This book could not have been written without the help of many different people, but it is dedicated to three of them:
To Gary, the finest of Seattle's Finest, To Carol, a criminalist who is not a criminologist, and To Andrea, the only real live Woodland Park docent I know.
"What we've got here this morning," Dr. Howard Baker announced somewhat pompously to the crowd of reporters assembled in the small dental office's waiting room, "what we've got here is one dead dentist."
Perhaps it was fitting justice: a dentist who enjoyed inflicting pain was murdered in his own chair. The question is not who wanted Dr. Frederick Nielsen dead, but rather who of the many finally reached the breaking point. The sordid details of this case, with its shocking revelations of violence, cruelty, and horrific sexual abuse, would be tough for any investigator to stomach. But for Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont, the most damning piece of the murderous puzzle will shake him to his very core -- because what will be revealed to him is nothing less than the true meaning of unrepentant evil.
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