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"Who cares if I have to kill fourteen people, one of whom is a schoolgirl, as long as it makes a good buck?"
And later in the book, he kidnaps Jennifer's eight-year old daughter Kate, and makes it quite clear he has no qualms about killing her if Jennifer tries to arrest him. He even laughs about it. Don't forget that he is also Kate's biological father