They were two sailors on an uneasy ship. One became a killer, the other his victim. What drew them together on an autumn night was rooted long ago in a fear and revulsion that still haunt the American psyche.

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Chip Brown, a former staff writer for the Washington Post, has written for more than 40 national magazines including the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, National Geographic, Esquire, Harpers, Elle, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, Outside, Men’s Journal, Travel + Leisure, and Vogue. He is the author of two nonfiction books, Afterwards, You're a Genius: Faith, Medicine and the Metaphysics of Healing and Good Morning Midnight: Life and Death in the Wild. For more info: