"Shame: The Path To Nowhere" is, above all things, a study of provocative personalities. It is a story of not only what people do, but how people think about what they do. While the reader is taken down a path of love, illicit sex, religion, violence, and murder, those dynamics alone do not reveal the passion and inner emotions demonstrated by the characters and transmitted to the reader. The narrative contains romance and eroticism; with scientific/psychological explanations and dialogue that sometimes demonstrate commonplace exchanges which challenge beliefs about the forces of human nature . That is intentional; no one wants to read a boring book. The reader of "Shame: The Path to Nowhere" will not escape becoming psychologically involved in the characters' personalities and will be encouraged to experience a full range of emotions.