The following is a list of incidents in lives of major characters that happened before the main narrative of the novel.
|ABS YR||FICT YR||ACT YR||Char||Incident desc||Source||DB Code||DTL|
|1981||1981||1981||Bill,Kelly,Rita||Bill sells Dallas condo to Kelly in bizarre closing||omniscient||2000||2,y|
|1998||1998||Randy||initiation in Baltimore||omiscient||2000||2,y|
|1999 (2002)||1988||Matt||Birth||Amos helps Sal find it, then Toby met him after Ali’s wreck||2000,3000||20,n|
|2002 (2005)||1977,2004||Ali||Ali loses legs to UFO (or train wreck); heart attack at Faber may be true; Ali’s statements differ from Toby’s||Sal finds it hacking Bill’s writings, then Randy finds the train wreck, then Toby has details||2000,3000||15/20,n|
|2005||2005||Bill||Bill’s substitute teaching scandal over his web content, Bill threatened again||Sal finds it hacking Bill’s writings, then Randy interviews Bill||2000,3000||14,p|
|2015||2005||Bill||Bill moves to Academy, kicked out of home||Randy inerviews Amos, then Sal does it; Sal is still a better detective than Randy at this point,, Sal gets more details as to how Bill was seen as a nuisance; Amos a process server||2000,3000||8/9/14/17,p|
|1994||1994||1994,1991 similar||Amos||Amos helps operators tamper with check system||Amos might explain this before showing Bill in swimming pool||2000,3000||8,9,n|
(First published Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 11:30 PM EDT)
Note: Dates in parentheses assume later publication (maybe late 2017).