I first started reading Mr. de Marigny's blogs about growing up and what was on his mind. You know you have a brilliant writer when you can see, hear, and smell what they are writing about. I must admit that I first only accessed the free read, to see if it was really worth it. When I received the message that the free trial was over I immediately purchased the book. Reading and reliving 9/11, he hit a homerun. The references to a Brooklyn upbringing right on point. I loved and disliked characters because they were real. I could see this on the big screen. I have found my new favorite author and I anxiously await his next book. Thank you for sharing your stories.