As a guy who dropped out of high school chemistry, I am most grateful to Barbara Reid, a DNA technologist with the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, for helping me with some pertinent details in this manuscript. If anything’s wrong, I’m afraid I’m not going to be able to blame Barbara.

I want to thank Irwyn Applebaum, Nita Taublib, and Danielle Perez at Bantam Dell; Bill Massey at Orion; and my wonderful agent, Helen Heller, for their continued support and confidence.

Last but not least, the home team: Neetha, Spencer, and Paige.