Gary C. King’s Rage tells the story of Darren Mack, a man who had it all. A Beautiful home in Reno. A lovely wife. Three children. And a million-dollar business. Then his wife Charla filled for divorce, winning a large settlement in a heated courtroom battle.
According to friends, Mack was ‘angry’. They had no idea how far his fury would take him. Over the next year, the rage only intensified. Finally, Darren Mack snapped, stabbing and killing his ex-wife in her condo. Hours later, he stalked and shot their divorce judge in broad daylight.
Before the blood had even cooled and law enforcement could react, he fled to Mexico, eluding police hot on his trail. The case made headlines nationwide, propelled by lurid details of Mack’s wild ‘swinger’ lifestyle, the shocking discovery of explosives in his apartment, and the chillingly prophetic remark made by his wife: ‘Someday he’s going to kill me’. Catching him was the hardest part.
Gary C. King, a freelance author and lecturer, is regarded by readers and critics alike as one of the world’s foremost crime writers, a reputation he has earned over the last 28 years with the publication of more than 400 articles in true crime magazines in the United States, Canada, and England. King’s stories regularly appeared in True Detective, Official Detective, Inside Detective, Front Page Detective,and Master Detective magazines, until those magazines’ demise in the mid-1990s. More recently he has found alternate venues for his stories, including truTV Library. He is also the author of several true crime books including: Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer, Driven to Kill, Web of Deceit, Blind Rage, Savage Vengeance (with Don Lasseter), An Early Grave, The Texas 7, Murder in Hollywood, Angels of Death, Stolen in the Night, Love, Lies, and Murder, An Almost Perfect Murder, Butcher, The Murder of Meredith Kercher, Mr. Perfect (U.K. reprint of Blind Rage), and Rage.
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