❝ Departmental Affairs: A Is For Awry. ❞
I own neither the minister, nor his boys. I'm merely borrowing them.


Something was not quite right.

Jim was not a socially intuitive person - as a matter of fact, Annie regularly commented on his emotional ignorance, and their marital arguments often ended with the words you don't take any notice of me - but even he could tell that something was awry as he entered the antechamber.


Humphrey turned about on a heel, greeting him with a smile. As Hacker nodded in return, he noted Bernard slipping away from behind the Under Secretary's back, touching the knot of his tie as though it was liable to have come loose.

Something was not quite right.

Then again, he could have been wrong.