Thank you to the group at Sams Publishing—Laura Norman, Keith Cline, Mark Renfrow—and my Tech Editor, Anne Groves, for getting me through this edition. The abject terror that your team places within me drives me to finish. I hope someday to escape this small room and again see the light of day. Between typing sessions, I catch raindrops on the top of my MacBook and use them to quench my parched lips. My leather iPad case, half eaten, is my sole source of sustenance. I know what will happen if I miss another deadline, but the tears no longer flow, and the screams no longer come.
I hear them coming. I must go.