Death Logs In Blog Tour and Review

Death Logs In by E.J. Simon
Publication date: October 15, 2014 by Simon/Zef
Source: e-book provided by publisher via iRead Book Tours for an honest review
Description:
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?

My Take:
I was excited to read Death Logs In because I have been an avid sci-fi/techo reader/geek for a long time and  the premise of the book really intrigued me. At first the vagueness of the explanations about how Michael's brother Alex could seemingly still be alive and thriving in the virtual world really bugged me because there wasn't an explanation - just vague references to computer geeks and such. The whole artificial intelligence topic is hot-button topic in our house and is the topic of many of our dinner table discussions/debates. For this reason, I am probably just sensitive to the topic. However, once I let that issue go, I was quickly drawn into the drama of Michael's crazy life.

I haven't read the previous book, but the information necessary was given so I had no issue with past events and I don't think it should be a problem for other readers either. It didn't take long before I was completely enthralled with the strange and dangerous trajectory that Michael finds himself on. 

I think one of my favorite things about the book was finding out just how many people had nefarious plans for Michael and why. The illegal gambling world harbors some interesting and dangerous characters, but nothing compared to the ones lurking in the business world or protected by the Vatican, apparently.  There was danger at every turn. Everyone seemed to be plotting against everyone else and it was just great fun - if a bit anxiety-inducing, as well.

Interestingly, the scariest and most dangerous character in the book was probably Michael's mistress/bodyguard, Sindy Steele. There were other bad guys, but most of them didn't stand a chance against her. I anticipate that she will continue to plague Michael and his family for some time to come. 

Deaths Logs In was actually quite a fun read - and I am anxiously looking forward to the next book. I thought there were some really interesting hints at what may be coming in the next book regarding Alex and his virtual existence --- I am very intrigued. I think anyone who enjoys a good crime thriller will enjoy Death Logs In. It is fast paced with never a dull moment.






Author's Bio:

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, will be available in October 2014. 
Connect with him:  Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter


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Nov 17 - Coffee Books & Art - guest post / giveaway
Nov 17 - Everything Distils into Reading - review of Death Never Sleeps
Nov 17 - Cheryl's Book Nook - review of Death Logs In - author interview / giveaway
Nov 18 - allthingsbookie - review of Death Logs In
Nov 18 - Roughseasinthemed - review of Death Never Sleeps
Nov 19 - A Soccer Mom's Book Blog - review of Death Logs In / giveaway
Nov 19 - Pinky's Favorite Reads - book spotlight
Nov 20 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Death Never Sleeps
Nov 20 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! - review of Death Never Sleeps
Nov 21 -  Deal Sharing Aunt - review of Death Never Sleeps / guest post / giveaway
Nov 21 - The Reading Life - review of Death Never Sleeps / guest post
Nov 24 - Confessions of A Reader - book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 24 - Cici's Theories - review of Death Never Sleeps - guest post
Nov 25 - Everything Distils into Reading - review of Death Logs In
Nov 25 - Jane Reads - review of Death Never Sleeps
Nov 26 - Roughseasinthemed - review of Death Logs In
Nov 26 - Celticlady's Reviews - book spotlight
Nov 26 - Blissful Book Reviews - review of Death Never Sleeps / guest post
Nov 27 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Death Logs In / giveaway
Nov 27 - Life as Leels - review of Death Never Sleeps
Nov 28 - Little Whimsy Books - review of Death Never Sleeps / guest post
Nov 28 - Beauty in Ruins - guest post
Dec 1 - The Reading Life - review of Death Logs In - author interview
Dec 2 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Death Never Sleeps
Dec 2 - Being Tillys Mummy - review of Death Logs In / author interview / giveaway
Dec 3 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! - review of Death Logs In
Dec 3 - Jane Reads - review of Death Logs In / giveaway
Dec 4 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review of Death Logs In - author interview / giveaway
Dec 4 - Cici's Theories - review of Death Logs In - author interview / giveaway
Dec 5 - Omnimystery News - author interview
Dec 5 - Life as Leels - review of Death Logs In / giveaway
Dec 8 - fuonlyknew - review of Death Never Sleeps
Dec 8 - A Blue Million Books - author interview / giveaway
Dec 9 - Blissful Book Reviews - review of Death Logs In / giveaway
Dec 10 - Brooke Blogs - review of Death Never Sleeps / guest post
Dec 10 - Dalene's Book Reviews - review of Death Never Sleeps / guest post
Dec 11 - Omnimystery News - guest post
Dec 11 - fuonlyknew - review of Death Logs In / giveaway
Dec 11 - Little Whimsy Books - review of Death Logs In / author interview / giveaway
Dec 11 - The Book Review - review of Death Never Sleeps
Dec 11 - A Book Geek - review of Death Logs In
Dec 11 - Brooke Blogs - review of Death Logs In / giveaway
Dec 12 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Death Logs In
Dec 12 - The Discerning Reader - review of Death Never Sleeps and Death Logs In / giveaway
Dec 12 - JessicaCassidy.com - review of Death Logs In / guest post / giveaway
Dec 12 - The Book Review - review of Death Logs In  / giveaway
Dec 12 - Dalene's Book Reviews - review of Death Logs In / giveaway




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