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Outsourced characters ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook è ➼ [Reading] ➾ Outsourced By Dave Zeltserman ➱ – Gym-apparel.co.uk a dark gem of a story a macabre delight to read NPRYou can outsource software engineering but so far at least you can’t outsource crime writing as good as Zeltserman’s Boston GlobeA small geA dark gem of a story a macabre delight to read NPRYou can outsource software engineering but so far at least you can’t outsource crime writing as good as Zeltserman’s Boston GlobeA small gem of crime fiction BooklistA dark lightning paced read Financial TimesFollowing from his ultra noir trilogy Small Crimes Pariah. The cover for Outsourced by Dave Zeltserman Kindle Books is deceptive At first glance It appears to be a comedic novel Or one filled with black humor in the Jim Thompson mode You can imagine a movie version with Tom Hanks And nothing would be further from what this novel is aboutFour out of work software engineers decide to rob a bank One of them Dan Wilson had designed the architecture for the bank’s security system and knows exactly when the system will go down It will go down not because of a design flaw but because the bank decided to use an offshore company to do the coding for the system Dan has seen the coding knows it’s garbage and knows the flaws They’ve come up with the perfect plan to rob the bank and get themselves out of a financial black hole but few plans survive contactTwo simultaneous stories run next to the software engineers’ scheme One is that of police detective Alex Resnick who’s suffering from the death of his child and the divorce of his wife Two Viktor Petrinko a former Russian KGB interrogator and now a mob boss of a Massachusetts town Petrinko has been running the old “protection” racket on local store owners and Resnick is determined to put him away The mobster also has plenty of cash and documents stashed in safe deposit boxes at the bank the software engineers are planning to rob And they’re the prime target for the robberyNeedless to say all three stories are going to intersect With disastrous resultsThe actual robbery occurs toward the middle of the book The rest of the novel deals with the aftermath It would be too much of a spoiler to detail how the robbery goes terribly wrong Most of the remainder of the novel centers around the mobster police detective and Dan Wilson who’s traumatized by what happensMy one criticism with this thriller is the lack of back story for all but a few of the software engineers Most of the plot centers around Dan Wilson and his family The other conspirators consist of Shrini Kumar an Indian expatriate who dreads going back home and having to marry his arranged bride; Gordon who’s pushing sixty and has issues with women and Joel who’s a gun enthusiast Joel brings a friend of his into the gang Eric but we’re never uite sure why Shrini is the only member who’s under fiftyWith the exception of Eric all of these men had worked together in the past and made good money All suffered in the tech crash after 2000 But you’re never uite sure just what they we’re doing other than working night and day for a company that went under I’d have like some back story Zeltserman has said there was in the original manuscript but his publisher wanted it and the social commentary toned down for the market Someday I’d like to see the original manuscript he submittedThis is the first kindle book and second novel I’ve read by the author He’s now on my “Must Read” list My standard for judging a novel is the “Pull In” factor If I can’t put the book down it ualifies And Outsourced definitely ualifies

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And Killer is Outsourced Dave Zeltserman's most commercial book to dateA 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 a. Good read It is about a group of software engineers who can't get jobs and decide to rob a bank Disclaimer Dave Zeltserman is a friend of mine We workwd together as engineers and are still friends This category of book is noir thrillersuspense It is the third book of dave's that I've read This is the best of the ones I've read Dave has whom a lot of awards bur is still a struggling novelist so throw Dave a bone and buy one of his books

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OutsourcedPart 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 sold for Outsourced and the film will be produced by the team behind the hugely successful Resident Evil film. I loved Dave Zeltserman’s “man out of jail” series with both ‘’Pariah’’ and ‘’Killer’’ being among the best crime thrillers I’ve read in a long time All good things must come to an end however and with ‘’Outsourced’’ he has branched out slightlyWhat do you do when you’re an unemployed software engineer who has tried pretty much everything to find work and been rejected at every turn When you’re Dan Wilson you set about exploiting the inherent weaknesses in the bank security system you’ve written the software for and get some friends to help you rob the place When you’re Dan Wilson you find a way of setting up a Mafia gangster to take the fall and rob the Russian Mafia When you’re Dan Wilson you ask your friends to help you and lie to your wife and kids about itUnfortunately when you’re Dan Wilson your friends can’t be trusted One of them can’t control himself during the robbery and a murder results Another uses this as an excuse to double cross the others and take all of the proceeds for himself The attempted framing of the Mafia boss also had a few minor details that weren’t uite right which causes a police detective to doubt who was really behind the robbery‘’Outsourced’’ is a major change of direction for Zeltserman’s writing with the third person narrative providing an entirely new perspective from the first person narrative of his earlier novels Admittedly the detail in the plot meant that the story had to be told the way it is but in doing so the story loses something of what made Zeltserman’s earlier novels so good It feels polished which isn’t a bad thing but part of the beauty of Zeltserman’s writing is its rough edges In making things technically better here the whole experience feels slightly less effectiveThe story itself isn’t a bad one although it does contain many of the elements you would expect to see in a story like this The double cross and the way things keep going wrong for Dan Wilson are all nothing particularly new There is a romantic sub plot and a bit of back story for some of the characters to explain their motivations None of this is particularly bad but apart from the methods used to rob the bank none of it is especially original either Zeltserman’s earlier novels were uniue in their approach and this just feels a little like a thriller by numbersAnother let down for me was some of the descriptive work in the novel Previously Zeltserman has used the first person narrative as a tool to paint in broad brush strokes Here he has to lay things out a little convincingly Whilst certain scenes suggest he does have an eye for description he hasn’t shown in his earlier works it did seem to spoil the flow of the story a little One scene in a bar was a great piece of descriptive writing in terms of the characters appearance and feelings but the scene itself didn’t seem to do much to advance the plot and this happens a couple of times throughout the novel in a way that Zeltserman’s writing has previously avoided‘’Outsourced’’ is a very decent read with a different perspective on the bank robbery It may be that if I wasn’t already a huge fan of Zeltserman’s work I would have enjoyed it The change of style works for this novel but puts Zeltserman into a huge bracket with many other crime thriller writers whereas before he stood separate and high above virtually all of them I enjoyed the read but unlike Zeltserman’s earlier work I can’t see it being a novel I’ll read over and over againThis review may also appear in whole or in part under my name at any or all of wwwciaocouk wwwthebookbagcouk wwwgoodreadscom wwwcouk and wwwdooyoocouk