Nathan Gallagher doesn't believe in ghosts. As a fireman, he's seen his share of dead people, but they never spoke to him before - until now. His marriage is great, and his relationship with his son is strong, but Nathan is sure that if he tells his family that he's seeing ghosts, it is a quick ticket to a padded room and a straightjacket.
"Almost quit reading the narrator was so poor"
From 2003 to 2006, a series of 14 brutal murders summoned the deepest fears in the hearts of everyone living in California's San Fernando Valley. The killer behind the murders would become known only when he turned himself in to authorities in 2006, confessing to the murders and declaring he had "proof" that "emptiness" and "informational symmetry" made random crime impossible to prevent in modern-day society.
"Fascinating, a rare look into the mind of a killer"
Nathan Gallagher thought the ghosts were gone. He did everything they demanded, aiding in their souls passing on to the other side. But it's not over for him - new visions appear and they're not leaving until he helps them. Ignoring them only makes them more hostile, pushing Nathan and his son Rusty into a supernatural world of violence and uncertainty that edges them to the breaking point. Realizing the ghosts won't go away, Nathan begins to listen to what they need.
Butler is a womanizer, with no scruples about how he wins cases or conducts his private life. This case is assigned to the court of a female judge, with whom Butler had a short, secret love affair while both were in law school. She should recuse herself from the case, but does not, believing that no one knows of the affair. Later, a witness lies under oath and is exposed, resulting in the jury awarding a huge sum to the plaintiff. He celebrates by bedding his beautiful young associate....
"This might have really happened!"
Depression is almost a national disease and, by and large, it is an affliction suffered in silence. Our world moves at breakneck speed and the first time that many "close friends" ever discover that their loved one, neighbor, or spouse is depressed is when that person "acts out" in an act of violence to others or an act of violence toward themselves in the form of suicide. This book will help you recognize some of the warning signs.