FOR BLYTHE… AGAIN. MORE THAN EVER.
First and foremost, to my friend and editor, Jason Kaufman, for working
so hard on this project and for truly understanding what this book is all
about. And to the incomparable Heide Lange–tireless champion of The Da
Vinci Code, agent extraordinaire, and trusted friend.
I cannot fully express my gratitude to the exceptional team at
Doubleday, for their generosity, faith, and superb guidance. Thank you
especially to Bill Thomas and Steve Rubin, who believed in this book from
the start. My thanks also to the initial core of early in-house supporters,
headed by Michael Palgon, Suzanne Herz, Janelle Moburg, Jackie Everly, and
Adrienne Sparks, as well as to the talented people of Doubleday’s sales
For their generous assistance in the research