But wait. Truth, Justice, and the American Way just called and nominated another protagonist: Agent Alvin Dewey. He's a hero we can truly root for. Although some critics think Capote inflated Dewey's importance to the investigation, in the book he's the one driving the search for the killers. At the outset, he vows to track them down if it takes the rest of his life and he spends the rest of the book persistently and aggressively doing just that. Perry's confession to Dewey about the night of terror and brutality at the Clutter home is the centerpiece of the book. And Dewey's the one who wraps up the story. The book ends with us getting a look at his sense of closure about the case (in a possibly fabricated scene, but no matter). That seems to suggest that we should care most about Dewey's feelings, like we would for any protagonist.