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The ID Paradox

The ID Paradox

After disastrous experiences as a lawyer and then as a teacher, Jake Kazmareck tries to hide out from the world in a job picking melons on a farm in the wilds of south Texas.


An estranged friend, Connors, tracks him down with news that their mutual bosom buddy, Artie, is not dead as they both believed, but rotting in a Mexican prison. The stage is set for Artie’s rescue.


Jake, Connors and Artie’s friendship was forged years earlier, during an almost fatal canoe trip in which only Artie’s genius for survival kept them alive. That brush with death unleashed a primitive beast in Jake that has never stopped plaguing him.


The prison rescue is successful, but Artie’s experiences in captivity have destroyed his spirit. Jake and Connors immediately enlist the help of psychiatrist Judith Neuwirth to try to piece together Artie’s shattered self.


In the process, Jake is again confronted by the beast in himself. Will he learn to accommodate it, or will it destroy him?


"Brilliant. An intelligent, thought provoking book. The plot and characters are fantastic. This is a gripping read, powerful and at times very sad. I was sorry when it came to an end. Another amazing book from Jan. Highly Recommended."

"This compelling story is a must read! Interesting characters caught up in an incredible, dangerous adventure. I couldn't put the book down!"

"Fabulous book!!! Kept my attention throughout."

"Written in a poetic way with a flawless description of the scenery and activities as they occur, the book can easily hold the readers’ attention in an addictive way by making you to feel at home with the thought process of the main character. The Id Paradox is packed with suspense, emotion and actions to keep one entertained and flipping through the pages till the very last!"

Amy's Bookshelf Review

5 Stars - Thought provoking!

Jan Notzon writes a dramatic tale with The ID Paradox. The Kaczmarek family is back, and focusing on Jake. He tries to blend in with his surrounding and takes on a simple job on a farm in Rio Grande Valley. If you haven't read Suffer Not The Mole People, I recommend reading it to get the whole story of how the Kaczmarek family flees their Poland home. 

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Literary Titan Review

5 Stars - Jan Notzon’s novel, The Id Paradox, invites readers into a gripping narrative of friendship, adventure, and resilience. Set against the backdrop of Texas’ majestic Big Bend National Park, we meet Jake Kazmareck, Connors McClain, and Arturo Cavazos, friends drawn together by their thirst for adventure. Their journey, initially filled with the promise of scenic exploration, takes a harrowing turn when a dangerous mission leads to Arturo’s disappearance.

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