The New Regulation means guaranteed jobs for life. Not an easy environment for making layoffs, unless you try to manipulate the life variable.
Chloe Bright has some problems: her comatose ex-fiancé seems to be abusing her by phone from his hospital bed in New York, which is impossible; she has picked up a stalker in London, a girl who copies her outfits and styles to the smallest detail, which also seems impossible; and her job at The Company appears to be under threat, which would also be impossible if it weren't for the radical headcount-cutting measures being employed by the new efficiency consultant, Lyndon Cutter. Colleagues turn against one another in a survival-of-the-fittest contest, and the man pulling the strings doesn't mind who gets cut down in the name of natural deselection.
Chloe has to walk the fine line between keeping her job in an economy where jobs are hard to find, and the seedy and deceitful world of Lyndon Cutter ... provided she's not murdered by her abusive caller or her stalker in the meantime.