Fortunately, the second volume reviewed here, Memory, Trauma Treatment, and the Law, is a comprehensive, scholarly, and even-handed review of this contentious subject. It is a tour de force. The authors have thoroughly reviewed the vast body of relevant research as well as the clinical and legal literature and presented their own conclusions. The tone is calm, the writing is clear and straightforward, and the scope is exhaustive (the bibliography alone runs to 62 pages). The topics covered range from the basic science of memory to the case law of delayed discovery. There are excellent summaries of the current state of research into such complex phenomena as hypnosis, suggestibility, dissociation, and traumatic memory. The authors are always careful to discriminate between areas of well-established scientific consensus and areas of uncertainty or speculation. Clinicians will particularly appreciate the sensible discussion of the standard of care in trauma treatment. As the 1998 winner of the Manfred F. Guttmacher Award from APA and the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, this book seems destined to become the standard reference in the field, a distinction it fully deserves.