He was a pioneer in modern law enforcement, a trailblazing leader in the
hunt for serial killers …but after decades of staring deep into the
darkness, he entered a seminary to search for the good.
No one gets closer to evil than a criminal profiler, trained to
penetrate the hearts and minds of society’s most vicious psychopaths.
And no one is a more towering figure in the world of criminal profilers
than Roger L. Depue. Chief of the FBI Behavioral Science Unit at a time
when its innovative work first came to prominence, he headed a renowned
team of mind hunters that included John Douglas, Robert Ressler, and Roy
Hazelwood. In a subbasement sixty feet under the Academy gun vault in
Quantico, he broke new ground with analytical techniques and training
programs that are still used today. After retiring from the FBI, he
founded an elite forensics group that consulted on high-profile cases,
including the Martha Moxley and JonBenét Ramsey murders as well as the
Columbine school shootings. But coming face-to-face with the darkest
deeds human beings are capable of took a horrific toll.
After suffering a
devastating personal loss, Depue, on the brink of despair, walked away
from the outside world and joined a seminary. For three years this was
his safe haven, a place where he exorcised personal demons and found a
refuge from terrifying memories of real-life monsters. And it was there,
while counseling maximum security inmates, that he rediscovered the
capacity for goodness in people, and made the decision to return to the
world to resume his work.
Here is Depue’s extraordinary personal
account, from growing up as a police officer’s son to tracking down some
of today’s most brutal murderers. With its harrowing descriptions of
human depravity and passionate call to fight against evil, Between Good and Evil is both a riveting dispatch from the front lines of a war
against human predators … and the powerful story of one man’s journey
between darkness and redemption. Download and start listening now!