His wife was killed by a car accident because she was distracted by her phone, causing him to distrust cellphones.
After his wife's death, he spiraled into depression and had difficulty caring for his daughter. Emma Barnes claimed he confessed to her father that he believed Taylor had inadvertently killed her - she had failed to call Annette when she was supposed to, and he suspected Annette had been trying to call her when she had her car accident.
↑The white of one of his eyes had turned crimson, the green of his iris pale in the midst of it.-- Excerpt from Plague 12.5
↑The other fragments in that same cluster are retained. To see the future is resource intensive, but the entity will harbor it as a safeguard.
More abilities are used to check, investigate, and then cast off.
When it knows the configuration is absolutely decided, it reaches for the last fragment it will cast off. This one, too, it cripples, even largely destroys, so as to limit the host from using it in the same fashion.
In a haste to decide matters before it enters the stratosphere of that barren planet, the entity casts it off to a similar location as the future-sight ability. A similar time, thirty-one revolutions from now. The destination is a male, thin, in the company of strong males and females, drinking.-Excerpt from Interlude 26