I want to take a moment to thank all those who helped me along the way. To my husband, for always being the most supportive person in my life and picking up some of my mommy duties while I focus on writing and talking to me about my story ideas everyday with unmatched enthusiasm. To Police Officer Troy Zeeman for talking through real life scenarios with me and explaining the physiological effects on the brain from high stress and talking me through hostage rescue techniques. To the author of Thinking Fast and Slow, a psychology book, Daniel Khaneman, which I read to learn more about the human brain and how it operates. A big thank you to everyone, with your support, shared knowledge and experience, you helped bring this story and characters to life. Most importantly, I want to thank my two young children without whom, I would never have gotten back into writing. Thank you to all those who took the time to read my story and shared feedback and ideas. All of you helped make one of my biggest dreams come true, for that, I am eternally grateful. I feel like the luckiest person on this planet.