One of the best true crime stories I've read. The author injects just enough of his own opinion on matters to show that he cares deeply about the victims and about the justice system. He is careful though not to mix fiction and fact and his research is documented through extensive footnotes which I found helpful in finding out more about some events surrounding that era in Texas. The type of liberal trash who allowed McDuff's parole - in fact made it unavoidable - should be held just as responsible as any other accomplices for his actions when he was released upon an unsuspecting public. But it is a relief to see that the tide turned, at least in that part of the country. A truly horrifying person who could never be trusted to leave others in peace, and a well-constructed story of his life and crimes.