One drink changed everything. Influencing a man's fate should have been another day behind the bar. Bartender Jake Hongkong has served The Management longer than any other Jake or Jade, but now he doubts his role influencing people's destinies and decisions. Declan is directionless and scared when he comes to the pub, yet one drink is all it takes to give him the courage to make a life-altering decision. Deeply shaken by something he wasn't meant to see, Jake doubts more than ever, and consequences ripple through destiny and the world. Soon one martini will forever alter lives and fates... especially Jake's and Declan's. About the Rucksack Universe Series: Wits. Wanders. Beers. Travel to a new world of myth and adventure with the ongoing fantastical tales of the Rucksack Universe.
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As Bob Dylan sang, "You've got to serve somebody." Big-hearted bartender Jake Hongkong does that and more—he serves, listens to and influences customers on pivotal life choices. He also serves the mysterious 'Management'— a cabal with the tendency to 'nudge' the world through its inhabitants. Anthony St. Clair trusts his reader enough to tell this tale with all the spare beauty of a fable. 'The Martini of Destiny' goes down smooth and leaves the reader poised for another round. Luckily the rest of the Rucksack Universe awaits and this slim volume makes a stellar debut. In the words of Jake himself, "Love. Choice. They're the most important things in the world, and they come out in the smallest of moments."