Between Good and Evil: A Master Profiler's Hunt for Society's Most Violent PredatorsBetween Good and Evil: A Master Profiler’s Hunt for Society’s Most Violent Predators by Roger L. Depue
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Finished reading: 2/28/2012

I was disappointed with this book. Mainly because it didn’t live up to the description. Instead of saying ‘A Master Profiler’s Hunt for Society’s Most Violent Predators’, it should have said, ‘The Life Story of a Master Profiler’. The book cover’s his childhood, how he came to be in law enforcement, ended up in the FBI and an instructor at Quantico. During this time, he references cases they helped solve with the new ‘Science’ of Profiling and Behavior Analysis. He talks about how they interviewed serial killers in prison and gained valuable insight into their thought processes and behaviors, it was all very interesting. Even when he retired he started a consulting firm, using the same principles he applied as an FBI profiler to help solve cases.

Then his wife died and he just fell apart. The rest of the book is talking about how he coped with his grief, how he tried to find good in the world, tried to get away from the evil.

It is a very well written auto-biography or memoir, however you decide to view it, but that is not what I was expecting. I was expecting something more along the lines of a profiling book such as Hazelwood or Douglas would write. That is why now, having finished this book, I feel let down and disappointed.

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