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Discover the classic behind – the-scenes chronicle of the 25-year career of John E. Douglas in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals–the basis for the upcoming original Netflix series.

The legendary Mindhunter takes us in chilling detail behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases-and into our worst nightmares ‘ darkest recesses.

During his 25-year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in Alaska woods, the Atlanta child murderer, and the Green River killer from Seattle, a case that almost cost Douglas his life.

In The Silence of the Lambs, as the model for Jack Crawford, Douglas confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed in the peeled skin of his victims. Using his unusual capacity to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines every crime scene, reliving in his mind the behavior of both the killer and the victim, establishing their portraits, identifying their practices, and anticipating their next movements.