It's been less than a year since Alex, brother to Gibraltar Financial chairman Michael, was murdered and subsequently, in a manner of speaking, resurrected--as an artificial intelligence designed in Alex's image. Michael manages Alex's sports-gambling and loan-sharking business, Tartarus, with ease, but the associated criminal element remains: Sharkey, who ordered Alex's murder, is hiding in Italy with help from people in the Vatican. Vatican officials send a bishop to stir up trouble at Gibraltar--announced as a new board member to accommodate a merger (a thinly disguised takeover)--and a hit man, Frank Cortese, to off Michael. Michael needs the resourceful Alex-AI more than ever, as even Sindy Steele, his newly hired bodyguard and amour, is more lethal than he initially perceived. The novel teems with subplots, involving John Rizzo, a former cop, whom Michael humiliates after Rizzo tries to cheat the gambling end of Tartarus, and a photographer, who learns the hard way that Frank doesn't like having his picture taken. But Simon expertly manages these various storylines, and they help maintain an impressive pace that's speedier than the author's previous outing.
An action-laden plot and another open ending will have the series collecting many more fans.
From the Back Cover
E.J. Simon brings the future of artificial intelligence to present day in Death Logs In. This is a new breed of crime thriller. A must read! - Vito Colucci, Jr., author of the
true crime book, Rogue Town, A City Under the Stranglehold of Organized Crime
Praise for E.J. Simon's Debut Thriller Death Never Sleeps
"A fine technological thriller that only gets better as it goes along."
- Kirkus Review
"'Death Never Sleeps' is a page turner that will make you have a new outlook on technology and mortality." - Crime Book Club, UK.