Jodi Picoult on the Dark Side 

Before you click play on our conversation with best-selling author Jodi Picoult, ask yourself this: Would you forgive leng Sary?

I never heard of Ieng Sary either until I stumbled upon his obit on CNN's website:

"It was one of the worst genocides since the Nazi era. The brutal Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia in 1975 and terrorized the population for four years, killing more than one million people. One of its infamous leaders died Thursday, escaping judgment for war crimes at the hands of a U.N. tribunal. He was the foreign minister under, and the brother-in-law-of, Khmer Rouge dictator Pol Pot."

This man, in the inner circle of genocide, never asked for forgiveness before dying this week in a prison hospital and before a court could reach a verdict. He was 87 and lived most of his life a free man.