~I received a copy of Death Never Sleeps by E.J. Simon for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
It’s Halloween night in Queens, N.Y. Alex Nicholas, flamboyant bookie and loan shark, is enjoying his favorite meal at his favorite restaurant with his favorite woman who is not his wife. Sated with veal parmigiana and Chivas Regal, he dials his brother Michael’s number. He has a very important secret to tell him. Then he sees the skinny kid with the gun. In his last seconds before a bullet ends his life, Alex tells himself: Michael was smart; he would figure it all out.
Technology, Psychology and the Thriller genres all meet together in this suspenseful novel about love, murder and betrayal. Death Never Sleeps is an incredibly unique concept that bridges modern tech with the mind. It follows Michael Nicholas whose whole world is about to change after his brother Alex is murdered.
Alex and Michael were as different as two brothers could be. Alex, once on track to become a star baseball player, instead became very successful in a collection of illegal businesses. He’d married three gorgeous women, divorced two, kept multiple mistresses, and had friends who carried guns. His brother Michael was living the high end of The American Dream. He was a straight-arrow, squeaky-clean CEO of a financial management company, with one beautiful wife, a daughter in college and a million-dollar colonial in Connecticut.
E.J. Simon is one incredible story weaver. I absolutely loved how he had bridged modern technology with the concept of the spirit. I had read a lot about “whole brain emulation” or mind-uploading some time ago out of curiosity and the idea of moving the brain into the computer to prolong life was eerie. Death Never Sleeps doesn’t follow along the same guidelines as the futurists idea, but it still carries the psychological ideologies and makes for one extremely suspenseful story.
There are so many different genres or concepts flowing into Death Never Sleeps. It is all at once a thriller/suspense and a crime novel. All together it is one race that will keep you turning pages and trying to pin your eyes open till the end. A fantastic book that I wholeheartedly encourage you to pick up!
You can find out more information about E.J. Simon and his novel Death Never Sleeps on his webpage. There is also an excerpt available that offers you a peek inside the book and the author’s writing style. You can also take a moment to connect with E.J. Simon on his Facebook Page and/or @JimEJSimon on Twitter!
Death Never Sleeps is available on Paperback for $18.53, Hardcover for $22.69 or Kindle $3.03 on Amazon!