Sunday, July 31, 2016

Envy of Angels (Sin du Jour #1), by Matt Wallace (author), Corey Gagne (narrator)

Macmillan Audio, October 2015

Lena and Darren have lost their jobs at a fancy New York restaurant, and have not been having an easy time finding a new one. When they get a call from a chef they both thought had died, offering them jobs in his catering business, Sin du Jour, they leap at the chance.

First they have to audition to prove they'll be a fit with the crew and Sin du Jour's high standards.

Then they start to work, and run low on a crucial ingredient for the appetizers they're making. Darren enters the forbidden pantry...

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. And now they're crew, with permanent, not temporary, jobs. They now know who the clientele are.

Their first challenge is what to do about the main course that's been delivered, live, for that evening's event. It's a main course even the long-term crew haven't handled before. And they're not sure they're willing to.

What follows is darkly funny, as Lena, Darren, and their new co-workers embark on a series of challenges that are both quite real to the industry, and completely strange. involving demons, angels, and bizarre, six-foot insects. Oh, and industrial espionage at the headquarters of a famous chicken fast food chain.

It's not at all clear they're going to survive the day.

This is funny and entertaining, with a great range of characters. It's apparently the start of a series, and I am looking forward to reading more.

Recommended.

I bought this book.