Authors: Kathy Reichs
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BONES TO ASHES
BREAK NO BONES
DEATH DU JOUR
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Declan Rex Reichs
Born July 1, 2010
Flash and Bones
would not have been possible without the help of Barry Byrd.
Byrdman! I owe you.
Scott and Tiffany Smith invited me into their home and included me with the Race Week gang. Thanks. You created a new fan. Marcus Smith and Bryan Hammond welcomed me to the Charlotte Motor Speedway and answered endless questions about NASCAR and the track. Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson’s awesome crew chief, provided information on cars and race teams. Marty Smith of ESPN offered the perspective of a media insider. Bruton Smith’s hospitality in the owner’s suite was greatly appreciated.
Drs. Jane Brock, Patty McFeeley, and Mike Graham responded to my queries about ricin. Dr. William C. Rodriguez and Mike Warns answered a million questions each. Sergeant Harold (Chuck) Henson, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, helped with details on policing and law enforcement.
D. G. Martin shared an article on the history of stock car racing, and David Perry graciously donated
Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France,
by Daniel S. Pierce, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.
I appreciate the continued support of Chancellor Philip L. Dubois of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
I am grateful to my family for their patience and understanding. Amazing how they still put up with my grumpy phases.
Deepest gratitude to my agent, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, and to my genius editors, Nan Graham and Susan Sandon. I also want to thank all those who work so very hard on my behalf, including: Katherine Monaghan, Paul Whitlatch, Rex Bonomelli, Kara Watson, Simon Littlewood, Gillian Holmes, Rob Waddington, Glenn O’Neill, Kathleen Nishimoto, Lauren Levine, Tracy Fisher,
Michelle Feehan, Cathryn Summerhayes, and Raffaella De Angelis. I am also indebted to the Canadian crew, especially to Kevin Hanson, Amy Cormier, and David Millar.
And, of course, I am grateful to my readers. Without you, what’s the point?
If I have forgotten to thank anyone I am truly sorry. Though I tried to be careful, if the book has errors they are my fault.
FLASH AND BONES
OOKING BACK, I THINK OF IT AS RACE WEEK IN THE RAIN.
Thunderboomers almost every day. Sure, it was spring. But these storms were over the top.
In the end, Summer saved my life.
I know. Sounds bizarre.
This is what happened.