After retiring, C.E. MacLeary expected to spend his days combing through old cases. Instead, he wakes up one morning to find himself in A place called Theory. Once there, he must adapt to the insane, topsy-turvy world that has evolved from Theory’s ability to take anything that exists as a description (a book, a letter, graffiti scrawled on a fence) and bring it to life. Unfortunately for the people who inhabit Theory, having things suddenly pop into existence can be dangerous, if not fatal..
So they invented AIda, the Artificial Intelligence Descriptive Algorithm, a computer program tasked with the job of preventing the locals from getting killed by their own creations. But lately people have started disappearing from Theory, and Mac has been brought in to find out why.
Mac navigates through stereophonic trees across rubber sidewalks, and travels to Mythology and through the Gates of Hell. He meets gods, demons, denizens of Hell, blood suckers and lawyers. In a world named Theory, there are no natural limits to what can happen. Just for starters, when Mac meets AIDA, it’s love at first sight.