Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Adam Gittlin's "The Deal," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Adam Gittlin's The Deal.

The entry opens:
No matter what book I’m writing, I always see it playing out as a film as quickly as the words hit the page. The Deal was no exception. It is a complex financial thriller in which New York City commercial real estate power-broker Jonah Gray thinks he’s been given three weeks to orchestrate the deal of a lifetime. But soon one of the world’s rarest antiques is planted in his briefcase, and he learns quickly that nothing in his professional or personal life is quite what it seems.

The Deal has a lot of characters, so for sake of keeping this exercise relatively simple I’ll touch on the main players. From day one I thought Jonah Gray presented a great opportunity for one of two actors, Jonathan Rhys Meyers or...[read on]
Among the early praise for The Deal:
"…a sharply written tale, and Gittlin manages to generate plenty of suspense. Definitely worth a read."

"This is one of the best thrillers I've read in a long time. The Deal throws you forward with intense characters and sharp dialogue and never lets up. A masterful plot builds relentlessly to a spot-on conclusion. Gittlin is one to watch."
—Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author of The Jury Master and Damage Control

"Wheeling, dealing and greed haven't looked this good since Gordon Gekko."
—Chris Grabenstein, Anthony Award winning author of Tilt-A-Whirl and Slay Ride

"The Deal is a powerful tale of big money and big egos, showing how to literally make a killing in real estate."
—Larry Light, Financial Editor of Forbes Magazine and the author of Ladykiller and Fear & Greed

"The Deal rips open the ugly underbelly of the real estate business to expose greed, treachery, and power struggles that lead to murder. Adam Gittlin turns real estate into real suspense."
—Marshall Karp, author of The Rabbit Factory and Bloodthirsty

"If you like Joseph Finder and Stephen Frey, you’re going to love Adam Gittlin."
—Becky Lejeune of Book Bitch
Read an excerpt from The Deal, and learn more about the book and author at Adam Gittlin's website.

My Book, The Movie: The Deal.

--Marshal Zeringue