ABOUT THE STORY: Bill Torpy follows former Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson's road back from the brink of suicide. AN EXCERPT FROM 'AFTER THE FALL': 'Through guile and force of personality, Glenn Richardson was known to Republicans in the state House as a leader who delivered his party into power after a century in the wilderness. As Georgia’s speaker of the House, he was the state’s second most powerful man. But the pressures of his job, combined with an insatiable appetite for the trappings of success, were feeding his ruin. On Nov. 8, 2009, he was just a depressed, lonely man who saw no other way out of a self-induced spiral.'