The Appetite Factory
Leonard Lundell is a master of public relations specializing in crisis management. He works for a small firm in New York City that he’s been employed with since 9/11. In 2008, the world of crisis management has amped up with the unraveling of the economic system. While Leonard is meticulous in his work and housekeeping, he maintains a secret habit that could wreck his life. Leonard’s aberrant behavior involves consuming items not fit for human consumption, i.e. detergent, chair stuffing. Leonard keeps family and friends at a distance, so no one is aware of his proclivities. A crisis opportunity involving a large advertising company brings a woman named Patty into Leonard’s orbit. Patty slowly becomes the bane of Leonard’s existence when she provides Leonard with some confidential information. This information comes with a price, and Leonard’s secret hangs in the balance.
The Appetite Factory is a wonderfully wicked and fun read by author Jon Gingerich. The atypical Leonard is a fascinating dichotomy of American Psycho and My Strange Addiction. The backdrop provided by the global economic meltdown provides perfect fodder for the daily travails Leonard has to wade through and manage. Hopefully, there will be more to come from Gingerich.
|Page Count||360 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|