I’m excited to be on the blog tour for Death Never Sleeps! It’s a fun book to read for those mystery/thriller lovers and has some twists you’ll never see coming!
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.
Death Never Sleeps is a crime thriller that will do more than thrill you – it will hold you fascinated.
Death Never Sleeps opens with the death of Alex, a notorious and well-to-do bookie for Queens. He’s been through a slew of wives (and lovers on the side) and he was living this life up until he was shot while dining at his favorite restaurant. This is *really* where the story begins because Alex’s brother – who hasn’t had much contact with Alex for various reasons, much including he’s a prominent CEO and it wouldn’t do well for his reputation for people to know his brother was loan shark.
Michael is suddenly faced with the challenge of his life – not fixing a broken company, but rather putting the pieces together of his brother’s alternate-illegal lifestyle and figure out who killed him and why. This is no piece of cake when it seems like everyone has ulterior motives and he’s not sure exactly who he can trust, when Alex wasn’t known to know very many trustworthy people – and his ex-wives all want a piece of his estate of course.
Michael is soon immersed in this underworld far more than he ever thought he would be. And that fascinating bit I told you about? Well, this isn’t just your average murder mystery because Alex was a little scared of death so he set up an alternate plan. He set up a specialized computer system that would essentially hold all his memories and be able to continue learning and even acquire his personality and reasoning skills. Meaning, once Michael finds this laptop, he can talk to Alex about his life and what his theories are on his death.. and does it really mean he’s dead if he’s essentially living in this laptop?
Death Never Sleeps has a really interesting concept, right on the cutting edge of technology. I loved all the twists and turns. It was unique seeing a straight laced CEO delve into the underbelly of the New York City criminal element. Which isn’t all smooth sailing for Michael!
I can totally recommend Death Never Sleeps for crime-fiction lovers, mystery fans, those who like a little extra technology in their regular crime/thriller/mystery fiction.
Death Never Sleeps
E.J. Simon was the CEO of GMAC Global Relocation Services (a division of GM) and the Managing Director of Douglas Elliman, the largest real estate company in NY. 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.
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