Jeremy Birch has been electronic engineer and environmental campaigner for a very long time. Having been involved in quite a lot of successful enterprises (and some glorious failures) without making either an name for himself or very much money, he has decided to turn his hand to writing fiction. This makes a change from only writing stuff that ends every statement with a semi-colon and which is only readable by machines.
Jed Halter is a globetrotting software salesman until his mother dies and his life takes a new turn. He finds a large box of tapes and a note from his mother "Jed, start here, sorry, Mom". Accompanied only by an unknown taped voice and a wayward U-Haul trailer, he crosses America in search of answers.