The fourth book in the Jack Parlabane series, from author Christopher Brookmyre.
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 inter-personal 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.
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Blackest of black comedies
As a Brookmyre fan I've devoured everything he's written with relish but I would have to say this one always makes the top of the list. There are few books in this world that will still get an out-loud laugh on the second or third read, but Be My Enemy does just that.
Over the top, crude and glib, there are few books out there that can bring tears of laughter and yet still keep you gripped in your seat like a good thriller should.
Personally one of my favourite authors and my favourite book, a masterpiece in every way