A former journalist for The New York Times, Martin was fired from the Herald not long after Sarah's death on September 11, 2001. Willing to do whatever is necessary to provide for his son, he has since worked as a doorman, taxi driver, and construction worker, and currently works as a baggage handler at JFK Airport. In March 2012, Martin was visited by Clea Hopkins from Child and Family Services, the result of Jake climbing a cell phone tower for the third time in three weeks, every time at 3:18 PM.
- Main article: 318
318, being the number Martin's son is obsessed with, shows up in many facets of his life. Notably, Jake is constantly setting the clocks around the house to this time, and has set a recurring alarm for 3:18 on Martin's laptop computer.
- "You do not get to talk to me about commitment!"
- —Martin Bohm