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Outsourced

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Following on from his ultra noir trilogy - Small Crimes, Pariah and Killer - is Outsourced, 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

Overview

Following on from his ultra noir trilogy - Small Crimes, Pariah and Killer - is Outsourced, 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 foul of the Russian Mafia.

Movie rights have already been sold to Outsourced. The film will be produced by the team behind the hugely successful Resident Evil films.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Zeltserman's tale of a botched bank robbery lacks the bite of his best noir work like Small Crimes and Pariah. Massachusetts software engineer Dan Wilson, who's hit hard times and just learned he's losing his eyesight, joins three other unemployed programmers in a desperate scheme. A glitch in a bank's security system will allow the four to pull off a heist during a time when the silent alarm signal won't reach the police. Predictably, things don't go as planned, and the resulting murder ups the stakes for the robbers, who begin to turn against each other. Since the safety deposit boxes they looted were the property of a vicious Russian thug, Wilson and his co-conspirators have more than the police to worry about. Some readers may wish the author had done a better job of making Wilson's transformation from computer geek to armed robber persuasive. (Feb.)
From the Publisher

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847653161
Publisher:
Profile Books Limited
Publication date:
08/12/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
239,775
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

David Zeltserman has over the years worked developing data communication software at some of the world's leading networking and computer companies, including Motorola, DEC, Nokia, Lucent and Cisco. He lives in the Boston area with his wife Judy, is a die-hard Patriots and Red Sox fan and when he's not writing crime fiction, he spends his time working on his black belt in Kung Fu. His previous novels, Small Crimes (9781852429713), Pariah (9781846686436) and Killer (9781846686443) are also published by Serpent's Tail.


Dave Zeltserman's first 'badass out of prison' novel, Small Crimes, received widespread acclaim, with NPR naming it one of the 5 best crime and mystery novels of 2008 and the Washington Post naming it one of the best books of 2008. Dave's second 'badass out of prison' novel, Pariah, was named by the Washington Post as one of the best books of 2009. Dave lives in the Boston area with his wife, Judy; is a die-hard Patriots and Red Sox fan; and when he's not writing crime fiction he spends his time studying martial arts, and holds a black belt in Kung Fu.

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