Jack Joseph is an alcoholic and a drug addict. There is absolutely no question about either. His life is a complete mess; this includes his relationships, his chosen career and his illegal choices. We have all read stories about alcoholic drug addicts and how they manipulate and do whatever it takes to get what they need and all of this is included in this novel. Ethics and morals be damned. Where it stands out is that the story is told from the perspective of a highly educated physicist who has the intellectual ability to think and reason. Jack is the way he is because there are no answers. This is backed up by Jack relying on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Jack has 100% bought into this thought and decided that since nothing can be proved without a doubt there is no point to anything. In a surprising turn, Jack discovers that maybe somethings are certain or at least can be certain.
If you no understanding of addiction, this read will make painfully clear what is involved for anyone connected to an addict.
I was asked to read and review this novel by the author with no compensation.