A marriage made in hell... Barely five feet tall, sweet and incent looking, Charlene Gallego used all of her charms to beguile pretty teenage girls and young women into the back of a van, where her lethal husband, Gerald, lay waiting. A killer couple bound together by secrets, lies, and sex slave fantasies... Married multiple times and still in his early thirties, Gerald Gallego found the perfect companion in Charlene. Over a grisly period of twenty-six months, their bloody and brutal rampage of kidnapping, rape, and murder spanned three states and claimed eleven lives. In this much more frightening than fiction tale of domination, depraved lust, substance abuse, violence, and murder, bestselling crimilogist R. Barri Flowers tells the whole story of a couple's twisted relationship, their ghastly crimes and ability to elude the law, how they were finally captured, and the two riveting trials that ultimately pitted wife against husband with the stakes higher than either once imagined in their murderous bond.
R. Barri Flowers is an award winning criminologist and bestselling author of true crime and criminology books, as well as thriller and mystery fiction for adults and young adults. His nonfiction works include PROSTITUTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE, MURDER IN THE UNITED STATES, and STREET KIDS. Recent fiction includes KILLER IN THE WOODS, MURDER IN MAUI, DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY, DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY, and DANGER IN TIME. The author has appeared on the Biography Channel, Investigation Discovery, and has been interviewed by ABC News. Flowers lives in the Pacific Northwest, but spends a lot of time in Hawaii. Connect with the author online through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, CrimeSpace, and www.rbarriflowers.com.