An unexpected read that kept me up all night. I bought it cheap with a job-lot of other books. It is about a bit of a non-entity (our anti-hero) who has worked for a large tobacco firm all his life. In fact, he is tied to it as his grandfather was one of the founders. The firm is not doing well and he is in a middle-management job managing documenting of the history of the company. Suddenly, he is elevated to work for the CEO and ends up taking centre change during a period of major turmoil in the industry. Great fun and some interesting ideas as well.