These stories hinge on the expertise of many, from physicists to philosophers, editors to authors, literary agents to secret agents. A huge thanks to my producers, Rick Eldridge and Fred Miller, my Literary Agent Terry Burns and publishers Tony Collins and Noelle Pederson. I’m very grateful to my talented editors, Teri Burns, Ryan Deken, Normandie Fischer, Frankie Sutton and Jenny Ward.
The message inside would be lost without our brilliant and renowned advisers: Ken Bowersox, Jim Cantore, Admiral Joe Dyer, Susan Dyer, Stuart Frisch, Allen Jackson, Dave Lavery, Dr. Ed Lu, Jerry Meadows, Dr. Bill Napier, Nick Nickles and Dr. Joe Veverka.
The accuracy of this story also hinges on brilliant subject matter experts: Chris Boblit, CDR Thomas Bosy, Winston Broad, Naomi Chuckwuk, Mike Craddock, Randall Dark, Reed DeVries, Nikko Dutton, Jim Eisenbeck, Julie Eisenbeck, Amy Hunter, Garrett Johnson, Kristi Kyle, Col John Marshall, Cherry Meadows, Dr. Adrian Melott, CDR Jim Roberts, Brett Sappington, Lanelle Shepherd, Dr. Carolyn Shoemaker, Dan Smith, Scott Straub, Lilli Stevens, Dr. Ann Ward, Dr. Brad Ward, David Welch and Doyle Yager. A few remain unnamed, due to the dangerous work they do.
I also want to thank the many exceptional reviewers, authors, friends and family who helped me craft a better story. They include Joe Baggett, Linda Baggett, Pat Barnes, Ron Barnes, Stan Boyd, Jackie Bray, Albert Comulada, Victoria Comulada, Jasmine Dary, Nate Dary, Lori Davidson, Carol Deken, Dr. Lou Deken, Lester Eisenbeck, Margaret Eisenbeck, Rob Gryger, Sam Hailes, Lesia Harper, Tommy Harper, Tim Hendricks, Laura Stevens-Hawkins, Keith Houk, Stacy Houk, Christian Johnson, Judy Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Rob King, Tracy Kuhar, Leslee Kitchings, Mike Lee, Catherine Murray, Richard Mustakos, Molly Mueller, Dr. Mike Pasternack, Ellen O’Neal, Patrick O’Neal, Lee Person, Jessica Peterson, Steve Ray, Carrol Rae, Norma Rae, Jeff Shortall, Betsy Smith, Dale Stevens, Ray Stone and Bart Waggoner.
Some of the character … of the story’s characters … was provided by some of the characters above.