What do you do when someone wants you to save the universe?
JACK METER HAS HAD BETTER DAYS. Besides waking up without the hangover he’d worked hard on the night before, he finds himself kidnapped by aliens who want his services as a Private Investigator. Jack isn’t interested: he’d much rather stay drunk so he can forget that Annie, his physicist girlfriend, was killed in an explosion at her lab and died in his arms.
The Thrittene see it differently, and Jack has no choice but to accept the job. As he begins to piece the case together, he realizes everyone lied to him, from the aliens who hired him to his dead girlfriend, who keeps popping up into every world he visits. Soon, Jack uncovers a plot that threatens to destroy his sanity along with the universe.