"An idealistic college student shot by the Texas Tower sniper who entered the ministry; a survivor of the 1984 McDonald's massacre who developed a fetish for firearms; and a survivor of a 1949 rampage who buried his memories in an old suitcase ... What happens to them after the television cameras and reporters have left?" -- CNN.com
"Meticulously researched, the book is graphic and chilling. In the end, it is a testament to the constancy of the human spirit." -- San Antonio (TX) Express-News
"The names of mass murderers are household words, but we rarely are able to identify their victims. Ron Franscell tells the stories of survivors of mass killings in a book that rehashes familiar stories of past crimes, but with a new twist. ... No survivor of a mass killing lives happily ever after." -- Denver Post
“In Ron Franscell’s captivating account of the darkest chapters of our history, the author skillfully reminds all of us the meaning of grace and the triumph of the human spirit.” —Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author of Twisted Faith
“In an age when we glamorize killers, Ron Franscell gives a voice to the forgotten victims, a voice you won’t and can’t forget.” —Erin Moriarty, Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS’ 48 Hours
About the Author
Ron Franscell is a bestselling author and journalist whose atmospheric true crime/memoir The Darkest Night was hailed as a direct descendant of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and established him as one of the most provocative new voices in narrative nonfiction. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Denver Post, San Jose Mercury-News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Delivered from Evil is his fifth book. He grew up in Wyoming and now lives in San Antonio, Texas.