"Murphy's Law", the second book in the "Lachine Canal Chronicles" series, follows Tom Murphy who is trying to cope with the tragic events of his life and his newfound fame as a writer. Tom is trying to get rid of his self-destructive habits and is asked to speak at one of his A.A. meetings. The story revolves around him detailing his life: from his upbringing in LaSalle to his friendship with Eamon, his time in the army and his unhinged sex life - all while losing, in the process, everyone who is dear to him. Murphy's Law states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. This is exactly what this novel is all about.