Fresh off the brink of an all-American corporate disaster, Business Solutions, Inc., is launching a new, ill-advised venture north of the border. But as executives pin their hopes and bonuses on a hastily planned Canada partnership, a shocking shakeup at the top threatens not only BSI’s expansion but its legacy and future.
Just as Will Evans hits his groove as BSI communications director and potential love interest for coworker Anna Reed, he’s booted out of his comfort zone. Thrown into the Canadian expansion, he’s forced to navigate a bumbling tech startup, worldly new colleagues, and Anna’s underhanded ex. Back in Minneapolis, Anna is losing her sense of purpose—and maybe her mind—as she juggles an exploding workload, her complicated office romance, and new anxieties about her long-buried past. She also might be the only thing left standing between exec Lyle Kirkland and his most devious plot yet.
As employees are distracted by slapdash plans, technology fiascos, and pirate seminars, Will and Anna must race against the clock to save BSI—and themselves. But is there time to change the course of companies so set in their ways? Or are some greedy schemes too deep and deceitful to be stopped?
Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss spent two decades careening through corporate America and barely lived to write about it. As company journalists, speechwriters, and C-suite advisors, they stockpiled insider stories and cautionary tales. Both live near Minneapolis, where they own a communications agency, speak to groups of all sizes, and share their perspectives in publications like the Washington Post. Operation Clusterpuck is their second novel.
“Riotous and suspenseful . . . with a plot that thickens with the turning of every page.” —Lorie Lee Steiner, Business View Magazine
“Five stars. A rollicking ride that melds corporate intrigue, romance, and humor to create a spellbinding narrative. Fast-paced and a hugely satisfying read. First-rate entertainment.” —Readers’ Favorite
“One of the 10 Best Business Books of 2018. Authors Rock and Voss once again assay a corporation where dysfunction is an aspirational goal and ethics are as expendable as the executives.” —John Kador, author of What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know
“Full of biting business jokes, workplace camaraderie and plenty of cheeky pop culture references. Impossible to put down.” —US Review
“Five stars. You’re in for a treat! By revealing the cobwebby crevices of corporate life, Rock and Voss show how even something as seemingly mundane as another day at the office can quickly turn into a scenario you’re more likely to see in a disaster movie.” —Red City Review