Another read difficult to rate. When starting I had no idea where the story would head. This was not a fluffy, easy read. It dealt with some heavy topics and although the setting was unusual, the problems of MAC soon took over and were rather difficult to follow. For me there was a huge gap between MAC's darkest point and his emerging after overcoming his alcoholism. Yes, it finished on a positive note, but overall it was a gripping read, but not easy. So I go with 4 stars.