Sniper:The True Story of Anti-Abortion Killer James Kopp
By Jon Wells
Number Of Pages: 312
Publication Date: 2008-06-10
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0470155469
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780470155462
The True Story of Anti-Abortion KillerJames Kopp
Sniper opens in October 1998 nearBuffalo, NY. A man is alone in the darkin a forest. He clutches an assault rifle and is thinking about his mission."You can cut holes in the fences around the death camps," he thinks."A trickle of relief in the abortion holocaust. It is your duty to doit." He nestles the rifle into his shoulder and shoots at his targetthrough the back window of a house, then flees. Barnett Sepia, a doctor whoprovides abortions, is fatally wounded.
The shooter is James Kopp, the sonof a Marine, who came to embrace the pro-life cause and ultimately the notionof "justifiable homicide: against abortion providers. Kopp fancies himselfa lone wolf in the movement; a celibate man driven to "defend theunborn." He is nicknamed "Atomic Dog" in the movement and helpsorchestrate assaults on abortion clinics. As the story unfolds, he becomes thecentral figure in an international manhunt for multiple shootings in Canada. Onthe FBI's Top Ten Most Wantedlist, Kopp flees to Mexico, Ireland, and France. Award-winning journalist Jon wells followed Kopp's footsteps, traveled to his hometown, andinterviewed investigators in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and France to tell thisgripping detective story and dark psychological drama.