A journalist tracks down the man who escaped being the twelfth victim of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
As a tabloid reporter in the early 1990’s, my father, Denny Johnson, covered stories that ranged the gamut from celebrities behaving badly to people claiming to have been captured by interstellar travalling space aliens. However, this story (concerning the man that successfully slipped away from death at the hands of Milwaukee serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer) was perhaps his most important and certainly most riveting.
With “The One that Got Away”, Denny Johnson, a man who was always a reporter with storyteller instincts and a storyteller with reporter’s instincts, is able to bring the finished story off of the tabloid page and give us the entire story- including the story of getting the story. No longer is he constricted to the demands of a newspaper's word count and brief story structure.