To Larry Spiro, my bon vivant, without whose infinite patience and love this
book could not have been written.
To my friends, Bob Ward and Sandy Ng, whose stories inspired this book.
To my brother-in-law, Steve Conklin, who taught me about Qui Tam.
To Dr. David Graham, who is one of my heroes.
To the Anonymous Seven, for their bravery.
The only rational way of educating is to be an example—if one can’t help it,
a warning example.
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