True Crime Thursday: Missing!

What's missing this True Crime Thursday? An art dealer's head, a Florida toddler and the maternal sense of a common water rat, and finally, a couple of fingers on a young agent's instructor.

Dancing with Death by Shanna Hogan is a true story of before and after. She was a glamorous showgirl, previously a stripper and married before… six times. He was her wealthy husband, who disappeared, and after that, was found as a headless, limbless torso.

Mommy's Little Girl by Diane Fanning details the unfolding events as three year-old Caylee Anthony vanished from her home in 2008. Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony by Keith Ablow, M.D. attempts to explain what was deficient in that household, so “devoid of emotional oxygen that it eventually becomes incompatible with sustaining human life.”

Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story by Jack Devine is a historical memoir by 32-year CIA  member and eventual acting deputy director of operations that starts during the Cold War and ends in Afghanistan.

When he took to the podium, we held back a collective gasp. A jagged V-shaped scar covered a good part of his forehead. If that wasn’t enough, he was missing a couple of fingers. He extolled the excitement of working with explosives. He also stressed the need for caution when handling such materials….I received my lowest grade in this course, and a not-so-gentle note for my file suggesting that I “not be allowed to handle explosives.” The irony is that, in the mid-1980s, I probably handled more explosives than any other CIA officer in history.

With all that's gone, we're sure glad to be here!

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