Authors: David Kessler
The times stated at the beginning of each chapter (usually in Pacific Daylight Time) refer to the time at the
of the events in that chapter. Thus chapters may overlap chronologically with subsequent chapters. This should be borne in mind in the reader’s understanding of events.
I should like to thank Robert Burka Esq. for his advice on US criminal law and Roberta Burns for her advice on the California vernacular. They have not, however, reviewed the final draft of the manuscript and in any case I have taken literary license where I deemed it expedient. Therefore any remaining errors are the author’s alone.