By Richard Taylor
Published: August 21, 2010.
Having touched mortality with a recent heart attack, Tom Ryder sets off across the desert on his bicycle in an odyssey of meaning. His destination – Phoenix, the city of rebirth. Behind him is an abandoned wife, a discarded job, and a life of conformity so heavy it threatened to crush him. Ahead is a rendezvous with fate and a truth long hidden in the recesses of his mind.