The first book in a new detective series that just might make you quit your day job.
Chuck Restic hates his job. A 20-year career working in the risk-averse world of human resources for a large corporation has left him comfortably numb...and incredibly bored.
So when a coworker goes missing without a trace, Chuck ventures out of the confines of his Los Angeles skyscraper into the great city down below. His search for the missing man leads him from the shady underworld of Armenian mobsters to the billion-dollar land developments that serve as the lifeblood of the city. Murder lurks at every turn.
Chuck's HR background proves more valuable as a moonlighting private detective than it does in the office. Chuck may not be your typical detective (he prefers a passive-aggressive approach over the old-fashioned fisticuffs kind) but he is amusingly effective at solving crimes.
The Chuck Restic series is a fun romp that mashes traditional mystery with a scathing send-up of corporate America.
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A Great Mystery That Has It All
- Ray M Greenley
Deja Vu... all over again!
Certainly one of my favorites... top 10%... hence the FIVE stars!
Actually, yes... if you can call the "edge of my seat" that craving for more... like an Italian grandma's lasagna. Each chapter brings a segment to a proper close... but leaves you wanting to move quickly to the next...not unlike a highly successful TV series.
No. This is the first book I've heard narrated by Paul Dake. He's quite good, though! He brings the book... and it's deadpan humor... to life in a way that makes listening easier than with the garden-variety, generic audio-book. Like a great umpire in a World Series game... the spectacle goes perfectly without anyone realizing his presence. That's the sign of a job well done.
Definitely a laugher... even the serious mystery within is laced with a certain brand of dry, corporate sarcasm and irony that took me back to me days in the world of my first big company... which shall remain nameless... however their initials are IBM. Very funny.
Good story... good performance... Entertainment achieved.