Can any of us trust ourselves? Is there a true and reliable self? Can motive ever be clearly seen? Is beauty an excuse to be bad? Does anyone really know how they would react in strange circumstances? Are damaged people good for us? Ted is looking for answers as his uncle lies dying in ICU, his half-sister turns up like a fairy princess with a wicked but gorgeous enchantress tagging along and a best friend whose good opinion is not easily bought. Personal dilemmas are sidetracked by a bizarre business proposition with an untrustworthy associate. No neat end is waiting as the personal and business unpredictably intersect. This book shines a light on duplicitous characters, irrational impulses and unreliable relationships.