Many an author has praised his or her editor as truly the best, the most accomplished, and the most brilliant. But the honest-to-God truth is that it would be insulting to attempt a description of my editor, Julia Roller, with any such adjectives. Her abilities and skills far transcend the praise that these mere descriptions could offer. She has earned my deepest admiration for tightening the storyline, endowing each word with purpose, and polishing every letter of this book with an unparalleled passion and endurance. The thousand wonders she performed have breathed this book into reality.