Psycho Paths

How does a mild-mannered young man become a mass murderer? For Charles Whitman--and perhaps my editor--it all started with the Boy Scouts.

THIS, GENTILE READER, is a tale of two Eagle Scouts. One was Charles Joseph Whitman, who, in 1966, climbed the Tower at the University of Texas and shot 45 people. The other is my mild-mannered editor, Brian D. Sweany. Both loved the Boy Scouts, both attended large Texas universities, both married beautiful blond women, and both had dogs and guns. Indeed, the only discernible difference between the two is that my editor hasn’t

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