Not since Office Space has there been such a comical and satirical view of corporate America. At the middle of this story where Office Space meets Die Hard is Nate Brennan. Brennan slaves away in PowerPoint purgatory, dreaming of escaping the monotony of his useless day job and his personal letdowns. His wife recently left him for a younger man, taking Brennan’s dignity, but leaving him the minivan. Adding insult to injury, his overbearing father unexpectedly announces that he is moving into the neighborhood. The pressures mount when a co-worker who attempted to commit an act of workplace violence gets promoted and becomes his supervisor. Brennan can barely stomach the idea of attending his upcoming 20-year high school reunion and seeing his more successful and happier classmates. When Vinnie Kaminski, Brennan’s childhood friend and former Special Forces soldier, moves in and begins making homemade explosives in the kitchen, Brennan’s life quickly spins out of control. When the explosives end up in the wrong hands, Brennan must save his company from demolition and evade a local domestic terrorist group that is out to kill both Kaminski and him. Piling on the cynicism that exists in every corner of Corporate America sprinkled with real adventure, Nate Brennan is a guy that we both root for and laugh at. Back on Your Heads is that unique combination that sparks belly laughter and is also a page-turning thriller.
Jason Morwick is the author of the novel Morning Calm and several nonfiction books. He lives with his family in Orlando, Florida.