Between Good and Evil

  • by Roger L. Depue, Susan Schindehette
  • Narrated by Paul Michael
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this first-person account of becoming the FBI's top serial-killer hunter and a member of a religious order in an attempt to discern the true nature of good and evil, Roger L. Depue searches for an understanding of how evil develops. Between Good and Evil is Depue's look back at a life spent apprehending criminals, especially serial killers, first as a small-town police chief, then an FBI-SWAT team member, Behavioral Sciences Unit chief, and a developer of revolutionary law enforcement programs. The book also examines Depue's experience studying with the Brothers of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles in an attempt to discover why a good person like his wife, whom he had lost to cancer, is allowed to die while monstrous criminals get to live. Following his time in the clergy, Depue returned to law-enforcement and today heads one of the world's most elite forensics think tanks, "The Academy".


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Fascinating and Disturbing

Between Good and Evil certainly goes behind the scenes and into the minds of the men and women who search for the evil amongst us. It is well written and extremely well read. But, and for me this is a big "but," I couldn't help thinking I was listening to a unwelcomed sermon. The author's obvious Catholicism and his short foray into the religious life detracted from the science of his message. His conservative political bent was not so hidden throughout the passages, even bashing Janet Reno at one point. It's not what I bargained for when I chose to purchase this book. And for all his religiosity, I found it interesting, when the author was discussing the mentality of child molestors, not once were the many recent lawsuits against the Catholic Church and priests mentioned. Very strange indeed. Still, the author did put us in touch with the evil side present in our everyday lives. I only wish he hadn't coated it with his religious views.
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- James Gordon

All Small Talk

If you want in-depth profiler science, details about cases, significant facts, get some other book. This book contains all fluff, small talk, just "venting" by the author.
I listened to the whole book and all the important stuff can be condensed to about 20 minutes. Not even all that entertaining. Not entertainment and not documentary. A no-man's land where I don't want to go again. LOL
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- Dodger

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2005
  • Publisher: Books on Tape