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CONTENTS
 

PART 1: THE TELEPHONE

Chapter 1: The First Meaningful Phone Call

Chapter 2: The Second Meaningful Phone Call

Chapter 3: The Third Meaningful Phone Call

PART 2: THE SECOND INTRODUCTION

Chapter 4: May Ninth (The Revelation)

PART 3: Y____ ASSUMES CONTROL

Chapter 5: The Valerie Sessions

Chapter 6: An Attempt at Reason

Chapter 7: The Unclear Story of the Half-Mexican Ladies Man

Chapter 8: Another Lapse in Judgment

Chapter 9: June 20: A memory or a clue?

Chapter 10: [A Personal Aside]

Chapter 11: Pseudo-Historiography

Chapter 12: Heavy Dudes

Chapter 13: Heavy Dudes Part II (The Interrogation)

Chapter 14: An Incident?

Chapter 15: August

Chapter 16: The Thirtieth of August

Chapter 17: Sabbatical

Chapter 18: Something That May Have Happened (September 11)

Chapter 19: Something That Probably Happened (September 15)

Chapter 20: A Point of No Return

Chapter 21: The Worst-Case Scenario

Epilogue

THE VISIBLE MAN

 

 

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