Book Review & Giveaway: Death Logs Out by E.J. Simon

27 Sep

Book Title: Death Logs Out by E.J. Simon
Series: Michael Nicholas Book 3
Category: Adult Fiction, 300 pages
Genre: Thriller & Suspense., Technothriller
Publisher: Endeavour Media (UK)
Release date: July 27, 2018
Tour dates: Aug 13 to Oct 12, 2018

Content Rating: PG-13 + M (Includes some f-words, religious profanities (such as “God d*mn”, “Jesus Christ!” and other terms such as “*sshole”, “f*ck”, “sh*t”) non-explicit sex scenes (no description of the sex act or private body parts), and violence. Deals with mature themes such as adultery, murder, church abuses.)

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Book Description

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 installment of E.J. Simon’s Death series will keep readers guessing to the very end.

Praise for E.J. Simon

‘A fine technological thriller that only gets better as it goes along.’ – KIRKUS REVIEW

To read reviews, please visit E.J. Simon’s page on iRead Book Tours.



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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I read the first two books in this series, Death Never Sleeps and Death Logs In, and I was looking forward to reading Death Logs Out. It didn’t disappoint; in fact, this is the best book in the series so far.x

Michael Nicholas had a normal quiet life only two years ago until his brother, a bookie, was gunned down. Michael now works as a CEO in the corporate world and as the head of his brother’s business. He’s done so well at handling both jobs that some people think his brother, Alex, is still alive. Alex isn’t alive in the way we think of living but he had an AI duplicate made of himself before he died and his AI self continues to develop to be smarter and better than the original Alex. After a couple years of being an AI, he has amazing abilities in the world of the Internet.x
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Just like in the first two books, this story was not a quick read for me because there was so much going on and I didn’t want to miss anything. It begins with the kidnapping of Michael’s daughter, Sofia, and the action/suspense doesn’t slow down. From religious leaders involved in cover ups to Nazi wannabes, Michael has his hands full trying to save himself and his family.
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As in real life, most of the characters aren’t just good or evil, they’re complex and unpredictable. It was difficult to put this book down, and I probably would have read it in one sitting if my eyes had allowed it. 
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I definitely recommend Death Logs Out. This is the third book in the series but it has enough back story that it can stand on its own.  I like the way it ended, especially since it looks like there’s going to be another book in the series. 
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About the Author

 

E. J. Simon is the author of three commercial fiction thrillers, Death Never Sleeps, Death Logs In and Death Logs Out. He has just completed his fourth manuscript, Death in the Cloud.

He is a member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America and the North Carolina Writer’s Network. He holds an M.A. in Corporate & Political Communications from Fairfield University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. He lives with his family in Cary, North Carolina in the United States. For more information, visit his website: http://www.ejsimon.com.

Connect with E.J.: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

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One Response to “Book Review & Giveaway: Death Logs Out by E.J. Simon”

  1. Lacey Waters September 27, 2018 at 9:22 am #

    thanks for the post and review, i think i’d enjoy reading this

    Liked by 1 person

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