I'm so pleased to announce that my novel Jobless Recovery, Second Edition, is now published. Currently it's available in Kindle at Amazon.com and the paperback edition will soon be available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other fine bookstores. The second edition is updated and revised from the original 2005 edition.
About Jobless Recovery, Second Edition
Dave Griffin is a poster boy for the American consumer. He drives a blood-colored Behemoth model SUV, lives in a super-sized suburban home, and enjoys going out to fancy restaurants with his beautiful girlfriend. Then Dave's employer replaces American computer programmers with cheaper imported labor in order to make killing in the stock market. Now Dave is out on the street and can't even sell plasma. But Dave still believes in the system. All he has to do is bring the problem to the attention of the media and the people in Washington to get results. But stirring up opposition only deepens his trouble.
Meanwhile, Dave's friend Joe Tremaine, a former FBI agent who lost his job after suffering a head injury, is busy thinking up ways to get by. Cynical Joe knows better than to trust anyone in Washington or in corporate America. He embroils Dave in his fraudulent money-making schemes, and when Joe decides to educate the powerful senator who has been the driving factor in eliminating American jobs, his plan goes awry. Can an unemployed computer jockey manage to keep Joe-and himself--out of jail? Or will the oddly-shaped bundle in the back of Joe's truck mean a trip to the slammer for both of them?
“Jobless Recovery will push all your buttons as it tells a story that is too close to reality for many of us. It was a real think piece for me and I recommend the book highly.”--Sandy Nathan, award-winning author of Numenon and former Economic Analyst, Santa Clara County, California
"Jobless Recovery is a masterful, gripping piece of fiction that rings true with every word. Candid, suspenseful and moving. Jobless Recovery was a very enjoyable read, one of the best novels I've read in a while. I think it would make an awesome movie." --Cheryl Kaye Tardif