by Dmitri Ragano
4.9 stars – 7 Reviews
“Employee of the Year” is a mystery novel set in a credit card call center in Los Angeles.
Temo McCarthy is a young phone agent in the Passion Financial collections department. He spends his days “dialing deadbeats”, convincing broke, desperate credit card customers to pay their overdue balances.
Temo wants to win the Employee of the Year award, a $100,000 prize that goes to the top agent in the call center. This will give Temo a solid foundation for life with his new wife Suzy and their baby on the way, a foundation he never had growing up in a broken home.
The only thing that stands between Temo and the Employee of the Year award is his rival, a clever colleague named Roland Shavosian. Roland is nicknamed “The Voice” in the call center for his uncanny ability to persuade customers to pay their bills.
The week before Passion’s CEO is set to announce the Employee of the Year, Temo finds Roland murdered in the company parking lot.
As police proceed with their investigation, Temo realizes he must find the killer in order to prove his own innocence. If Temo is able to solve the mystery, he could still win Employee of the Year. Otherwise, he may lose everything.
Dmitri Ragano is a creative, unconventional author who knows how to tell a story that other people aren’t telling. He takes the hooks of the mystery/thriller genre and fills it in with ambitious themes and compelling original characters. Prepare to be intrigued and entertained!– Seth Harwood, Author of “Jack Wakes Up”, 5 StarsYou won’t put it down once you’ve started.
If you have ever questioned who is on the other end of the line at a call center and what compels them to go to work each day, you need no longer wonder. Employee of the Year is filled with interesting, well developed characters with personal depth – some are just trying to make it by doing the best they can, others are competing for the prize, all need to uncover the truth. As the plot twists and turns you are rooting for Temo the whole way through.
– Karrie Hovey, Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars