Stefan J. Malecek, Ph. D. is the author of four previous Paul Marzeky Mystery novels: Crazy Tales of Combat Psychiatry; Spirals of Time; Unwitting Witnesses; and Alchemy’s Angel. He has also addressed the etiology of addictions and “mental illness” in his book Crucible of Shame. He worked in many aspects of psychiatry before earning his Ph.D. He retired from private practice in 2013, and has been happily living on the island of Maui and writing full-time since. He is at work on a book presenting his unique take on the retirement years in Transcendental Retirement (forthcoming in 2018), and a new stand-alone novel with the working title of Enough. He is also a contributor to the forthcoming edition of Moral Injury and War from Wipf & Stock Publishers in February 2018. He has professionally edited five other books and one that will soon be in press.