Dr. Toppell was graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1963 with a degree in History and Political Science and from Emory University School of Medicine in 1968. He then enjoyed 48 years of practice in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in Houston, Tx. with some time out for lectures in American History. He now lives in Plano, Tx. where he reads, writes and enjoys life with his wife of fifty-one years.
Henry Atkinson loved keeping score for the local baseball teams. When his son-in-law dies playing in a fast-pitch league, Henry finds the death toll climbing faster than the pitch count. He and Carolyn soon find that more of their family is in the strike zone.
Henry Atkinson was a thriving attorney with too much time on his hands. The scion to a large and spread out family, he began to put together a family tree. Then he found Shelley, his second cousin, once removed. Shelley was successful too. He was a serial killer.