Author(s): Tom Holt
Starting a new job can be extremely stressful. You meet your colleagues and forget their names. You meet your boss and forget his name. Then, after breaking the photocopier, you forget your own name. And the next day you get to do it all again. But what if your new employer is not the pen-pushing, paper-shuffling outfit you supposed it to be? What if it is an elaborate front for something far more sinister? Not that Paul Carpenter, new recruit at J.W. Wells & Co., would even notice. He's become obsessed with wooing the enigmatic Sophie, a bizarre angular woman with all the sexual appeal of a hole-punch.