Shake the Devil Off

Shake the Devil Off

A True Story of the Murder That Rocked New Orleans

Book - 2010
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After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Zackery Bowen became the face of hope in the local news. A handsome veteran of the Iraq War, Bowen was all smiles and high spirits when he appeared on live television--partying on Bourbon Street, or raising a glass with his beautiful bartender girlfriend, Addie Hall. But Bowen's happy-go-lucky persona in the Big Easy concealed a tortured mind...

In October 2006, Bowen leapt from the rooftop bar of a French Quarter hotel--instantly killing himself. Later, it was discovered that he had also killed Addie...and left a note directing police to her dismembered body. Why did Bowen do it? What made him snap? This is the true story of a war-torn veteran driven to commit the most heinous of crimes.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010, c2009.
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks ed. --
ISBN: 9780312534424
Branch Call Number: 364.15230976335 Bro
Characteristics: 301 p. : ill.


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librarylemon Jan 28, 2014

A tragic true story that is really well written and well researched. Four stars.

Jul 30, 2012

Great book. Although the crime was a gruesome one, the author does not rely completely on sensationalism to tell the story. In addition to fitting the bill for your standard true-crime fare, this book is an excellent study and critique of both the Iraq war and post-Katrina recovery in New Orleans.

Jul 17, 2012

Excellent book very real of what happens when you have alot of tragic natural disasters mixed with the aftermath of being in the military....

May 05, 2011

Very good book.Four stars.It is about a guy that tried to do the right thing for his famley.The military seperated them then drugs booze and huricane Katrina proved to much.True story of murder suicide.

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