As you read my book, you will see many details of the Son of Sam attacks that were ignored by law enforcement professionals and will read new information and updates on alternate suspects. Still, this is not an attempt on my part to finish Maury Terry’s The Ultimate Evil.
Sure, this book is about my quest to figure out who shot me, and who, other than David Berkowitz was responsible for the Son of Sam shootings. But this is also my story of how I was unwillingly thrust into one of the biggest cases in New York City history when I became a victim of an unknown shooter. It is also a glimpse into my 44 years as a Son of Sam Survivor and the story of my relationship with my friend Maury Terry, as well as how I began investigating this case with him and where that investigation stands now.
Before you begin reading I want to assure you I am not attempting to give you a hard sell on the conspiracy angle of this case. In this book, I tried to lay out the facts as they unfolded initially as reported in newscasts and newspapers in 1977. Then I introduced evidence that was missed or ignored during the initial investigation along with circumstantial evidence that was uncovered in the years after the case was closed.
Believe me, my life would have been a lot less complicated if the simple truth was that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and I was shot by a serial killer named David Berkowitz. I could live with that and would have no need to spend 30 plus years investigating the nagging questions, ignored evidence and way too many coincidences that I have been left to deal with.
When you finish the book, I am hoping you will believe at the very least more than one shooter was involved in the Son of Sam attacks. You will read about many instances of coincidences and circumstantial evidence that hopefully will make it difficult for you to think anything other than more than one person was involved in these shootings besides David Berkowitz.
By themselves, maybe the circumstantial evidence and coincidences can be explained away as just that, coincidences, but when you put them all together it makes for a very compelling case of conspiracy. The many police sketches that look like different people, the differing accuracy of the shooters, the varying time of the attacks, and the inconsistent M.O of the shooters is just the tip of the iceberg.
Find out more about Carl Denaro’s true crime memoir here. It includes never before revealed correspondence between Carl and David Berkowitz!