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Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Fiction, Crime


Dave Zeltserman

Technology professionals turn their skills to criminality for the heist of a lifetime

eBook (ePUB/MOBI)?
9781847653161 (12 Aug 2010)

About the book

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.

About 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.


a dryly witty take on the heist caper genre... a fast-paced action romp that has the inestimable advantage... that its characters are actually human

- Peter Millar, The Times

Zeltserman creates an intense atmospheric maze for readers to observe Denton's twisting and turning between his rocks and hard places. Denton is one of the best-realised characters I have read in this genre, and the powerfully noir-ish, uncompromising plot, which truly keeps one guessing from page to page, culminates with a genuinely astonishing finale

- Sunday Express

Zeltserman is the author of increasingly accomplished crime novels, distinguished by spare and crisp prose, believable dialogue, imaginative plot twists and tightly wound characters who don't wear out their welcome

- Newsday

Dave Zeltserman is one of the new, highly original voices in crime fiction, his writing spare, disciplined and concrete. His plots are as original as anyone writing hard-boiled fiction with an attractive noir edge, and always grimly entertaining

- Weekend Australian

A small gem of crime fiction

- Booklist USA

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Fiction, Crime

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