The only day she was happy was on Thursdays, when she had her "special" telephone hour at night that Adam was not to interrupt.
Adam often wondered whom she would be calling, as she had no friends, and they had no living relatives, as his father had told him before.
As Adam pedals along the road, he sings the children's song "The Farmer in the Dell," which was the Farmer family theme song.
Adam's fears are realized and he is confronted by a ferocious German shepherd at the bottom of a hill, but he manages to ride past it.
After near-fatal brushes with a car bomb and a hired killer, Anthony realized he was not safe. Grey's men had foiled the two murder attempts, and when Louise received a threatening phone call one night, Anthony reluctantly agreed to join the department.
Adam tells Brint that Grey was one of the first men behind a new government program to protect witness who testified against powerful organizations, called the U. Grey relocated them with new names but kept them in the Northeast so they would not stand out.
One Thursday night, Adam eavesdropped on his mother over another phone.
Adam tells Brint about his girlfriend, the mischievous, talkative, but ultimately sensitive Amy.He remembers a day Amy called to tell him that, while at her father's newspaper office, an editor had dropped in for a visit from Rawlings, Pennsylvania, where Adam had told her his family had moved from.