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In September 2000, author Phillip B. J. Reid was sitting on a bench facing the Mediterranean Sea in the French Riviera town of Nice. He had flown there during a three-day break in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial in Camp Ziest, Netherlands, where he was expected to testify. As he sat on this bench eating lunch, he suddenly found himself overwhelmed by emotion. It was an awakening: He realized that his being there was the fulfillment of one of his many life dreams and goals that were launched thirty-one years earlier from another bench facing the Three Sisters Ponds in Baltimore