Donald Kueck was a Mojave Desert hermit who had a way with bobcats, snakes, ravens and squirrels. He was also paranoid, doped up and lethal — “Dr. Dolittle with an assault rifle,” as author Deanne Stillman puts it. In 2003, Kueck gunned down a deputy sheriff outside his trailer for no apparent reason — though the men may have recognized each other from a road-rage encounter years earlier. The killing touched off a week-long manhunt that pitted the wily desert rat against an array of local and federal cops and their high-tech fire-power and... More >>>