Meg Langslow finds herself in her brother's new software design firm in this, the fourth installment of Donna Andrews' mystery series. Asked to fill in and try to determine what's "gone wrong" in the company, Meg very swiftly finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation. I always wonder with books like this, just as I did with shows like Murder, She Wrote, don't Meg's friends start to worry that just being near her is a rather dangerous proposition? Everywhere she goes, someone dies.
As always, Meg's cohorts are great fun - her father, who attempts some sleuthing of his own, and her brother, Rob, who seems as if he'd be a lot of fun to be around, even if he isn't a very helpful person. Even George, the office buzzard, is a character in his own right. The story lags slightly in the middle third, but not enough to mar my enjoyment of the novel as a whole. The characters of the therapists and the programmers are hilarious, and as at least one other person mentioned, the Affirmation Bear is priceless. Meg is a keeper.