Do you recall in the original movie ”Wall  Street”, when Hal Holbrook stopped Charlie Sheen in the hallway, placed his hand on Charlie’s shoulder, then advised him about the abyss?

On the way to standing before a Dallas Federal Judge, John Smith also looked deep into the abyss; the story of his first hand experience as a witness to fraud and as a witness against fraud is compelling.

"If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."  Philosopher Frederick Nietzsche.

John's non-fiction book is titled "Embracing the Abyss", a Texas story of greed, deception and financial fraud -- Overcoming Adversity on the way to a Presidential Pardon.