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Dead Money
Dead Money

Dead Money


352 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Mobipocket, EPUB, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: January 2021

ISBN 9781771682169

Rights: WOR

Central Avenue Publishing (Jan 2021)


eBook Editions Available

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Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: January 2021


 A riveting satire about the downfall of humanity caused by a toxic financial product that promises happiness in the next world, but nearly destroys this one

They said you can't take your money with you when you die. What if they were wrong? Profound, intense and cleverly plotted with unexpected twists and turns, Dead Money is a multi-faceted satire in the vein of 1984 and Brave New World about capitalism, religion and how the very things that make us human can ultimately lead to our demise. A stock market trader in Hong Kong desperate to pay off a fifty-three-million-dollar gangster debt. A mysterious suicide bomber in Mumbai under the spell of a dangerous myth. A banker in Amsterdam waging a lone battle to avert a global catastrophe. Three men whose disparate journeys are connected by a dizzying chain of causes and effects from Afterlife Dollars. A product based on Chinese mythology that promises happiness in the next world, yet has a devastating effect on this one. As the characters grapple with their individual moral dilemmas, their choices will affect the rest of humanity. Readers are saying:"A riveting roller-coaster read that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. This is a definite instant recommendation to anyone looking for a sharp, intelligent read." "Written with insight and a searing wit, it feels so timely in a world where we're more fearful about the future than ever before." "Srinath Adiga brings his brilliant concept to life with insight, humor, compassion and intellect, engaging the reader with such conviction that if Afterlife Dollars were really for sale, I can't say for sure that I wouldn't buy some – just in case."


"Exhilarating pace, intriguing proposition, and plenty of dark laughs: Dead Money's the thriller I'll be burning through in the afterlife." —Kate Veitch, Author of Without a Backward Glance and Trust

"A unique and highly original story, tightly written and fast-paced. Full of larger than life characters and snappy dialogue. If you've ever wondered about the rise of BitCoin or how money really works, you'll enjoy this book." —Sion Scott-Wilson, Author of The Sleepwalker's Introduction to Flight

Author Biography

After living in four continents, Srinath Adiga has forged a unique voice based on his travels and attempts to find common threads that unite humanity. His debut novel Dead Money was inspired by the 2007 global financial crisis, which occurred around the same time as a personal tragedy. He's currently based in the UK where he works as a freelance copywriter. Connect with Srinath @srinath_adiga and be sure to check out