By Max Barry
(Doubleday Books, Hardcover, 9780385514392, 338pp.)
Publication Date: January 2006
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At Zephyr Holdings, no one has ever seen the CEO. The beautiful receptionist is paid twice as much as anybody else, but does no work. One of the sales reps uses relationship books as sales manuals, and another is on the warpath because somebody stole his donut.
In other words, it's an ordinary big company. Or at least, that's what everyone thinks. Until fresh-faced employee Jones-- too new to understand that you just don't ask some questions at Zephyr-- starts investigating.
Soon Jones uncovers the company's secret: the answer to everything, what Zephyr Holdings really does, and why every manager has a copy of the "Omega Management System," It plunges him into a maelstrom of love, loyalty, management, and corporate immorality-- and whether he can get out again, now that's a good question.
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