Publication Date: July 19, 2013
Origins: From Meryl L. Moss Media Relations for Review
Format: Trade Paperback
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Synopsis: DO THE DEAD HAVE SMARTPHONES?
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.
Review: How far does the apple really fall from the tree? Alex and Michael Nicholas are brothers, but exceptionally different. Alex has been married three times, has multiple mistresses, and is a big-time bookie. Michael is a corporate CEO with a beautiful and devoted wife (his first and only). Yet when Alex is murdered, Michael has to settle his affairs, but there are signs which show that maybe Alex isn’t as dearly departed as everyone thinks…
‘Death Never Sleeps’ is an intriguing mystery with an interesting twist. As Michael tries to discover what happened to his brother, he finds he has a lot more in common with Alex than he thought. I thought the mystery was great as all the pieces came together for the reader as they did for Michael. The AI part of the story is definitely something new in the mystery scene and it was actually worked in pretty organically. The characters stood out to me, mostly Alex’s friends and foes. I do think the dialogue could have used a little more polishing and the plot a little tightening, but overall ‘Death Never Sleeps’ is a very solid story.