When I was asked to review Looking Into the Eyes of a Killer, my first reaction was to cringe and attempt to beg off. Because of the sensational and titillating title, I was concerned that this book, like others that have recently made their way to bookstores across America, would be a vehicle for the author to thump his chest with as much male bravado as he could muster to claim that he, and only he, had the clinical prowess to delve into the psyche of a murderer. I was also worried that he would describe the individuals who committed these crimes in clichés and generalizations in order to sell more books. And I feared that the author had only limited forensic experience and that the book would be a superficial and inaccurate representation of my profession, my colleagues' professionalism, and the legal system. Thankfully, all of my concerns proved unwarranted.