Sean McDaniel, born in Durango, CO, grew up on the plains of southeastern New Mexico. At the age of twenty-five, he founded Plaza Fitness Health Club, and is also a contributing editor for MuscleMag International. He lives in Billings, MT.
A penetrating look inside a killer's head; disquieting but insightful. --Kirkus Reviews I often found myself almost buying Samuel's twisted logic and it made me think about what a fragile thing sanity is. The idea of the criminal zoo is such a great way to write about the darkest side of human nature. Monsters and victims and the fine line between. --Katie Arnoldi, author of Chemical Pink and Point Dume Criminal Zoo is a chilling narrative into the mind of a serial killer. This book is terrifying, not the creepy 'who's behind the door' scary, but disquieting, in the way the reader is immediately brought into the killer's world. Sean McDaniel does a great job of giving the reader an insight into the thoughts, actions, and justifications of the villian through a first person chronicle. McDaniel has created a standout novel. Good character development, a twisting plot complete with a couple of 'didn't see that coming' moments, and a crucial social issue all contribute to making this a must read. --Larry Kennedy, owner of The Book Cellar