Born and raised in the City of Plainfield, New Jersey, the author lived in a rundown, 1880’s tenement and hung around with the local street gang. Eventually, he got his head on straight and became a professional land surveyor. He rose to some prominence in his field, authoring insightful articles that appeared in a number of professional journals. This background enabled him to write with authority about the intriguing world of land surveying with its detective work, land disputes, and court battles. As a husband and the father of a son and daughter, he was also able to write with authority about another world: that of marriage and family, with all its trials and tribulations. In The Three Keys, he brings these two worlds together in a tense, moving story of love, greed, disillusionment, corruption, redemption, honor, and much more.