Martin Alcott's life is about to change and, since he's been unemployed for several weeks, it needs to. Plagued by recurring and sinister dreams, he manages to retain his optimism as he walks into the most unusual job interview ever. Curiosity and coincidence bring him face to face with Duncan and Tracy McCullen, a happily married couple leading a double life. Their chance meeting begins his journey into a world darker than anything he's seen from the IT Help Desk.
In the heart of London, architecture lies. Office towers pretend to be cathedrals, locksmith's shops hide thieves' dens, and container ports hold secrets as well as cargo. Armed only with his technical skill, a growing mental gift, and a fundamental knowledge that the Internet never forgets, Martin will have to lean on old friends and new acquaintances as he finds himself pulled deeper into Her Violet Empire.
A sharp debut from author Scott Alexander Clark, Her Violet Empire blends elements of urban fantasy, magical realism, technological intrigue, and criminal shenanigans into a narrative filled with witty dialog, cheeky humor, and curry.