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The Zodiac Killer Cover-Up: The Silenced Badge Hardcover – February 8, 2012
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Lafferty's claim of a cover up is never convincingly proved. It seems ludicrous to believe that a judge knowingly let the Zodiac get away simply because the Judge was having an affair with Lafferty's suspect's wife. It also seems unlikely that if Lafferty had any credible evidence on his suspect, all jurisdictions, including San Francisco, would look the other way.
Lafferty makes many misleading statements. He claims his suspect CONFESSED. When you read the whole book, you see his suspect confessed in AA meetings to doing awful things, but never specified his transgressions and NEVER confessed to being the Zodiac. Lafferty states that his suspect's voice was identified as being that of the Zodiac Killer, when what actually happened is someone getting calls from a person claiming to be the Zodiac and asking for help listened to a recording of Lafferty's suspect and said the voice sounded a lot like the person who had been calling her. These are but two examples.
The author is often unclear as to what happened when, making it impossible to put together a coherent timeline of events. At times he contradicts himself, and in many parts of the book it is hard to figure out just what he is claiming.Read more ›
Lafferty doesn't appear to always have his dates & names straight. He alledges that the Vallejo police department was ordered away from the suspect )called George Russell Tucker) because a powerful judge in the area had had an affair with Tucker's wife. The judge, according to the author, was more worried about a scandal involving him than in protecting the lives of people. If that was the case then Lafferty should have gone the route of "Deep Throat" in the Watergate case, turning informant to other law enforcement officers working on the case in different jurisdictions.
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So I read the other reviews and I can see that there is a trend. I am not sure why they seem to be so virulent. I don't agree with everything in the book, but that's ok. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great Book. Really opened my eyes to things in the criminal justice system. Very compelling especially since I lived here during those times.Published 11 months ago by Charles Donahue
This book is incredible! A chilling and shocking account of an amazing CHP officer and his several encounters with his Zodiac killer suspect. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Eric W.
first of all the book is overpriced and this suspect won't hold up to scrutiny...Published on July 18, 2014 by Cairo95
Thoroughly interesting book, although rather murky; left more questions than answers (I can understand the legal reasons for that). It left me hungering to learn more. Read morePublished on June 12, 2014 by Helen Cash
Dont be fooled by the negative reviews, and the haters of this book. It I'd a wonderful read, a true story (I am related to the detective this book is about), and Lyndon is an... Read morePublished on May 2, 2014 by Joey C
Patiently I have remained silent on the distorted views and outright lies about my book. The owner of a popular Zodiac website has committed slander against me personally and has... Read morePublished on February 13, 2014 by Lyndon E. Lafferty
Don't spend your money on this book. They needed a real writer but decided it would be wise to write it themselves. Read morePublished on February 1, 2014 by Tom Wescott