This story is a work of fi ction. Whatever
references to any historical event, real people, whether living or dead, and real locales
are intended only to give this fi ctitious work a setting of historic reality.
Other names, characters, and incidents are either the product of the author’s
imagination or are being used fi ctitiously; and if there is any resemblance with any
actual events in the present or past (time sequences), it is then purely and entirely
I honestly hope that you, dear lector, will enjoy reading this book; which is a
work of fi ction, and I really expect that you will be fully entertained and satisfi ed
after reading this novel.