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Counterproductive Man is a comedic fictional eBook by Jeff Inlo, the author of the Delver Magic Fantasy Series and Soul View. A portion of the book is available by download for free on this site. These files are all DRM-Free. The full book can be purchased from Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, Kobo, Apple and Amazon for only $.99.

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Counterproductive Man

He works for the United States Federal Government to ensure the slower pace of progress. He hates unobstructed innovation and accelerated invention. He believes in doing things the hard way, even the wrong way, but especially the inefficient way. To him, waste is just another way to utilize resources, and incompetence is a prized characteristic of human nature. He is… Counterproductive Man!

As a fully licensed agent of the government, it is his sworn duty to protect the interests of the United States by thwarting ingenuity and productivity. Utilizing his own methods of obstruction, he has accepted the role of a hero with enhanced capabilities. He can leap tall buildings with the aid of a magnetic jump pack, and he can break glass with his sonic disruptor pen. With every department of the United States Government at his disposal, he can bring swift retribution against those that oppose him.

Even though he does not work in secret, little is known about this masked crusader. For many inventors, he is simply the personification of oppressive bureaucracy. Technological advancement in product or process is Counterproductive Man’s enemy, and while he is not the brightest star in the Milky Way, he might be the most annoying.

In this story, the origins of his inefficient and combative partner unfold, as do the initial conflicts with his archenemy. Counterproductive Man learns to work with others, something he does not do well, and he feels the stinging pain of defeat. Still, this is a hero that embodies the domineering perseverance of any government agency bent on having its way. He will fight his adversary to the end in order to defeat unbridled progress and to remain true to his name… Counterproductive!


Other Novels by
Jeff Inlo

Delver Magic
Book I

Sanctum's Breach


Delver Magic
Book II

Throne of Vengeance


Delver Magic
Book III

Balance of Fate

Delver Magic
Book IV

Nightmare's Shadow

Delver Magic
Book V

Chain of Bargains

Delver Magic
Book VI

Pure Choice

Delver Magic
Book VII

Altered Messages

Delver Magic

Spirit Past


Delver Magic
Book IX

Joint Intentions

Soul View

Soul Chase

Slow Fall

Detached Lives

Alien Cradle

Announcing My First Professionally Published Trade Paperback!

When Do I See God? has been picked up by a Rainbow Ridge BooksThis is a great opportunity, and I'm thankful for it. Please visit the web site dedicated for the book at for more information.

Author's Note:

Counterproductive Man is the first book I'm going to attempt to sell through third party retailers such as Barnes and Noble, the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play and Smashwords. The reason, beyond hoping to earn a little extra money, is to try and obtain a true gauge of how many people are actually reading my books. I see scores of downloads a day, but since my previous novels have been available for free, I can't tell if these are actual readers, curious downloaders, or just robots scouring the web for free content.

I've tried to make both the sample chapters and the full ebook of Counterproductive Man available in as many DRM free formats as possible. With so many new devices and software applications used for reading eBooks, it is very difficult to ensure that all the formats work as they should. If you have any trouble with any of the files, please contact me. I will do my best to fix the problem.

If you do enjoy Counterproductive Man, please let me know. I appreciate hearing from those that take an interest in my work. Thank you for your time. I know there are countless eBook offers out there. I am grateful you have made the effort to review this site.

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