Arrives in 3-7 Business Days
Bestselling true crime writer Aphrodite Joneshocking new information behind the San Francisco dog mauling of Diane Whipple and the trial that has captured the nation's attention for over a year.
In January 2001, Diane Alexis Whipple bled to death in the hallway of her ritzy Pacific Heights apartment building when she was mauled by two Presa Canarios, a vicious breed of attack dog imported from the Canary Islands. After the lethal attack, animal experts testified that the dogs could not have been stopped, explaining that they had entered a frenzy called the d Zone.
New York Times bestselling author Aphrodite Jones shows that the mauling was only one part of a frightening story involving obsession, bestiality, and illegal dog rings. The dogs belonged to Whipple's neighbors, lawyers Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel, who had been keeping them for a leader of the notorious prison gang the Aryan Brotherhood.
Jones takes us deep into the bizarre world of Paul rnfedchneider, a Hannibal Lechtertype character who actually owned the dogs, Bane and Hera. She explains how Noel and Knoller, after being warned about these killer dogs, brought them to the heart of San Francisco, leading the dogs eventually to murder an innocent nextdoor neighbor. Jones also reveals the shocking L.A.area whereabouts of the offspring of Bane, the dog most directly involved in the mauling.
Jones is a masterful investigator and writer who has interviewed the complete cast of charactersincluding Robert Noel and Marjorie Knoller during their imprisonmentand can now tell the full story of what happened in that apartment hallway. Red Zone is a riveting, pageturning account of this newsmaking story that takes us deep into the relationship between man and animal.