Hot Water Press
The characters and events in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author.
Published by Hot Water Press, www.HotWaterPress.com, at Smashwords.
Copyright 2012 by Jeff Posey
All rights reserved. Except as permitted under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.
This Hot Water Press edition is published under authority of Jeff Posey.
Cover illustration of the runner bursting through the finish line ahead of all others: copyright Burak Çakmak/Veer.
To my alpha-reader, primary story consultant, and lovely wife, Danielle. Her enthusiasm and support gives me the heart to write and tell stories.
To everyone who read drafts of this book and gave me feedback:
Danielle Posey, my story consultant and alpha reader.
Sue Posey, my mother, the probable source of my gift of gab.