Included in this gruesome book is the shocking case from 1991 of Armin Meiwes, a German man who advertised on a website for 'young, well-built men aged 18-30 to slaughter'. Amazingly, he got a taker: one Bernd-Jurgen Brandes. Meiwes told investigators that he took Brandes back to his home, where his new friend agreed to have his penis cut off and flambeed for the pair of them. Meiwes said he then killed Brandes with his consent and went on to eat 44 pounds of his flesh. This book covers many such grotesque and stomach-churning cases of contemporary cannibalsim, revealing outwardly normal people who have murdered and eaten their own kind. It reveals a terrifying truth...cannibals aren't the stuff of legend, found in far-flung islands; they inhabit our cities and suburbs.