Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom

The Future Next Door

Book 1
Brian Olsen
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Alan Lennox has been assigned yet another soul-crushing temp job, keeping him from his first loves – drinking, playing video games, and looking for a boyfriend. But Alan’s new job proves to be anything but boring when his co-workers start turning up dead. The mysterious megacorporation Amalgamated Synergy has taken a deadly interest in Alan and his three roommates, and the hapless quartet are woefully unequipped to deal with the psychotic secretaries, murderous middle managers, and villainous vice-presidents hunting them down. Their investigation leads them deep into Amalgamated Synergy’s headquarters, but can Alan and his friends stay alive long enough to discover who – or what – waits for them on the top floor?

Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom is the first book of The Future Next Door, a contemporary urban science fiction comedic thriller series in four parts.

Book One: Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom
Book Two: Caitlin Ross and the Commute from Hell
Book Three: Mark Park and the Flume of Destiny
Book Four: Dakota Bell and the Wastes of Time
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About the author

Brian Olsen is a writer and director living in New York City. He is the author of The Future Next Door, a contemporary urban science fiction comedic thriller series, as well as a number of plays, sketches and monologues in less complicated genres. He’s directed works for the stage in New York, regionally and on national tours, and assistant directed the world premiere of Sam Shepard’s The God of Hell. He has an MFA from the Actors Studio, so if you need someone to cry on cue, he’s your man.

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Brian Olsen
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Published on
Jun 23, 2013
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Pages
310
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Gay
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom
Alan Lennox has been assigned yet another soul-crushing temp job, keeping him from his first loves – drinking, playing video games, and looking for a boyfriend. But Alan’s new job proves to be anything but boring when his co-workers start turning up dead. The mysterious megacorporation Amalgamated Synergy has taken a deadly interest in Alan and his three roommates, and the hapless quartet are woefully unequipped to deal with the psychotic secretaries, murderous middle managers, and villainous vice-presidents hunting them down. Their investigation leads them deep into Amalgamated Synergy’s headquarters, but can Alan and his friends stay alive long enough to discover who – or what – waits for them on the top floor?

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This set contains the complete series of The Future Next Door, a contemporary urban science fiction comedic thriller in four parts.

Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom
Alan Lennox has been assigned yet another soul-crushing temp job, keeping him from his first loves – drinking, playing video games, and looking for a boyfriend. But Alan’s new job proves to be anything but boring when his co-workers start turning up dead. The mysterious megacorporation Amalgamated Synergy has taken a deadly interest in Alan and his three roommates, and the hapless quartet are woefully unequipped to deal with the psychotic secretaries, murderous middle managers, and villainous vice-presidents hunting them down. Their investigation leads them deep into Amalgamated Synergy’s headquarters, but can Alan and his friends stay alive long enough to discover who – or what – waits for them on the top floor?

Caitlin Ross and the Commute from Hell
Caitlin Ross is on track to be the action star she’s always wanted to be. She’s got the lead in a new play at a downtown theater, she’s got a handsome, successful boyfriend, and she’s picked up some killer new martial arts skills. But after a missing teen reappears outside her theater, disfigured and violent, Caitlin finds that there’s more to being a hero than just throwing punches. When mysterious portals start hurling her friends around New York City and into danger, Caitlin will have to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep her loved ones safe. If she survives long enough to discover the truth behind their teleporting tormentors, can Caitlin avoid the monstrous fate awaiting her in the theater’s basement?

Mark Park and the Flume of Destiny
Mark Park is model-handsome and strong as an ox, but thinking has never been his strong suit. When everyday machinery turns murderous, Mark will have to strain his brain to keep his friends and family safe. An amusement park holds a deadly secret and his roommates are in for the rides of their lives, but Mark will have to venture alone into a whole new world, a world where all his strength is useless and only his underused intellect can save the day. Can Mark solve the mystery of the flume before the people he loves are lost to him forever?

Dakota Bell and the Wastes of Time
Dakota Bell had a difficult summer – her boss turned evil, her roommates took off, and her girlfriend wanted a break. She hoped her birthday might turn things around, but the gang of identical gunmen crashing the party had other ideas. Dakota and her friends flee for their lives through a mysterious portal, leaving them stranded in their own childhoods. She’ll need to save the past before she can save the future, but the present holds dangers all its own. A madman hunts her across the years, monsters wait for her beneath the earth, and Dakota’s out of time...
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