If you're scared of the dark, put this book down now. If you like fairy tales, go read Alice in Wonderland. If you like things nice and tidy, maybe you should go check out a Good Housekeeping magazine. This book is about that pit of darkness that exists in the human psyche. It’s about the twists and turns that can happen in human nature and turn a child into a psychopathic killer. Somewhere in this story, you might find a little bit of yourself—hopefully in one of the characters on our investigative team. When I was a kid, there was a television program that started out with words similar to: The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. The story you are about to read is written through the eyes and language of an investigator. Every person is actually someone from real life. Their names I have fictionalized to protect their true identities. My name is Brent Dulac. I'm a private investigator writing about a serial killer named Richard Michael Minton. The hunt for this killer began in my early teens and continued well into my thirties. If you're ready to take this ride, then let's begin. You may not be the same after this journey, but such is life. You never know what lies beyond that bend in the road or on the other side of the door. I'll release your hand now and point you toward the darkness. Hopefully, you’ll find a light on the other side.