Lavergne's careful work makes Bad Boy From Rosebud stand out...
In writing of McDuff's life and crimes, Lavergne handles an ugly
story with taste. This book could have been handled
sensationally, but Lavergne chose the high road."
Mike Cox, Austin American-Statesman
"Kenneth McDuff personified not
only evil, but how a corrupt parole and prison system turned a
monster loose on an unsuspecting public. Gary Lavergne
chronicles how it was possible for one man to cause a massive
overhaul of the Texas criminal justice system."
Robert Riggs, Peabody Award Winning Investigative Reporter
prepare to shudder." Anne
Dingus, Texas Monthly
"The story of Kenneth McDuff's
career in crime is horrific, so bad, in fact, that the reader
may have to take breaks from what surely qualifies as both an
exhaustive and exhausting examination of one man's depredations
and their effect on the Texas criminal justice system... The
examination is the work of an expert..." Mary
Kate Tripp for the Amarillo Sunday News-Globe
McDuff has found an author capable of grasping the horror
and brutality of his life and that of the subculture from which
he sprang." Stephen Goode for Insight, a supplement to
the Washington [DC] Times