Do not pass this one by! Without a doubt, a well-written, fascinating and stunning read. It is an eye-opener. As a government employee, I see many parallels in this book with what really goes on, in my experience. The sad fact of the matter is that there are ethics and there are "ethics" -- and the government workforce, for the most part, has only an outward front of practicing those "ethics". I've personally found on countless occasions that when you point out something is wrong, instead of management fixing the problem, management comes looking to making your life a living hell so you'll quit. What I've gone through personally in the employ of the government simply pales in comparison with the trials and tribulations that Teresa has gone through. The American public would be well served by reading this book and finding out how their precious tax dollars are truly being squandered by the barrelful. Folks, this is what half of your paycheck is being spent on. Sheer abuse and waste. If this doesn't make your blood boil, I don't know what will! The basic lesson to take away here is this: that when one works for the government, it doesn't matter how hard you work or how much effort you put into it. Those who are lazy will be rewarded just as much as you are. If you try to report or act against wrong-doing, it is not the wrongdoer who is punished, but you – the messenger (i.e., the trouble maker).