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Death Is Overrated: a mystery Paperback – August 3, 2013
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About the Author
Jeffrey Perren wrote his first short story at age 12 and went on to win the Bank of America Fine Arts award at 17. Since then he has published at award-winning sites and magazines from the U.S. to New Zealand. He is also the author of the historical novel Cossacks in Paris, an historical novel set in the Napoleonic Era.
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After enjoying the mix of adventure, romance, and history in "Cossacks of Paris," I was excited to hear that another Perren title had become available on Amazon.
"Death is Overrated" again combines a fabulous hero and heroine falling in love as they have a series of adventures. However, this book is set in the modern times and the locations are mostly in Wales and Ireland.
The struggle pits good guys with intelligence against bad guys who aren't thinking far ahead. In my opinion, struggles are always this way.
Their are several heroes and several villains. My favorite hero was Thomas, a brilliant scientist who also thrives on physical adventures, since he is an Ayn Rand-style protagonist driven by reason. My favorite villian was Thomas' father, since he is an Ayn Rand-style antagonist who happily goes through life promoting irrational thinking.
The well developed characters and interesting locations made the book enjoyable. But having said that, I liked the "historical novel" style of "Cossacks in Paris" better,
"Death is Overrated" is well worth reading and won't disappoint.
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
The protagonist Thomas Payne the Physicist was misunderstood by the police for being dead. Apparently, his passport was found on the dead body who happened to fell down from the cliff. Planted by someone who's objective was to cause havoc in Thomas Payne's life.
In order for Payne to get out of the police radar, he has to solve the puzzling mystery. And why his passport was concealed in the victims person.
A fast-paced action-adventure/mystery. A good plot, it will refreshes you on some history with the setting of the novel.
I had a hard time putting this book down. Good mix of situations and sexual tension.
Domyourself a favour, and pick up another Perren page turner.