What we want is true crime with depth, flare, and journalistic principles, leaving the pomp and circumstance to the amateurs. Escape from Dannemora delivers on those levels, but also brings us deep into the psychological tones of a story we think we know. . . . The book is all at once engaging, historical, and thrilling. Michael Benson brings us behind the scenes of this dangerous, violent and riveting high-profile manhunt. Perfectly paced, finely drawn . . . fascinating.