Paul Mockley, newly graduated from engineering school and unsuccessful in his attempts to find a job with a small company, gets a warm reception at the Ragle Measurement Company and a job offer that he is tempted to refuse because it is in the accounting department. But Paul accepts and goes on to revolutionize the accounting procedures with his ever- present slide rule. In several months time he becomes chief accountant and shortly thereafter a full-fledged engineer heading up a newly- created department. Paul might be naive, but he is bursting with energy, ambition and ideas. Everything is put back into perspective when the senior engineer, afraid of losing his job to Paul, lands a really big account and Paul, no longer a wonder boy, becomes just one of the team. En route he marries the engineer's assistant and at their wedding reception and the end of the book we see a smiling Paul, the bride in his arms and logarithms in his head. An unpretentious book about nice, ordinary people, this because of its background is not only pleasant but interesting reading of an undemanding kind.