Before there was Dave Zeltserman's acclaimed 'man out of prison' crime trilogy (Small Crimes, Pariah, Killer) there was his first novel, Fast Lane. Published in 2004 by the small independent publisher, Point Blank Press, this seemingly hardboiled PI novel quickly developed a cult following among crime fans. Now Fast Lane is back with a vengeance.
"For those of us who believed Jim Thompson would never be equaled, great tidings, he's back in the form of Dave Zeltserman. Hilarious in the darkest fashion, violent, bitter, psychotic and unputdownable" Ken Bruen
"Johnny Lane--the protagonist from hell--to know him is not to love him. He's that rare blend of greed, gluttony, lust, anger, and psychopathic rationalization that in real life would make you want to shoot first and never bother to ask questions. With tremendous skill, Zeltserman lures you to a wild ride on the shoulders of a grizzly. You can't let go." Vicki Hendricks
I've extended the free kindle giveaway of FAST LANE for today also, but this will be ending sometime after midnight tonight. This is what a few people have said about my first novel:
"FAST LANE left me bruised, battered and exhilarated" Ken Bruen
"Several pages into his debut, I knew that I was reading something special." Poisoned Pen's Book News, Hardboiled Crime Club Selection
"David Zeltserman’s Fast Lane is fast all right, and in all the good ways"Ed Gorman
"FAST LANE has everything I relish in a noir novel--an ingenious, twisting plot, characters I took to heart though I wouldn’t want to take some of them home, and a pace that kept me riveted to a book I couldn’t tear away from in one long, deep-into-the night reading." Seymour Shubin, author of the classic noir novel, Anyone's My Name"