The novel “Mockymen” by Ian Watson was published for the first time in 2003.
Christine “Chrissy” Clark and her boyfriend Steve Bryant run a company that produces jugsaw puzzles who receive an unusual job offer when an elderly Norwegian man asks them to go to a park in Oslo and get photographed naked while they’re hugging statues. The proposal is strange but the man pays them well so they decide to accept.
The work seems finished but Chrissy and Steve have trouble in going back to their normal daily life. In particular, Chrissy starts having nightmares related to the photo shoot so she decides to investigate and discovers that the man who hired them was connected with Nazi occult practices. When she returns to Oslo she talks to a man she had met at the park and the situation has unexpected consequences.