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Table of Contents
                            Title Page
Copyright Notice
Dedication
Preface
Epigraph
Chapter 1: Of Espionage and Infomercials: The Extraordinary Power of Short-Term Thinking
Chapter 2: The Best-Case/Worst-Case Continuum
Chapter 3: Transitioning to Interrogation Mode: The DOC and the DOG
Chapter 4: Uncovering a Spy: The Art of Creating the Monologue
Chapter 5: How to Deliver Your Monologue
Chapter 6: How to Tailor Your Monologue
Chapter 7: How to Handle Resistance During Your Monologue
Chapter 8: Going for the Gold: Collecting Nuggets of Information
Chapter 9: Crafting a Sincere, Empathetic Monologue: Fiction As an Option
Chapter 10: Do No Harm
Chapter 11: An Elicitation Case Study
Chapter 12: If O. J. Simpson Did It: The Interrogation That Might Have Been
Chapter 13: The Elephant in the Room
Appendix I: Elaboration on Applying the Elicitation Model in Business, in Law, and in Everyday Life: Chapter Commentary by Peter Romary
Appendix II: It All Begins with Preparation by Peter Romary
Appendix III: Transcript of the Actual Initial Interview of O. J. Simpson
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Authors and Writer
Also by Phillip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero
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something like that, you know, in the ballpark, right in that area. Nicole
was there with her family, her mother and father, sister, my kids, you
know. I remember Nicole was wearing a short skirt that would have
looked inappropriate on a sixteen-year-old. She looked ridiculous. Her
mother said something about me joining them for dinner but I said no
thanks. I went home for a while and dumped my Bentley and got my
Bronco. I went looking for my girlfriend, Paula, for a while but she
wasn’t home. I was calling her and she wasn’t around, so I went back to
the house. It must have been eight-something, maybe. Kato was there. He
hadn’t done a Jacuzzi … we had … we went and got a burger, and I’d
come home and kind of leisurely got ready to go. I mean, we’d done a
few things. That’s about it, I guess. I think you know the limo driver
picked me up right around eleven.

Thanks for that, O.J. But maybe I didn’t make myself clear
enough earlier. What I’m most interested in has to do with what you did
between the hours of nine P.M. and eleven P.M. last night. You said you got
back to your house at maybe eight-something. Let’s pick up your
activities from there. Why don’t you walk me through in detail what you
did until the limo driver picked you up, okay?

Man, everything is a blur right now. It’s hard to remember
exactly what I did.

I can understand that, O.J., but it’s extremely important to nail
some things down, so I need you to do the very best you can to
reconstruct your activities, all right?

Let’s see, I remember that I leisurely packed for my trip. I
chipped some golf balls in the yard. I took a nap and then the limo driver
rang the house and woke me up because I had overslept.

Earlier you mentioned having driven by Nicole’s house to see
if they were home. Tell me about that.

Oh yeah, sorry about that. I forgot about doing that. Let me
think. Maybe after Kato and I got back from McDonald’s, I jumped in the
Bronco and took a real quick ride over there on the off chance I might
catch them. It must have been nine at the latest.

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[Michael recognizes the unintended message. Simpson’s phrase, “catch
them,” is likely what motivated him to drive to Nicole’s house. The
reason may have been to catch Nicole with her lover.]

Describe your trip to Nicole’s house in detail: the route you
took to and from, who you were with, who you saw, who you talked to,
what you did at Nicole’s—your best guess on when you left your house
and when you returned.

Wow. Okay. It was just me. I went south on Rockingham, left
on Highwood Street, right on Bristol, left on Sunset, right on Bundy. I
went home the same way. I always take that route. It’s only about six
minutes. Like I said, the lights at Nicole’s were off, so I figured either the
kids were already in bed or they hadn’t gotten home yet. So I just kinda
went home and that’s about it, as far as I remember.

What time did you leave your house on Rockingham?
About nine-fifteen or so, I think.
Could it have been before nine?
No.
Could it have been after nine-thirty?
No way. I’m really sure about that one.
Why is that?
Because I needed to take a shower and finish packing before

my trip.
Who did you see during the trip to and from Nicole’s?
Not a soul. Trust me.
Who did you talk to during the trip to and from Nicole’s?
Not a soul. Trust me.
What did you do while you were at Nicole’s?
Nothing. Like I said, I just drove by.
At any time did your car ever come to a stop at Nicole’s?
I probably slowed down a little, but I’d have to say I didn’t

stop, man, and that’s the honest to God truth.
At any time did you enter her alley?
That’s where I park when I go over there.

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CONTENTS
Title Page
Copyright Notice
Dedication
Preface
Epigraph

1. Of Espionage and Infomercials: The Extraordinary Power of Short-
Term Thinking

2. The Best-Case/Worst-Case Continuum
3. Transitioning to Interrogation Mode: The DOC and the DOG
4. Uncovering a Spy: The Art of Creating the Monologue
5. How to Deliver Your Monologue
6. How to Tailor Your Monologue
7. How to Handle Resistance During Your Monologue
8. Going for the Gold: Collecting Nuggets of Information
9. Crafting a Sincere, Empathetic Monologue: Fiction As an Option
10. Do No Harm
11. An Elicitation Case Study
12. If O. J. Simpson Did It: The Interrogation That Might Have Been
13. The Elephant in the Room

Appendix I: Elaboration on Applying the Elicitation Model in Business, in Law,
and in Everyday Life: Chapter Commentary by Peter Romary

Appendix II: It All Begins with Preparation by Peter Romary
Appendix III: Transcript of the Actual Initial Interview of O. J. Simpson

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Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Authors and Writer
Also by Phillip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero
Copyright

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