David Caine is a compulsive gambler.  He also suffers from severe epileptic seizures.  Every night he returned to the basement of a Russian supper club on Avenue D in Manhattan.  He was known for being able to figure out complex mathematical odds in his head.  This gave him an excellent chance at winning.  The one thing he could not figure out was whether or not his opponents were bluffing.   

One night, while playing a game of Texas Hold 'Em, Caine knew his probability of winning was high.  He was holding two aces.  David also knew that at any moment he was about to have a seizure.  He didn't need for this to happen now when he had such a great chance of winning.  Was his opponent bluffing?  He was not sure and the stakes kept going higher and higher.   Caine could not believe it but the only hand that could have beaten him was a royal straight flush and this is what his opponent held.  He had lost everything.  Caine tried to say something but tumbled to the floor. 

Caine woke up in the hospital where his twin brother, Joshua was waiting for him.  Caine has not seen Joshua for some time because he was away at a mental institution getting treatment for his schizophrenia.

David felt his life was spinning out of control.  In order to get some balance back into his life, he agreed to try an experimental drug, which ended up giving him some very weird side effects.  David is now able to see the past, present and future.  He can now see what will happen with each of his actions and he will know the consequences before time whether they are good or bad. 

What happens when others know of this secret ability that David now possesses?  Will others try to take advantage of him and use his powers for their own use?  You bet!

This is Adam Fawer's debut novel and all I can say is WOW!  He has created a book that is thrilling.  It is a sure page-turner - once you start reading this novel, you will have a hard time putting the book down.  There are many twists and turns in the plot and it is very fast paced. 
Adam Fawer has an extreme talent for writing that makes you feel like you are right there beside David Caine.  This is one that is highly recommended.  Add it to your reading list.