I’d like to thank the following people for their support and input during the writing of this book, which, at times, was difficult: Richard de Blois, Ben Walsh, Jeff McElroy, and Grant Lowery. Mark LaFlaur’s editorial advice was important in improving the narrative’s clarity; it’s greatly appreciated. 

I also thank my sister Katrina Brennan, and my uncle Tom Brennan, for sharing and confirming story details. 

I have not done a good job of staying in touch with Paul’s sister Sue and his family, but I am grateful to them for welcoming me into their home and giving me the newspapers that provide the narrative backbone for the murder of my biological father. 

Finally, I thank Mom for every page.