About the Author
Named "The most hated woman in America" by Life magazine, Madalyn Murray O'Hair was the best known American Atheist of the twentieth century. In the fall of 1995, Madalyn, her son Jon Garth Murray, and her granddaughter Robin Murray-O'Hair were kidnapped from the Atheist Center in Austin, Texas. They were forced to empty all the bank accounts of American Atheists, Inc., and then were brutally murdered -- strangled just as little Garth's kitten had been killed -- and dismembered, burned, and buried in a secret grave. It was nearly five years before unresponsive law-enforcement agencies could be coerced to try to find their killers and follow up on leads developed by an inquisitive newspaper reporter and by American Atheists officers and staff.