Death Logs Out Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

This morning, I am excited to share my review of a new cyber thriller! What did I think of Death Logs Out by E.J. Simon? Check out my review of this novel, learn about the series and the author & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title: Death Logs Out by E.J. Simon
Series: Michael Nicholas Book 3
Category: Adult Fiction, 300 pages
Genre: Thriller & Suspense., Technothriller

About the Book

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.

My Review

Death Logs Out Continues a Series--but, Works as a Stand Alone Novel Too.  I received a paperback copy of Death Logs Out--and had access to digital versions of the two earlier novels in the series. While I think I would have had a stronger attachment to the characters and maybe would have found them more believable had I read the other books in the series--I am not sure of that.  The author's writing style keeps readers learning details on a need-to-know basis.  The characters interact quickly and somewhat coldly or superficially--but, the storyline is still an excellent one that holds the reader's interest and keeps the reader anxiously turning the pages.  If you haven't read any of the books yet--I would probably suggest beginning from the beginning.  I am excited to read the next book in the series after having read only this one novel--I wonder if the characters may have held a little more depth and realism for me if I had gotten to know them better in the previous books.

Death Logs Out Is Action Packed and Suspenseful.  The author's writing style gives readers quick glimpses into adventures in various cities and countries.  It took reading several chapters to settle into this storytelling style and become able to move around so quickly between the lives and characters and events.  Once I settled into the movement of the story--I couldn't put it down, and I have already added the 4th book to my reading list.  There is just enough suspense in every 2-3 page chapter to keep readers guessing.

Would I recommend Death Logs Out by E.J. Simon?  Initially, I was expecting a heavier science fiction / artificial intelligence focus--but, found more of a fast-paced action thriller with the AI involved in a supporting role along the way.  If you enjoy religious/political/cyber style thrillers with fast-paced scene changes and an element of science fiction that keeps somewhat in check with the possible--this novel and the series should be on your reading list.  The book is a stand-alone story with an ending leading readers mysteriously into a new adventure in anticipation of the next novel. I enjoyed the fast-paced, quick read and read it from cover to cover.  While I can't say that I loved or hated any of the characters--I look forward to seeing what the author has in store for them as the series goes ahead.

Praise for E.J. Simon

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

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

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Meet 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.

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