I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book, and as I read from start to finish I was entertained completely. A super fast paced book, hairpin curves you don’t see coming, plenty of twists, psychological razor sharp edges along with colorful characters proves plenty of excitement, a book you will enjoy.
A mystery containing a major twist, with the AI element cleverly woven into the narrative really adding a dimension of interest fueling the intrigue. I was surprised at how well it worked in tandem with the heavy mystery feature but it did. Characterization was well done, they are memorable, varied creating a full circle with the narrative.
The writing could be a little more relaxed and the plot a tad bit refined, despite these minor issues this is a very clever and original story, I found it quite enjoyable.
Death Never Sleeps (Book One)
The problem with Alex Nicholas is that he won’t stay dead.
Alex Nicholas was the consummate Queens bookie: fast cars and even faster women, and friends in all the wrong places. As an illegal sports betting and loan shark king in New York City, Alex was fearless-until the night his luck ran out and someone leveled the silver barrel of an automatic on him and pulled the trigger.
Michael Nicholas was everything his brother Alex was not: a powerful, married straight-arrow corporate CEO living the American Dream. Their two worlds collide when Michael discovers his brother’s secret laptop.
As Michael crosses the globe to find his brother’s murder, can he avoid his brother’s fate? And can the information contained in the laptop help Alex reach out to help Michael-from beyond the grave.
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I enjoyed Death Never Sleeps very much, I approached Death Logs In with zero reservations, I was once again curious as to where the author would go with this sequel. Not surprising Simon had my full attention and never disappointed.
Death Logs In is exciting, full of vivid characters, again twists and turns leaving the reader guessing, surprised and fulfilled. You whiz through the pages in a wild fast paced ride with never a dull moment to spare, you are on the edge of your seat.
Simon leaves enough wiggle room with unanswered questions, open issues leaving the reader pondering if there will be another installment in this very clever series. I hope so, plenty of areas where this could go and with Simon’s creativity and ingenious stroke highly doubtful it would disappoint, I’m certain the possibilities where this could continue would be endless due to the author and his keen eye for originality. Another enjoyable read, it is an intriguing series, totally unique. Extremely entertaining.
Death Logs In (Book Two)
Some of the most powerful people in the world want to kill Michael Nicholas. Only his brother, Alex can save him – the problem is that Alex is dead.
It’s been almost a year since Alex Nicholas, a Queens based underworld Boss, was gunned down. After Alex’s brutal murder, Michael inherited not only his brother’s business – but his enemies. Michael is now a key player in a world he once feared. By day, he is the head of a Fortune 500 company by night, the CEO of Tartarus, one of the worlds largest illegal gambling operations.
Before his death, Alex invested heavily in breakthrough artificial intelligence software so that he could live forever. It worked. In his virtual form, Alex can communicate with Michael and monitor information – and people – in ways the NSA would envy.
It is Alex who discovers Michael’s life is in danger. He detects plots that reach from the darkest corners of Queens, to the highest officials in the Vatican – and they all want Michael dead.
Michael is now in a race to save his life, but he is never alone – Alex is there to help him navigate through this maze of life and death. Also protecting Michael from the forces closing in around him is Sindy Steele, a beautiful – and lethal bodyguard.
How far is Michael willing to go to save his own life – and that of his family? Guided only by a familiar face on a computer screen, will the information Alex discovers allow Michael to go from being the hunted to the hunter?
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About E.J. Simon:
He is a consultant to many leading private equity firms and has held senior level positions at prominent financial services companies.
He is a world traveler, food enthusiast and lives in Connecticut. Death Never Sleeps is his first novel. His second novel, Death Logs In, will be available in October 2014.
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