12 Steps is a contemporary novel of addiction, recovery and the social cost of substance abuse treatment.
It's a novel about redemption. And failure.
A story of small mistakes, smaller victories and the unintended consequences of decisions made in the name of emotional health.
It is a novel without car chases.
In his lifetime, Ray had done a number of things for which he was not proud, things he’d like to see just as well stuffed down a dark hole. Everybody had things of which they were ashamed. Everybody has committed their share of sins that they wish they could take back. But this wasn’t one of them, and he resented the implication that it was—the implication that someone would dare to judge him for something they did not fully understand.
It was a good thing,...