I was thrilled when my brother Don asked me to help him finish a manuscript he had been working on for 8 years. I've never worked on a novel, so this task will be outside the box for me. I'm used to writing religious and children's books. The events are true but the names have been changed to protect those who have risked their lives working behind the scenes for the security of our country. This book was written to illustrate and document the experience of a common US citizen being brought into the navel protection program and surviving to tell his story. All of the episodes are real but where security is in question, the story is modified to accommodate the particular situation. There are no security breaches in this manuscript and fictional reference is made to items where/when it is necessary to disguise security related events or to preclude revealing classified material. The setting is rural Mississippi starting with Columbus and moving to my birthplace of Houston, Mississippi in Chickasaw County. Simpsons have resided in Chickasaw Co. for 100 yrs.