Outback Outlaw: The Dark Legacy of Australia's Backpacker Killer, Ivan Milat (True Crime) (Paperback)
"He was going to kill somebody from the age of 10. It was built into him... I knew he was on a one-way trip. I knew that it was just a matter of how long." - Boris Milat, Ivan's brother
Detaining a man like Ivan Milat would be a monumental challenge. His obsession with firearms and hatred of state power were a highly volatile combination. Sending just a couple of men would result in two dead officers and a prime suspect on the run.
Fifty armed police officers surrounded Milat's home on the day of his arrest. He would pay for practising his favourite sport: hunting humans.Backpackers were his favoured prey, lured into his car with an unassuming charm and taken to his gruesome playground, the Belanglo State Forest. This was where he subjected his victims to unspeakable torture before ending their lives in the most brutal way imaginable.Outback Outlaw is an unflinching and uncompromising account of a man forever cemented in the annals of Australian true crime. Ryan Green's riveting narrative draws the reader into the real-life horror experienced by the victim and has all the elements of a classic thriller.