Paul Dean's "Anatomy of a Bullet Wound" succeeds with honesty and resonance at what some TV entertainment news shows try for. It presents a gripping, important issue in the most graphic, immediate terms imaginable, putting the reader deep in the story, without resorting to sensationalism or hype.
The depth of focus in research and background context, on a subject that is timely and widely misunderstood, make the story a memorable reading experience. Hats off to Dean for a magnificent piece of reporting, and to The Times for presenting it so prominently and effectively.
DAVID BARRY, Los Angeles