Not quite ‘Dante’s Inferno’, this is the odious account of Jacob Marley’s death. A man in total denial of his demise, that is, until the sound of the soil hits the top of his casket. Vince Graham twists this macabre account into the joyous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his return to the world of the living. This book takes us from the distant past where we fi nd two spirits willing, to the near future to discover how the ghost of Marley conjures an apparition who will steer Scrooge off the path of damnation and into a love that is patiently waiting. This is a story that ends with a message, but only for those who fi nd the way and have learned to let go of their ego.
Vince Graham was somewhat of a child prodigy in that at the age of seventeen he joined the USAF. After basic training in Texas he spent the next nine months in training for the Strategic Air Command. In Illinois he was trained on inertial and celestial navigation systems and fl ight control systems for the B52 and KC 135 aircraft. Graduating second in his class he was then assigned permanently to Loring AFB Maine. After four years of service Sargent Graham hired on with UNIVAC he then moved on to Mohawk Data, Momentum Technologies, Decision Data and the SOMA corporations. In 1993 he wrote the story “Jacob Marley”. In 2003 Vince restored and reprinted an 1861 Civil War newspaper. He used the profi ts to help support his local Philadelphia PBS TV station. In 2004, Vince started working on his second book while working for the US Census Bureau. Vince is married and has a daughter who teaches Science in High School. As an avid historian, Vince now realizes that the book that remains unwritten is a waste of precious time and wisdom.