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Ride, Captain, ride upon your mystery ship
On your way to a world that others might have missed

—Skip Konte / Frank Konte / Mike Pinira
Ride Captain Ride


I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus's garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been
In his octopus's garden in the shade . . . 

—Ringo Starr,
Octopus's Garden


And you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

—Barry McGuire
Eve of Destruction


And the sea gave up the dead which were in it . . . 

Revelation 20:13


Author's Note:

This is a work of fiction.

As always, any resemblance to people living, dead, undead, or some stage in-between, is purely coincidental. As for any resemblance to acts of God (or acts of the gods): the plot synopsis, story outline, proposal,and primary research for Dead Easywere completed prior to January 2005.The fault lies not in the stars, dear Brutus, but in ourselves . . . 


Dead Easy was undertaken during a particularly tumultuous period of events that made the writing of this book far different than the experience I envisioned in the original synopsis and proposal. I'd like to thank the electronic 1st Readers Club whose feedback and supplemental input was most helpful during a period of extraordinary change and limited access to my familiar resources and support. Any errors, inconsistencies, and faults herein are my own.

Richard Acosta, J.J. Brannon, Kyle Carmichael, Benjamin Cock, Thomas Erickson, Erik Fischer, Tracy Fretwell, Tana Hamza, James Hayes, Jack Long, Lee Martindale, Robyn McNees, Greg Normington, Jr., William A. Oates, Porter Peaden, Sanjay Ramamurthy, Anthony D. Rhodes, Dawn Rodriguez, Roger Ross, Brad Sinor, Anthony Stasak, Lynn Stranathan, Jim Wagner.

Thanks guys!

Special Thanks also to Clyde Caldwell and Christine Klingbiel for their part in bringing certain characters, past and present, to life.


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