The Inventor tells the story of four entangled lives: the Average Joe, the General, the Mistress, and the General’s wife. Each unknowingly plays a role in the struggle of good against evil. They go about their lives, making decisions of their own free will while a larger chess match plays out in the background. Ultimately the choices they make—deciding to pursue an idea, selecting a book, choosing a repair shop, going for a walk, or even the split-second decision of fight or flight—impact the outcome. Do the good guys win? Perhaps, but are the good guys who you expect them to be?
“In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn in which beauty begins to emerge.”
—Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess grandmaster and undisputed World Chess Champion from 2006–2007