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The Consultant

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
CompWare is in serious trouble after a promised merger falls through, so they do what other businesses have done to bolster their public image: they hire a consulting firm to review and streamline their business practices.

But there's something strange about the firm they hire--more specifically, the quirky gentleman who arrives to supervise the project: Mr. Patoff, tall and thin and wearing a bow tie, and with an odd smile that never quite reaches his eyes.

In his first interactions, the consultant asks a few inappropriate questions, and generally seems a nuisance. Over time, Patoff gains more power, to the point where he seems to be running the whole company. He enacts arbitrary and invasive changes to office protocol. He places cameras all over the building, making workers paranoid; he calls employees at all hours of the night, visits some of their homes and menaces their families.

People who defy the consultant get fired... or worse.

They soon realize they're not just fighting for their jobs: They're fighting for their lives.

The Consultant is a biting workplace satire, with the horrific touches only Bentley Little could provide.

Genre: Horror

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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Consultant
Author(s): Bentley Little
ISBN: 1-58767-500-5 / 978-1-58767-500-3 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Consultant
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ISBN: 1-58767-501-3 / 978-1-58767-501-0 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Consultant
Author(s): Bentley Little
ISBN: 1-72132-886-6 / 978-1-72132-886-4 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Consultant
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ISBN: 1-5046-5555-9 / 978-1-5046-5555-2 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Consultant
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ISBN: 1-5046-5554-0 / 978-1-5046-5554-5 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Consultant
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Title: The Consultant
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Consultant
Author(s): Bentley Little
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
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