- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Prima Lifestyles; Subsequent edition (October 30, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0914629344
- ISBN-13: 978-0914629344
- Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #914,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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All His Father's Sins: Inside the Gerald Gallego Sex-Slave Murders Hardcover – October 30, 1991
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The brutal crimes of Gallego committed along with his sixth wife, Charlene, are horrendous and earned him the title of California's most gruesome serial killer.
But that was in 1988, the year All His Father's Sins was published; and, unfortunately there have been much worse serial killer's to roam the coastal state since that time.
Written by Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant Ray Biondi, along with Walt Hecox, gives an insiders view into the working of this set of depraved serial killers.
While I found the book to very well written with a style that engrosses the reader from beginning to end, I can't help but to show some bias in this review as it seems Lieutenant Biondi was somewhat sympathetic to Charlene Williams Gallego - with which completely, 100% disagree.
Although I hope my interpretation is incorrect, I strongly suspect that Lieutenant Biondi believed Charlene was an abused woman who was drawn into a relationship that she was unsure how leave.
I, on the other hand, believe that she made a mockery of every woman who truly has suffered abuse. In Charlene's version of events, there are, in my opinion, just too many indicators that she was a willing participant.
Lastly, I was disappointed that there was not more details provided into the background of Gerald. At the completion of this book I was left to conduct research of my own it his father's own execution for murder and the intricate details of his crime-riddled childhood.
Despite such, All His Father's Sins is an interesting, retro-read about a crime solved in the early 1980s - a time long before DNA and ViCAP aided law enforcement in identifying a killer.
The combination of the tiny, intelligent, beautiful, blond only-child beguiling and sociable and the thick, homely, uneducated man with the vacant eyes produced the perfect storm for terror.
The questions that remain are many. Among those: Did Gerald Gallego and the Zodiac know each other and share victims?
Anyone checked his records ??