Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Death Logs In by E.J. Simon

October 6, 2014 by Simon/Zef

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 world’s 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?

My Thoughts….

Death Logs in is the second book in the series by E. J. Simon.  I highly recommend reading the first book before reading this one to have a better understanding of the characters and the circumstances of the story.

Once again E.J. Simon has captured my attention and kept in the entire book.  While sci-fi like stories are something I usually pass at reading, I love this series.    The story has murder, mystery, and romance along with some futuristic ideas.    The fact that Alex is still in virtual form and people are beginning to doubt if he is dead or alive adds to the intrigue of this story.   Michael is sometimes my hero, but I was not quite as taken with him in this story as I was in the first one.    I was concerned when Michael took over his brother’s work and am still concerned. 

I love love love the ending.  It leaves the reader hanging, a little, but still having found out how this part of the lived of Michael and Alex end.   There is definitely more to write about these brothers and I am in need of more answers.    I definitely recommend Death Logs In, but make sure you check out Death Never Sleeps first.

Book Links

Book 1 in this series is Death Never Sleeps

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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