He was born the second son and then violated vows he believed he would forever keep sacred. This is an extraordinary story of psychological deception, sex, passion, and relationships. The book is about family members who jockey for attention, using each other as pawns to satisfy their own desires. At the heart of it all is how easily the second boy in a family can suffer later on in his life from his birth order. While set in present time, the account could easily be from another period.