Descent into Madness: the diary of a killer
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By: Frolick, Vern
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Publication Date: 1993
PR Highlights: The story of a Canadian manhunt for a murderer.
PHOTO Highlights: 16 page color photo section.
Description: The true story based on the diaries of murderer Michel Oros. Originally, after the fatal soot-out with Oros at Teslin Lake, I had no intention of writing this book. In fact, when Garry Rodgers and I sat in the Skeena Pub after he got back and discussed the details of his experience, the very idea that someone might write the story - glorifying Oros, sensationalizing the murders and trivializing Mike Buday's death - was repugnant.
Vernon Frolick was born in 1950 in Toronto and attended the universities of Toronto and Windsor, graduation with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1974. He commenced his practice of law in Kenora as an Assistant Crown Attorney and later worked as a defense lawyer in Toronto. Since 1982, when he moved to Terrace, BC he has worked continuously as a prosecutor.
By Guy R. Lodge on Aug. 19 2008
I read this once years ago and found myself looking for the places identified in the North parts of B.C. So far I have meet some of the people in this book and found many of the places describe including the cabins. This book is very accurate and very real! The author did an amazing job! Here I am years later wanting to read it again!
By E. Knight on Feb. 4 2010
This is a very well written non-fiction book. Having lived in the Yukon, not far from where it takes place, it was a book that I really wanted to read. When I first read it, I was shocked at how it "stayed with me" after reading it. I found that it gave me an understanding of how this man slowly descended into the madness that he did...that fact was actually scary to myself, as I have a hard time understanding such type of thinking when you hear of incidents on the news. I would totally recommend this book to anyone. Everyone who has read my copy has the same opinion.
By Roger Smith on March 11 2016
Good read ,have been to the places and seen the cabin he built when hunting out their a few years ago.Have read the book twice and will probable read it again,get more out of it every time i read it.