|About the Book
Dave Griffin thinks he has it
made--beautiful girlfriend, computer programming job, and all the
benefits that come with middle class life in America. Then Dave's
employer callously decides to replace American computer programmers
with a combination of offshore and imported labor in order to
increase company profits. Now Dave is out on the street and can't
find even a minimum wage job. 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 his agitating only
deepens his trouble. Meanwhile, Dave's friend Joe Tremaine, a former
FBI agent who lost his job after suffering a devastating head
injury, is struggling to pay for his medicine and help his daughter.
Cynical Joe knows better than to trust anyone in Washington or in
corporate America and makes his own plans to get out of poverty. He
embroils Dave in his fraudulent money-making schemes. When Joe
decides to educate the powerful senator who has been the driving
factor in eliminating American jobs, his plan goes terribly wrong.
Dave is the only one who can help, but helping will force him to
choose who and what he cares for. 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 spell tragedy for
both of them? Jobless Recovery is a gripping account of the
desperation of people betrayed by their own country. It illumines
greed and nobility, the fundamental choice between self and
selflessness that makes us human.