The core story of this sequel to 4900 Nights is the attempted murder of the author. Van Meter is shot five times and nearly dies. This true-life narrative begins with the horrific, violent encounter which leads to the assassination attempt, then progresses to the subsequent investigation and corruption by police and public officials. The forward is written by retired FBI director Ted Gunderson who investigated aspects of the case and the ensuing cover-up.
This story is an education which proves that things transpiring around us are not what is commonly believed or reported by the mainstream media.