American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land - Chapter 8 — Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Monica Hesse
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Many of Virginia’s police investigators, including Barnes and Neal, begin to work on the Accomack arson case as well, developing a list of suspects. They consult an arson expert named Bailey, who had originally trained them at the Fire Marshal Academy, for additional help. With the consent of homeowners, the team sets up surveillance cameras in mailboxes near abandoned dwellings they suspect will be future targets. The criminal profilers on the team also deduce that the arsonist is not an expert, is not a teenager, and is unhappy in 2012. Jon Cromer, the lead profile on the case, interviews the firefighters to see if one will slip up and admit to setting the fires. He also hires a geographic profiler to see if a computer algorithm can point to the home base of the arsonist. The profiler guesses that the arsonist lives in...

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