On any given day two million fugitives roam the United States. Among them lurk the FBI’s deadliest targets: the Ten Most Wanted. And any of us can join the manhunt. The ultimate true crime story, a journey into the fascinating world of the FBI, its manhunters, and America’s most wanted criminals on the run.
by John Tayman
Crown, March 2024
The world’s most notorious top 10 list was first unveiled in 1950. As soon as he saw the photos, a Mississippi boy realised that the vagrant he’d seen holed up in a cave was in fact William Nesbit, the ‘Dynamite Killer’. He smoked him out. The list quickly became the FBI’s leading crime-fighting tool, leading to the capture of mobsters, serial killers and now terrorists. THE WANTED traces the history of the Most Wanted through seven thrilling manhunts – full of close detective work, psychological profiles and chases – and the fugitives, agents and innocents drawn into its web. With rare access to FBI records and agents, this is both an epic true crime saga, and the story that shaped modern America. The book will include approximately twenty to twenty-five images.
John Tayman is editor at large of Men’s Health. The former deputy editor of Outside magazine, he is an award-winning editor and writer, and has served as executive editor of New England Monthly, editor at large of Men’s Journal, and contributing editor to Life, GQ, People, Business 2.0, and other publications. He lives in Northern California.