The forces of fate have been fooling Kane Hailand. Kane's entire existence is predicated on war with Hank Adaline, the genius pianist who sealed a deal with the devil long ago. In a bout of insanity, Kane tattoos a cryptic phrase into his forehead and embarks on a journey to discover what it might mean. More
In a tale of biblical proportions, The Scoundrels are the world’s most rebellious band. Pianist Hank Adaline sets crowds ablaze as the most astounding musical genius since Mozart, who seems dead-set on drowning his gift in drugs and alcohol. Hank’s wife Anika plays the band’s gifted contralto, an incessant smoker who refuses to visit her oncologist despite her developing cancer. Then there’s Kane Hailand, the lyricist who pursues a deadly affair with Anika.
Inexplicably, Kane Hailand tattoos an indecipherable phrase into his forehead and buys a one-way ticket to a Middle Eastern town he’s never heard of. With no food, no money, and no survival skills, Kane wanders alone through the desert until a family of vagabond musicians discovers his unconscious body by a river. Under their care, Kane learns what he believes to be life's greatest secrets. But the forces of fate have been fooling Kane Hailand.