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From a brilliant new talent comes a riveting novel of chance, fate, and numbers, and one man's strange journey past the boundaries of the possible.

David Caine inhabits a world of obsession, rich rewards, and rapid, destructive downfalls. A compulsive gambler and brilliant mathematician prone to crippling epileptic seizures, he possesses the uncanny ability to calculate odds of any hand in the blink of an eye. But one night at an underground poker club, Caine makes a costly mi scalculation, sending his life spinning out of control. Desperate, he agrees to test an experimental drug with unnerving side effects: inexplicable visions of the past, present, and future. Unsure whether he's perceiving an alternate reality or suffering a psychotic breakdown, Caine embarks on a journey that stretches beyond the possible into the world of the improbable. Gradually, he discovers the extent of his astonishing new ability -- but powerful, shadowy forces know Caine's secret. Now Caine must fight for his survival -- and his sanity . . .

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A riveting novel of chance,fate and numbers,and one man's strange jpurney past the boundaries of the possible.

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Michael Crichton meets A Beautiful Mind in this thinking man's thriller based on probability theory and quantum physics. David Caine's life is spinning out of control. A compulsive gambler who can't work because he's plagued by epileptic seizures, Caine's dropped out of normal society, opting instead to spend his nights trolling Manhattan's underground poker clubs. A mathematical genius, Caine wins more than he loses - that is, until one night when he makes a miscalculation that costs him money he doesn't have - right before experiencing his most powerful seizure ever. So he agrees to try an experimental drug to control the seizures. Shortly after he takes the yellow pill, he finds himself at a diner with friends where he envisions a truck coming through the window and killing them all. Confused and disbelieving, he nonetheless gets his friends out of harms way in the nick of time. From that moment his life is changed. Unsure whether he has gained the gift of second sight or is merely losing his mind, Caine embarks on a journey that stretches beyond the realm of what he has always thought of as possible into world that can only be described as...IMPROBABLE.

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