From the time Jake Wilson moved from upstate New York to New York City with his mother he had ambitions to be someone of importance. He started in the jewelry and clock repair business. Things were going well for Jake and his mother until one day a young lady walked into his office and wanted her expensive watch repaired. After that encounter, Jake had some unexpected incidents in his life. It seems like once things began to happen; there just wasnt an end in sight. It all began with problems by the Mafia with his mother. It then overflowed to his brother in Texas until everything became overwhelming to Jake. He met the Mafia and everything began to take a turn for the worse. Charles D. Sorrentino, Sr.s Affects of the Mind is a book that demonstrates what happens to the mind when a person tries to complete an unlawful task on their own.