This book would not exist without the patience and help of those interviewed. I want to thank each individual for accommodating my persistent and, no doubt, annoying requests for interviews and for the candid and open way in which each volunteered information and recollections about efforts to achieve a peace settlement in Northern Ireland. Each person was interviewed at least three times before their testimony was edited down into one single interview. Apart from the interviewees I want to thank Aaron Edwards, Lincoln Geraghty, John Grieve, Sue Harper, Chris Hudson, Jim Kenny, Chris Maccabe, Seamus Mallon, Jim McAuley, Connal Parr, Kevin Spencer, Pamela Spencer, Pip Sutton, David Trimble and particularly Lynn Evans. The book, though, is dedicated to Dermot Gallagher, who died in 2017.