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For over a decade, Dana Pretzer has been doing his own brand of unique, entertaining, informed and refreshing style of talk radio. Talk radio where he allows the guest to talk, answer questions and inform the listeners on the important news stories of the day. Dana refers to it as "Main Street Media." We like to refer to it as a welcome and appreciated change.

Dana Pretzer brings his energetic yet relaxed demeanor and his well prepared yet spontaneous style of interviews to Scared Monkeys. Along with some of the biggest and most high-profile guests in the news today. Dana also brings a background in satellite radio and over 20 years in law enforcement. That, coupled with his relaxed yet professional and focused demeanor, makes him a natural behind the SMR microphone.

Dana and Scared Monkeys Radio focuses on Missing Persons, Unsolved Mysteries, Victims Rights, Politics, Crime & Punishment, Exploited Children, Entertainment, Technology and whatever the breaking and relevant stories are of the day. The stories that people want to talk about and hear.
The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Tuesday, November 2, 2010 – Special Guests: Dr Clint VanZandt, Mike McIntyre and Robin Sax
November 2nd, 2010 Clint Van Zandt, Guests, Mike McIntyre, Missing Persons, Robin Sax, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime



Tonight Dana welcomes special guests:

Comment from Paul Lonardo November 13, 2010, 4:16 am

As the co-author of a major new true crime book, Caught in the Act, A Courageous Family’s Fight to Save their Daughter from a Serial Killer, set for a March 1, 2011 release from Berkley Books, I wanted to tell you briefly about the details behind this amazing story. If you are impressed enough with what happened to this family and think your listeners would be interested to hear from my co-author who experienced this herself, please feel free to let us know.

On July 30, 2007, the parents of a Chelmsford, Massachusetts 15-year old Shea McDonough were awakened at 4 a.m. by strange noises coming from the teen’s bedroom. When Jeannie and Kevin went to check on their daughter they discovered a hulking figure dressed in black and holding a knife to Shea’s throat. Kevin McDonough immediately charged the stranger and wrestled him to ground while Jeannie bloodied her hand wresting the knife from the intruder’s grasp. The couple managed to hold the masked man at bay until the police arrived, and when authorities learned that the man who had invaded the McDonough home was also responsible for the recent deaths of at least two women and the slashing attack on another, the McDonough story became even more remarkable.

The murderous M.O. of Adam Leroy Lane, an interstate truck driver from North Carolina, included parking his rig at highway rest areas in the middle of the night and then walking through the woods into neighboring communities wearing black clothing, a mask and carrying an arsenal of knives. The media dubbed him “The Ninja Killer” because of his attire and weaponry. He would search for homes with unlocked doors, looking for women to slash to death as they slept.

Incredibly, the McDonough’s had stopped a multi-state serial killer.

Although blessed that they and their daughter had been spared the physical harm that Adam Lane had visited upon his other victims, this extraordinary family thought their troubles were over, but they were just beginning. They struggled to come to terms with the reason they had survived while others had not been nearly as fortunate. They were instantly hailed as heroes, but the survivor guilt that plagued Jeannie McDonough as a result led her on a personal quest to ensure that the memories of Adam Leroy Lane’s victims were not forgotten. She closely followed the court cases involving the other victims, attending all the trials and befriending and supporting the families of the women Lane had killed.

The March 2011 Berkely Book, Caught in the Act, A Courageous Family’s Fight to Save their Daughter From a Serial Killer, is the complete true account of how a mother and her family survived not only an attack in the middle of the night by a knife-wielding intruder, but the aftermath of capturing a serial killer.

I co-authored the book with Jeannie McDonough, the mother of this Chelmsford, MA family who caught Adam Leroy Lane, truck driver and serial killer, in their home. If there is any interest in the McDonough story or if you would like to contact Jeannie directly, she can be reached at

Caught In The Act was edited at Berkley Books / Penguin by Shannon Jamieson Vazquez
The Berkley Publishing Group
375 Hudson Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10014
Tel: 212-366-2041
Fax: 212-366-2645


We look forward to hearing back from you.


Paul Lonardo

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