Synopsis: Is Alex Nicholas really dead?
Two years since the brutal shooting of Alex Nicholas, a gambling underworld boss in Queens, NYC. But his brother, Michael, a respected CEO, struggles with a secret: his murdered brother has been communicating with him via his laptop using AI. This AI-Alex can foresee dangers in Michael’s path, and appears to be trying to help him – even controlling machinery and electronics via WiFi. Meanwhile, trouble is stirring in the historic capital cities of Rome, Berlin and Paris. Inside the Vatican, Monsignor Kurt Schlegelberger has designs to build his power and prepare for the sudden ascension of the Free Forces Party, a throw-back to the Nazis.
Schlegelberger will stop at nothing, but first he must deal with a new threat: someone appears to know the true story behind a series of murders in the US, committed by clergy to cover their tracks of child abuse within the Church. Alex’s re-appearance puts Schlegelberger’s plans in jeopardy. Dead or alive, the way to finish off Alex for good can only be to get to his close family, namely his brother Michael…
This fast-paced third instalment of E.J. Simon’s Death series will keep readers guessing to the very end.
E. J. Simon was born in New York City and grew up in Queens. His parents were both from Greece, his father became a successful furrier on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue in the 1950’s when mink coats were fashionable.
His mother grew up in Durham, NC and his annual travels back to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC to visit his mother’s family led to his love of the South.
As a young boy, his passions were reading, history and baseball, not necessarily in that order.
He graduated with a BA in Journalism (before switching majors from History to English to Political Science and maybe others) from the University of South Carolina. He remembers spending more time reading what he wanted, working in a local restaurant and playing baseball more than he can recall being in class. He later earned an MA in Communications from Fairfield University where the Jesuits were stricter about attendance. He has also attended the University of North Carolina and the Graduate School of the New School for Social Research in New York.
After many years in corporate leadership positions, including CEO roles in two major companies, he followed his passion and began to write. His first novel, Death Never Sleeps
was a Kindle best-seller. He has continued to author books in the series, now including Death Logs In and, to be released in July by Endeavour Media (UK), Death Logs Out. He is completing the fourth novel in the series, Death in the Cloud.
EJ is currently enjoying his role as Vice President of Business Development for Coldwell Banker, Howard Perry & Walston in Raleigh
After spending most of his life in New York City and Westport, Connecticut, Simon and his wife, Andrea, have moved to Cary, North Carolina and are enjoying southern living, the theatre, music, cooking, dining out and building their photography collection. He still is an avid New York Yankees fan but also now follows the Durham Bulls.
My Review: Death Logs Out is the third book in the Michael Nicholas book series and cannot be read has a standalone. This series gets better with each book as the characters evolve and the story line gets better. The story grows darker and more intense as new characters are introduced. The themes continue to grow in depth and become more complex with each page you read. There were several other things that I loved about this book that are sure to surprise you but I will leave that for you to discover. A perfect ending to the trilogy. Simon wraps up the story line leaving no stone unturned. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**