When a young
woman approaches Denver private eye Johnny Lane to find her birth
parents, the last thing he expects is the path the case leads
him down. FAST LANE is a harrowing novel where as the chasm between
words and reality grow wider, past and present deeds unravel with
KEN BRUEN "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... FAST LANE left
me bruised, battered and exhilarated."
GELB "FAST LANE is a wild ride on the darkest noir
side of the street. Zeltserman has updated Jim Thompson themes
of character and situation to forge a private eye novel where
everything that can go wrong, does...with highly entertaining,
if very grim results."
SHUBIN "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. Dave Zeltserman, you're a treasure!"
Zeltserman pulls you into the dark smoothly and succinctly, and
when all hell breaks loose, you’re eager to see where Johnny
Lane’s hell will lead you. I couldn’t wait to get
there … and then I wanted more."
MILLIKIN, Poisoned Pen "In the
last few years there have been a number of writers, such as Ken
Bruen and Victor Gischler, who've taken the classic PI novel and
tweaked the hell out of it, creating something fresh and unique.
Add Dave Zeltserman to the list. Several pages into his debut,
I knew that I was reading something special."
McDONALD, ThisWeek Newspapers "Boston native Zeltserman
takes the classic, first-person narrated private eye novel and
steers it off in dark new directions in Fast Lane."
HENDRICKS : “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
LOVISI : "What begins as rather standard and Chandleresque
masks a tale that spirals downward into a pit of noir, lies,
betrayal, murder... and worse! Private eye Johnny Lane helps
a woman find her birth parents but things soon get out of
hand. A likeable PI with a hidden Jim Thompson darkside
that gets out of control and seems to know no depths. It's