John David Petty is a retired analytical chemist/inventor; founder and previous owner of Ionode Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of electrochemical sensors. He is the holder of six US patents with counterparts in other countries and has a number of papers in leading analytical chemistry journals relating to his inventions, co-authored with academic collaborators and industrial sponsors. He is widely read, and his work has been influenced by many authors. John has no previously published novels.
Lisa, an intelligent and attractive high school senior, is on a quest to understand happiness. Guided by her middle-class values, Christian faith, and a keen interest in science and philosophy, she navigates life with her unpredictable, alcoholic mother and her own inner demons. Dreaming of a freedo...