Bleeding Edge (Hardcover)

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Pynchon is old enough to be a grandfather, but he writes about the digital universe like Malcolm Gladwell on DMT. Bleeding Edge is an overheated hard drive that hacks the funny-bone even as it reboots one's consciousness. A must read. — Charles Bottomley

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A New York Times besteller!

It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there’s no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what’s left.

Maxine Tarnow is running a nice little fraud investigation business on the Upper West Side, chasing down different kinds of small-scale con artists. She used