The Company Man

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Orbit, Apr 11, 2011 - Fiction - 464 pages
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The year is 1919.

The McNaughton Corporation is the pinnacle of American industry. They built the guns that won the Great War before it even began. They built the airships that tie the world together. 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. Deep underground, a trolley car pulls into a station with eleven dead bodies inside. Four minutes before, the victims were seen boarding at the previous station. Eleven men butchered by hand in the blink of an eye. All are dead. And all are union.

Now, one man, Cyril Hayes, must fix this. There is a dark secret behind the inventions of McNaughton and with a war brewing between the executives and the workers, the truth must be discovered before the whole city burns. Caught between the union and the company, between the police and the victims, Hayes must uncover the mystery before it kills him.

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User Review  - StaticBlaq - LibraryThing

I'm sure I already reviewed this book as I read it about 2 years ago? Wish I could remember what I wrote... I loved the slow burn of it. My kind of book. It was on the strength of this novel that I read American Elsewhere. Read full review

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User Review  - JanaRose1 - LibraryThing

This book takes place in an alternative history. It is 1919 and the McNaughton Corp has become the world’s technological leader. With the increased prosperity also comes increased poverty and there ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the Sydney J. Bounds Award, and an Edgar Award, he is the author of the novels Mr. Shivers, The Company Man, The Troupe, and American Elsewhere. Find out more about the author at www.robertjacksonbennett.com.

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