Special thanks to:
Meg Ruley, Peggy Gordijn, Jane Berkey, Christina Hogrebe, Don Cleary, Mike McCormack, Kristen Pini, and the great team at the Jane Rotrosen Agency.
Kate Elton, Susan Sandon, Georgina Hawtrey-Woore, Jason Arthur, Rob Waddington, Emma Finnigan, Claire Round, Glenn O'Neill, and everyone at Random House UK.
Darin Brannon, Tara Klein, Francis Gross, Jane Sembric, Ray Villani, Douglas Bunker, Diana Richardson, Sandra Brancaleone, and Tacy Dooley.
Jennifer Kallend at the Curtis Institute of Music; Evan Evans at Le Meridien Philadelphia; Emily McCarthy at Ritz Carlton Philadelphia; Frank Thompson at Sheraton Society Hill.
Gino Rafaelli for his kindness and time, and the librarians at the CH-UH libraries for putting up with my many requests.
Detective Eddie Rocks, Sgt. Joe Rosowski, Lt. Edward Monaghan, and the brave men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department.
Mike Driscoll and the staff at Finnigan's Wake; Patrick Ghegan, Dom Aspite, Joe Sickman, Bob Mulgrew, A1 Kurtz, John Dougherty, Vita and Adjani DeBellis, and the rest of the Philly crew.
My father, Dominic Montanari. Nine and change, Pop.
The city of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for letting me create hotels, institutions, and townships, and for letting me move streets, buildings, and neighborhoods. I promise to put everything back where I found it.