Summary

It was a junket, a freebie. A 'team-building' weekend in the highlands for lawyers, advertising execs, businessmen, even the head of a charity. Oh, and a journalist, specially solicited for his renowned and voluble scepticism - Jack Parlabane.
Amid the flying paintballs and flowing Shiraz even the most cynical admit the organisers have pulled some surprises - stalkers in the forest, power cuts in the night, mass mobile phone thefts, disappearing staff, disappearing guests: there's nothing can bring out people's hidden strengths or break down interpersonal barriers quite like not having a clue what's going on and being scared out of your wits.
However, when the only vehicular access for thirty miles is cut off, it seems that events are being orchestrated not just for pleasure....
And that's before they find the first body. Thereafter, 'finding out who your colleagues really are' is not so much an end product as the key to reaching Monday morning alive.
©2004 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
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Critic reviews

"The most mischievous white-knuckle writer." ( Daily Express)
"Shrewd and pitch-black humour." ( Telegraph)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Stephen on 09-12-16

Love this author's work!

This is the third book that I've gone through of this author &and I'm just about to buy another. I love the style of writing, and the humour. Don't get me wrong it's a serious book but written with humour. The main character is hilarious. He's pretty much an anti hero with a dour, dry & sarcastic wit. Simply, brilliant.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jane on 23-06-16

How does he dream them up!

I am a Brookmyre convert and this did not disappoint. A great storyteller, always something that you can't anticipate, and Angus King as narrator does it justice.

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