Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Death Logs In by E.J. Simon | Blog Tour with Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

The Blurb

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 worlds 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?

As action-packed, fast-paced, and brutally realistic as it gets, Simon’s latest page-turner is the follow up to his best-selling debut Death Never Sleeps. This startling look at artificial intelligence opens your eyes to many realities you think are only in your dreams.

“Full of the Nerve-Wracking turns Simon is known for”- Kirkus

Death Logs In by E.J. Simon
Category: Adult fiction, 348 pages
Genre: Technological Crime Thriller
Publisher: Simon/Zef Publishing
Published: October 15, 2014
Format: Paperback/Kindle
Rating: PG-13 
*PG-13 means that this novel includes some f-words, 
religious profanities, non-explicit sex scenes, and violence. 

The Excerpt

Chapter 1

Westport, Connecticut

Alone inside his wine cellar, Michael Nicholas pecked away at his computer keyboard, clicking onto the gold Byzantine Orthodox cross icon and then typing in the password his brother had set up . . . just before he “died.”

It was a year ago but, for Michael, it seemed like an eternity. And for Alex Nicholas, it was.

Alex had been gunned down while enjoying a plate of sizzling veal parmigana in a Queens restaurant. The shooter had been hired by Joseph Sharkey, an aging former Mafia hit man and certifiable psychopath.

Alex had been a bookie, a very successful one. He had owned one of the largest sports bookmaking and loan sharking operations in New York City.

Thinking back upon the wake, when Donna, his brother’s widow, asked him to briefly help settle Alex’s affairs, Michael never could have dreamed that Alex’s shadowy world would have drawn him in. But none of that compared to what he was about to do tonight – just as he had been doing all along – since his brother’s death.

No matter how often Michael typed in the password, he always expected the screen to turn blank. And the moment Alex appeared on the screen, as he always did, Michael made a mental leap into an abyss, stretching any remaining sense of reason and rationality that he still retained.

Alex’s image appeared, his powerful presence concealing his fifty-five years, just as it had in life and the fact that he was dead; his facial expressions, body movements and mannerisms were just as real as his gruff, deep voice which gave Michael the warning.

“You don’t have much time,” Alex said. “They’ve sent someone over from Rome just to kill you. I don’t know too many details yet except that his first name is Frank.”

Michael could feel his stomach tighten, he was falling, dropping quickly, and there was no net to break the fall.

“How soon?”

“Just days,” Alex said.

“How do I find this guy?”

“Michael, I’m afraid he’s going to find you.”

The Author

About E.J. Simon

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. His second novel, Death Logs In, was published in October 2014. 

Connect with him:  Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter


The Review

Death Logs In is another winner for Author E.J. Simon! This sequel is even more suspenseful and thrilling than Death Never Sleeps (read my Four-Kitty review here). Death Logs In is fast-paced, with almost non-stop action, and hard to put down.  I really enjoyed it!  Because of the cliffhanger ending, I am very eager to read the next installment in Simon's Death series.
Many of the characters from Death Never Sleeps return in Death Logs In. The main characters are the Nicholas brothers, Michael and Alex, who are much closer now than they ever were - as adults - before Alex died. New characters include a sexy female bodyguard for Michael, a crooked former cop, and a French global financier -- oh, and Nazis. Curious? Intrigued? Read the book!

The Giveaway

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Note:  I  received a complimentary copy of Death Logs In from iRead Book Tours 
in exchange for an honest opinion of the book.

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