification? How does one who kills regularly manage to elude detection for his entire life? Who was the "Zodiac Killer", and why did he abruptly stop antagonizing the police with his encrypted letters? Who helped "Officer Roseland" escape from jail? Other factual characters with fictitious sounding names included in this book are: "Co-ed killer", "Texas Tower Sniper", Damsel of Death", "The Killer Clown" and "The Lizard King".