For an author's first piece of fiction this book was probably better than most. But if you've read any of Douglas' earlier, nonfiction pieces you will recognize John Douglas himself all over this. And I mean ALL over it - ad nauseum. The main hero -- and he does make him quite heroic: an attractive, brilliant sleuth, fearless leader, wounded soul, tortured martyr -- is clearly designed to be an Ode to John Douglas. Even the character's initials are J.D. He clearly references numerous cases, research, political battles and ground-breaking first time ever conceived of, never before dared FBI work that are direct lifts from John Douglas' own life - which may have worked had they not already been extolled countless times in his nonfiction books before this. Only this time, in Broken Wings he gets to spice it up a bit, add a little sex, throw in a few more adoring subordinates and generally stroke his already gargantuan ego just a few more times. He even puts a copy of his own book Mindhunter on the nightstand one scene! Give me a break. We already know what an incredible contribution John Douglas has made to the world of Psychological Profiling. Too bad he couldn't do the same for the world of nonfiction.