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
0312534426
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.

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stefanya
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.

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jen1971
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....

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shakey
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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