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Cold Callerby Jason Starr
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If Jim Thompson had gotten an MBA, he might have written Cold Caller, a ravingly readable story of a downwardly mobile yuppie who'll just kill to get ahead. Once a rising VP at a topflight ad agency, Bill Moss now works as a "cold caller" at a telemarketing firm in the Times Square area. He's got a bad case of the urban blues, and when a pink slip rather than a promotion comes through, Bill snaps....Now he's got a dead supervisor on his hands and problems no career counselor can help him with. Jason Starr has retooled the James M. Cain novel of cynical suspense and murder for the fiber-optic age.
"A thriller which has more twists and turns than an ice-dancing championship and which proves just as chilling." London Times
"Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels, Cold Caller is a bitterly funny tale of a life spiralling madly out of control....Bill Moss is as sympathetic a lying, cheating, murdering scumbag as you could hope to meet." Crime Time Magazine
"Cool, deadpan, a rollercoaster ride to hell." The Guardian
"Starr's unsettlingly funny debut, running as hot and cold as Bill's moods, is just the thing for fans who miss the acid noir that Jim Thompson dispensed in The Grifters." Kirkus Reviews
A ravingly readable tale of a downwardly mobile yuppie who'll just kill to get ahead. Think Jim Thompson with an MBA.
Once Bill Moss was a rising VP at a topflight ad agency, but now he works as a "cold caller" at a telemarketing firm in the Times Square area. He's got a bad case of the urban blues. Still, he's good at his work and (he thinks) about to be promoted, when out of the blue he's fired. So Bill snaps . . . and the next thing he knows he has a dead supervisor on his hands and problems no career counselor can help him with.
In Cold CallerJason Starr retools the James M. Cain novel of cynical suspense and murder for the fiber-optic age.
About the Author
Jason Starr is the multi-award-winning author of six previous novels. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, and now lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.
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