The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn
John Lago works for Human Resources, Inc. (HR, Inc.) which supplies free hardworking labor to major corporations. John is the most invisible of office workers: the intern. He gets the menial work done to please the partners and makes a mean cup of Joe awarding him entry into the inner sanctums of the most secure businesses. This is perfect for John’s real job: assassin. HR, Inc. is in the business of killing and their clients are always satisfied, or the intern assigned the job is reassigned, permanently. John is nearing his 25th birthday, retirement age from HR, Inc. (because who would believe anyone over 25 would willingly work for free). He has one last job. Of course this one is going to be a doozy.
The story is framed around The Intern’s Handbook, a helpful guide John is writing to help out new recruits to HR, Inc., as well as transcripts from bugged conversations John has with his girlfriend. Told in first person this is a cinematic rollercoaster ride – twists and turns and action galore! It’s a really fun and different type of read, with generous amounts of dark humor thrown in, for fans of espionage thrillers and action movies.