A collection of short stories chronicling Jeff Resnick's (and that of his brother, Richard Albert) back story. What forces molded these men into the people they are today? Find out in the eleven thought-provoking tales that span from their first meeting, until two years before Murder On The Mind. (These stories are character studies of the characters in the Jeff Resnick Mystery series.)
First Contact: Things don't go well the first time Jeff and Richard meet.
Betty’s Dead: Upon his mother's death, Jeff is forced to live with the brother he met only once.
Shooting Hoops: Richard has a hard time connecting with his younger brother. Could basketball be the way?
Resnick’s Revenge: Mrs. Alpert's spiteful comments and acts force Jeff to handle the situation the only way he knows how.
The First Noel: It was supposed to be their first holiday together, but Richard's change of plans make it impossible.
Food For Thought: Mrs. Alpert has crossed the line when she withholds food as a punishment.
The Turning Point: It takes a crisis before Richard finally takes his responsibility as guardian seriously.
Happy Birthday?: How many ways can a birthday go bad?
Leaving On A Jet Plane: Jeff finally tells Richard about enlisting, but it's Richard who takes an unexpected flight.
Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate: Jeff struggles to cope after his wife's murder.
Reunion: The brothers haven't met in almost four years; but it seems whatever connection they forged has disintegrated.