Powerful book on the cost often coming with the truth. There is a daily war of good against evil - if you are not fighting evil - by default you are on the dark side. This book was a intense illustration of arrogance of power in a community and Duke University. Many people flat out lying. . . destruction of innocents and innocence – through selfish and self-centered people not looking close enough to see the truth. That Mike Pressler kept a personal diary through this massive mess – made details precise. The layers of people parts and plays – the whole book's accounting is riveting. I was impressed there were a few media people who did do diligence, Fox News I recall. But for the most part the media (including New York Times) were terribly inaccurate. There was one reporter who actually apologized for wrong reporting. That woman was refreshing. The lives harmed through the lying –the hidden agendas of people in power – nasty series of ‘rear-end’ behavior like figurative diarrhea running all over the place. Bravo for Pressler and team paying a high price maintaining their integrity.