A comedy from the co-creator of the British science-fiction comedy series "Red Dwarf." A mystery/thriller set in Europe in the near future in which people are not allowed to be fired from their jobs simply because of incompetence. On the whole fairly amusing with two passages that had me laughing out loud.
From the back of the book: "Article 13199 of the Pan-European Constitution: 'No person shall be prejudiced from employment in any capacity, at any level, by reason of age, race, creed or incompitence.'
In a united Europe of the near future, incopetence is not an option - its compulsory.
You can't be fired for being bad at your job.
But the rules don't apply to the psychopath who's leaving a trail of corpses across the continent. He's very competent indeed.
And so, down these mean, incredibly badly sign-posted streets, one detective must thread his way through a maze of blind night club bouncers, octogenarian male bunny girls and airline pilots with vertigo.
In search of a killer.
In search of the truth.
In search of a decent plumber."