This novel is a work of fiction. Any references to real events, organizations, businesses, and locales are intended only to provide a sense of reality and authenticity. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is coincidental, except as explained in the Appendix.
Copyright 2006 by Edwin Rodgers, updated 2011
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Thanks to my former business associates, Tom Hiatt, Bill Thornley, and Kurt and Jeannie Hall for your input and encouragement.
I would like to thank Claudia Gay and Jeanie Thomas for the time you spent critiquing and editing. I learned a lot from your comments, and was strengthened by your encouragement. Thanks also to Anthony Weston for helping Bull to talk like a brother and to Fletcher Johnson for helping with the legal terminology and procedures.