Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas : At the center of "The Omega Force" is a buffoonish former government official in rocky recovery. Dr. Jamie Van Deusen is determined to protect his habitat - its golf courses, its pizza places - from "dark-complected" foreign nationals. His patriotism and wild imagination are mainly fueled by a fall off the wagon. "K & K" concerns a lonely young office manager at an insurance agency, where the suggestion box is yielding unpleasant messages that escalate to a scary pitch. Right Livelihood concludes with a cataclysmic vision of New York City, after the leveling of fifty square blocks of Manhattan. Albertine, the "street name for the buzz of a lifetime," is the mind-altering drug that sets "The Albertine Notes" in motion.