S.E. Kennedy, Irish-Catholic, born in 1952 in Aurora, Illinois, and raised by blue-collar grandparents. Graduated from Marmion Military Academy in 1970, and served with the USAF from 1972-76. Graduate of Aurora College, class of 1981. Father of three and lives in Carrboro, NC.
When Paul receives a phone call telling him his best friend has committed suicide, he begins reading Leonard's old letters in an effort to find out why. This turns into a journey of discovery as Paul becomes obsessed with tracing his friend's steps over the last days and months of his life. Along the way, he comes face to face with his own demons and self-destructive nature.