And, above all, they built Evesden-a shining metropolis, the best that the world has to offer.But something is rotten at the heart of the city. The eponymous investigator works for the McNaughton Corporation, the powerful and mysterious entity running the United States from the capitol city of Evesden, located in a Pacific Northwest very different from the one we know. In addition, there is a moral and very religious female police inspector who is determined to arrest the murderer, but has serious home problems. The McNaughton Corporation is the pinnacle of American industry. And, above all, … A world of gangsters and the Union, in the fictional American city of Evesden, with worn-down detectives and corrupt business. The details of corporate officers and their willingness to risk everything for money seemed very true to life. The Company Man is an alternate history/world/Steampunk/Alien first encounter novel taking place in 1919/20 in a Washington state that is quite different than the one we call ours. Makes you more paranoid. Highly religious detective Audrey Rimes and her not so cooperative partner Bugbee relentlessly try to make a case against Nick and Eddie. Machines that take over minds to change personalities, memories and values; a person who can read minds within fifty feet of his target; and most concerning of all the murder of eleven people in an underground trolley where the same identical wound was inflicted on each of the victims all in a total of four minutes. did they have subways in our 1919? An introduction and annotations provide historical context to this intimate examination of life in the French-Atlantic world"--Provided by publisher. Nick Conover is the CEO of a large office furniture company based in Michigan. Can Nick find his way back to the man he truly is? Make it look like he died somewhere else. Then what? W. My favorite Joseph Finder novel so far. Conover is also struggling with the recent death of his wife and raising, the oldest who are rebelling. The Company Man: Amazon.ca: Bennett, Robert Jackson: Books. You feel threatened so you call a friend. Enough said. This was not a very good book because the author made his main character an idiot. I would have liked to read more about the founding and rise of the city of Evesden, which compares to Chabon's Sitka, Alaska in Yiddish Policemen's Union. First, I don't give many 5-star reviews, although I, of course, crave them, but let's be honest. And the police reaction to the CEO was completely unrealistic. I rooted for Nick, despite of what he did, despite of the bad decisions he has made. It tells a decent story, although it feels long, perhaps because for me, inklings of what’s really going on started coming too soon. The traveling man, named McNaughton took the Prospector's "gadgets" and started a corporation that within a very short time was the premier corporation in the world. However, in this one I felt that the situation was more extreme than in other books, and I was more conflicted because I both deplored his actions and wanted him (Nick Conover - Stratton’s CEO) to come out okay. 5 stars for 500 pages of a good book! All were alive when they entered the trolley and all were union workers. noire? What do you do? CEO Nick Conover of Stratton Corporation goes from beloved town hero to scapegoat and villain when Fairfield Equity takes over and orders him to layoff 5,000 employees in a small town in Michigan. Buy Company Man by from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Nick Conover's life as a hot shot CEO is falling apart at the seams and he seems powerless to help himself or anybody else. They built the airships that tie the world together. 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