Mission Improbable by Colin Carroll
Colin Carroll has spent a lifetime avoiding anything that might involve commitment of any kind. But one day he wakes up feeling empty and unsatisfied by the idyllic beach lifestyle he has made his own. He needs to find a purpose in life and maybe even put on a tie. His friend and guru tells him he is in his Jesus Year - his 33rd year on the planet that is. By the end of it he will know who he really is, but it's going to be a bumpy ride. In a bid to find his true identity, Colin hurtles himself down an Olympic bobsleigh track, pitches himself into full contact battle with a national ice hockey team in Latvia, and takes on world champions as a member of the Irish Elephant Polo team, led by Graham Little of Setanta Sports and UTV's "Little Goes Large" - never having played polo on a horse never mind an elephant.At the end of the year though Colin may not have found out who he truly is, he has found an enduring passion for challenging the mundanity of everyday existence. He has also turned himself into a lawyer with far reaching consequences for the Law Society and is getting ready for the next challenge - sumo wrestling!