Lift the roof off the Town Hall and take a wry look at what goes on inside. Anna Maria Aitcheson and Dirc Starkey are so absorbed in their careers and each other that they cant take time to consider the mere mortals they are employed to serve. Noel Gosling may be their boss, but his real job is to see that the many complaints about them get further, and he is terrified of his wife into the bargain. Follow their lives through one stormy day, which begins with glory beckoning as long as they can bundle one small, insignificant citizen out of the way first. But she is made of sterner stuff.
David Waine lives in northern England with his wife and two sons. 'The Planning Officers' is his first published work. He has since also published a fantasy trilogy, 'A King's Head' and two crime thrillers in his 'Rutter Books' series.