A little before midnight on May 30, 1997, fourteen-year-old Brandy DuVall waited at a bus stop in the Denver area for a ride back to her grandparents’ home after spending the evening at a friend’s home. She was wearing a bright-red Chicago Bulls jersey bearing the number of her favorite player, Michael Jordan.
It was the shirt, a favorite of the Bloods gang, that attracted the five young gang members in the car that circled the block and came back to where she stood. Why Brandy got in the car that night would remain an unanswered question. Was it voluntary? Was she abducted?
Whatever the answer, the consequence was an unimaginable nightmare of torture, rape and murder at the hands of a vicious Denver street gang, particularly “Pancho,” a violent psychopath, and other members of the Deuce-Seven. The crime, the investigation, the betrayals and deals cut with the devil, and the subsequent court cases, including four murder trials and two death penalty hearings, tore apart families, and affected all who were caught up in the brutal crime and its aftermath.
Now, twenty years after he first wrote about this horrific true crime, New York Times bestselling author Steve Jackson returns with NO ANGELS, a gripping narrative delving into the circumstances that would forever change the fate of Brandy, two previously inseparable brothers, and the mothers who sat on opposite sides of the courtroom and yet shared a common grief.
About The Author:
New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Steve Jackson has written eleven non-fiction books in true crime, history and biography genres; he has also written sixteen crime fiction thrillers for the long-running and NYTimes bestselling “Butch Karp Series” in collaboration with former New York assistant district attorney Robert K. Tanenbaum.
He is currently working on two more non-fiction books, one about the murder of a United Mineworkers union official and his family, COAL COUNTRY KILLING, and FINDING ANASTASIA, one man’s quest to answer the question of what happened to the Romanov royal family once and for all.