What if the entire universe has, indeed, been created by intelligent design but humans are actually a mistake? Allister, a high school physics teacher, humors an elderly hospital patient when the man asks him to pick a number between one and ten. But his life takes a sharp turn after he discovers that the old coot is a Mafia boss-turned-vegetable via an irreversible coma whose recovery is nothing short of "miraculous." When the mobster's henchman, Tootsie, discovers that the attempt to knock off his former boss was not successful, Allister and the erstwhile Mafioso leader, along with his attractive, fundamentalist neighbor and a sassy high school student, flee for their lives. A series of improbable adventures confronts them as they journey toward a final rendezvous atop Angels Landing in Utah. Along the way they realize that the old man is more - much more - than simply an ex-mob boss ...and that the trials encountered on their difficult journey are not products of mere chance. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blaine C. Readler has a BSEE in electronics, works as a consulting engineer, holds two patents, plays guitar in blues bands, and has sailed the Windward Islands of the Caribbean.
He can still run a six-minute mile, but appears deranged for five minutes afterwards.