Dan Barden is the author of JOHN WAYNE: A Novel. A native of Southern California, he teaches at Butler University, and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife, Elizabeth Barden, owner of Indianapolis’s Big Hat Books.
Randy Chalmers has to admit he’d be dead or in prison were it not for his best friend, lawyer and Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, Terry Elias. Thanks to Terry’s coaching and an endless stream of caffeine-fueled AA meetings, Randy has been off the booze for eight years. All is well…until Terry, himself supposedly sober for 15 years, is found dead of a heroin overdose.