Serpent's Tail, Paperback, 9781846687327, 312pp.
Publication Date: January 18, 2011
Praise for Dave Zeltserman:
"If there's any other young writer out there who does crime noir better than Zeltserman, I don't even want to know."Maureen Corrigan, "The Washington Post"
"Zeltserman's breakthrough crime novel deserves comparison with the best of James Ellroy.""Publishers Weekly," starred review
""Pariah" is all I know of bliss and lament. Bliss at reading a superb novel and lament at knowing that Dave Zeltserman has now raised the bar so high, we're screwed."Ken Bruen
Following from his ultra-noir trilogy"Small Crimes," "Pariah," and "Killer"is "Outsourced," Dave Zeltserman's most commercial book to date.
A classic heist thriller pitched somewhere between "Ocean's Eleven" and "Dog Day Afternoon," it's the story of a group of software engineers who lose their jobs due to an industry push to outsourcing. Desperate, and seeing their middle-class lives crumbling apart, they come up with a brilliant plan to use their computing skills to rob a bank. But not even a systems analyst can foresee every eventuality, so the group falls afoul of the Russian Mafia . . .
Movie rights have been soldfor "Outsourced," and the film will be produced by the team behind the hugely successful "Resident Evil" films.
Dave Zeltserman has, over the years, worked developing data communication software at some of the world's leading networking and computer companies. He lives in the Boston area with his wife Judy. His previous novels include "Small Crimes" (voted one of NPR's top five crime and mystery novels of 2008), "Pariah," and "Killer.
"You can outsource software engineering, but so far at least you can’t outsource crime writing as good as Zeltserman’s." -Boston Globe
"A small gem of crime fiction" -Booklist
"A dark, lightning-paced read" -Financial Times
Unlike the Great Depression, our current recession hasn't yet produced much memorable literature, but book critic Maureen Corrigan says that situation, like the economy, seems to be changing. More at NPR.org
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