Okay guys but remember the finale? Stan had the first book. What if he is the unknown and brilliant author? He intended to keep all the books, but two were stolen. He knew a grand power would be unleashed if all three books were put together, so he searched for years ("finally, after all these years") to find the other two. By the time he did, he had semi-given up, thus the becoming a con man with a classless demeanor. Thank you and goodnight.