Garrett’s books are a little different, perfect for when you’re tired of the same characters and ‘wannabe‘ fiction.
Sometimes to get the measure of your life you just need a break from being yourself… because nothing lasts forever.
Enter the world of an unnamed family man struggling in his pursuit of a work/life balance. Too much travel at the whims of his tyrannical boss, known variously as Stalin and ‘the Anti-Christ’, has left him failing at work and at home, but after his wife prophetically warns that his next trip will be different, he is suddenly a world apart from his usual self. Confident, capable and unafraid of his manager, opportunities abound as he embraces his altered state away from home.
What begins as a quest to reclaim his career and satisfy his ego and soon descends into the pursuit for revenge on his boss. With nothing but success in his wake and seemingly limitless potential at his disposal, it’s only fitting when he is coerced to work with his nemesis in a remote corner of the world. It’s more than just a chance to get even after years of abuse, more than the opportunity for a confrontation; a final solution to what he sees as the bane of his life is on offer. What could possibly go wrong when he’s in his prime? Succeed or fail, either way this trip will be the making of him or the end of him.
Guilt is just a matter of how much you understand the bigger picture.
Devlin Bennett’s life is no longer in free-fall, but only because he’s hit the bottom. What’s worse, his notoriety is such that opportunities and friends are few and far between. Until a new job lands in his lap.
Benign and well-paid, the role and his new peers are unfazed with his history. It’s the chance he’s desperate for and his life is surely on the improve. But when he is warned anonymously to not join a list of deceased past employees, the job loses some of its lustre. Unable to walk away or ignore the warnings, he needs to understand whether he’s been handed a lifeline or a death-sentence.
His concerns are shared by an ageing detective investigating the death of the latest employee. Together, they just might unravel the truth that lies amongst a newly bereaved woman, a Balkan sociopath, a battered performance artist, an elusive ex-employee and his enigmatic employer’s reference to a ‘greater good’. What they learn might benefit them both, and others.