Monday, October 28, 2013

BookTrib Blog Tour: Review of Death Never Sleeps By E.J. Simon

You have reached the October 28 Book Trib Blog Tour stop for E.J. Simon's Death Never Sleeps.

Can the Dead Communicate?

One Halloween night in Queens, New York, Alex Nicholas, a bookie and a loan shark, is shot at his favorite restaurant as he is on the phone with his younger brother, Michael. As he is dying, Alex tells himself that Michael with figure it out.

While Alex and Michael grew up in the same home, they are nothing alike. Alex has been married three times, has had mistresses, runs illegal businesses, and has friends that carry weapons and scare people.  His brother, Michael, on the other hand, is squeaky clean and living the American Dream. He is CEO of a financial management company and has a beautiful wife, a daughter in college, and million dollar home in Connecticut. 

At Alex’s funeral, Michael receives a text. It is a picture of his brother behind his desk with the words “Life is a dream and death is waking up.” Michael later finds out his family is in danger due to Alex owing money to mobsters who would stop at nothing to collect what is owed to them.  Michael soon finds himself with a gun aimed at him and within hours, he starts searching for the millions of dollars that Alex has hidden.

Michael receives other messages including one while he is at his brother’s graving asking, “What are you doing here?” And another, with GPS coordinates to the cemetery where his brother is buried. While this seems strange, it gets stranger when Skinny Lester, one of Alex’s employees, tells Michael about an artificial intelligence program that Alex had installed on a hidden laptop.  The program is supposed to allow Alex to live forever. And so, in a way, Alex does.

About the Author: 

E.J. SIMON was CEO of GMAC Global Relocation Services and the Managing Director of Douglas Elliman, the largest real estate company in New York.  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.

You can purchase Death Never Sleeps on

I did not receive any compensation for this review. I did, however, receive a free copy for my review from Veronica Grossman at Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc.

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