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A Life of Death: The Complete Second Novel [NOOK Book]

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Detective Drummond traces his steps in the years since his childhood, but a mysterious serial killer who evaded the police for over fifteen years is still on the loose, annually performing ritual sacrifices and burning the victims. Alex?s skills at reliving the brutal murders are put to the test when so little is left of the victims.

?A well written story that flows off the page.?
~ Coral Russell, author of Amador Lockdown

?Another awesome book by Weston Kincade ? a paranormal ...

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Overview

Detective Drummond traces his steps in the years since his childhood, but a mysterious serial killer who evaded the police for over fifteen years is still on the loose, annually performing ritual sacrifices and burning the victims. Alex’s skills at reliving the brutal murders are put to the test when so little is left of the victims.

“A well written story that flows off the page.”
~ Coral Russell, author of Amador Lockdown

“Another awesome book by Weston Kincade – a paranormal coming-of-age mystery page turner. I could not put it down… I promise you will not be disappointed with this one.”
~ Chantale, Geeky Girl Reviews

“A Life of Death is a completely amazing story. Fans of paranormal mystery and suspense stories should enjoy this book. Definitely give it a read as soon as you can!”
~ K. Sozaeva, Now is Gone

“A Life of Death is my favorite kind of book, characters' emotions are painted in details. It's so vivid and alive I get a sense that Alex, the main character, is a younger version of Weston himself. This book in beautiful in unexpected ways.”
~ Helmy Parlente Kusuma, author of There is Hope

“A Life of Death is quite simply, absolutely superb. I loved this book, it was an emotional and entertaining journey that had me hooked.”
~ David King, An Eclectic Bookshelf

“A very good story.”
~ Kathleen Brown, author of The Personal Justice Series

“The title drew me in and the novel itself is an experience that should not be left unread.”
~ Bruce Blanchard, author of Demon's Daughter

“Mr. Kincade did a wonderful job telling this story. The characters are well developed and easy to relate to. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this book."
~ Christi, Alaskan Book Cafe

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045973069
  • Publisher: Books of the Dead Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2014
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 626,146
  • File size: 313 KB

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  • Posted September 12, 2014

    I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an

    I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

    This second installment of 'A Life of Death' was just as riveting as the first. This story follows Alex after he has grown up, married the love of his life and has a wonderful son. The horrors of his childhood are still reflected upon in this book, but there is also some fun and happy flashbacks as well.

    The book starts out with Alex impulsively following a murder suspect, one that has been murdering for 15 years and has yet to get caught. Alex is determined to bring her to justice. Even using his special gift with the victims hasn't helped to positively identify the murderer, the only thing he knows is that she is a woman.

    Alex meets up with his buddy in Washington DC, hot on this woman's trail. Hooking up with the local police is helpful and it isn't long before he realizes that he may have the wrong suspect. While he is in town he meets his buddy, Jessie's girlfriend and a few of his friends.

    Alex can't control his gift and it isn't long before he touches someone and is seeing deaths amongst Jessie's circle of friends. But what to do with that information? Alex also collaborates with a couple of professors from Egypt and experts in Egyptian culture and mythology. Pieces start to fall into place as he discovers more about the ritual killings and the possible meaning behind them. Alex is of course asked to return the favor and help out with some ancient Egyptian mummies that are residing at the university.

    This story flowed smoothly and was well paced. It kept me interested and engaged. I had a hard time putting this down. The characters are well defined and believably delivered. The plot is well created.

    I will definitely be looking for more books from this author! Especially in regards to Detective Alex Drummond!

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  • Posted August 16, 2014

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    This book proves to be very gripping and more intriguing than th

    This book proves to be very gripping and more intriguing than the first. Where the first book laid down the basis for a good story, the second takes it to a whole new level. Paranormal fiction juts gets better with this sequel. This story goes ahead some years in Alex’s life and occurs in the present with a couple of flashbacks to get the story going. All the main characters we have come to love are seen again in this story and they play important roles.

    Alex’s relationship with his best friend Jessie is explored when Alex goes to stay over at his place while following a lead in an investigation related to a serial killer. Alex also takes a look into the past to help some people interested in Egyptian history and working on that at the university. He realizes that his gift is needed to help people and also to discover the story of some people so as to put their souls at rest. Jamie, his son also has a gift and that is touched upon t the end of the first book but brought out elaborately at the end of this. Paige’s support and love are shown as the crux to keeping Alex in the right direction as well as his friendship with Jessie.

    There are a few important things the author explores in this story that will hold good for anyone in their life, some lessons that need to be understood. The author handles the topic well and the story just flows from one page to the next. It is a gripping story of Alex’s hunt for a serial killer and the final realization that you are a result of your decisions. A brilliant paranormal fiction this story will keep you reading till the end.

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  • Posted July 19, 2014

    Picking up where book 1 left off (or continuing on if you're rea

    Picking up where book 1 left off (or continuing on if you're reading these as individual episodes), Alex's trials and tribulations aren't over yet. With his murderous stepfather out of the picture, Alex's family life is starting to find a more stable groove. He's still plagued by visions of the dead, but his mother is stepping up to be a mother again and Alex is dealing.

    Then the murders start. Alex being Alex, he tries to use his gift to help the victims. Fast forward 15 years and Alex is hot on the trail of his latest lead in the case. He tangles with old friends, some sketchy food service folks, and a few blasts from his past.

    While Alex is running against the clock on this particular case, he's also dealing with his abilities and seeing ghosts who aren't related to the serial killings. He has to balance his desire to help those victims with his need to stop the killer from killing again.

    Throw in some Egyptian mythology, ancient bones, and unexpected family dynamics and Alex has a very full plate.

    I've enjoyed this series immensely. Between Alex's utterly awful home life in book 1 and his not-so-fun gift, he's come a long way. While he can't openly tell people about his ability, he's learned to use it discreetly as a detective and it's come in handy. I've liked seeing him grow from a punching bag with an awful home life into a caring, fairly well-adjusted man. Here's to less serial killers in his future!

    -Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

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  • Posted July 15, 2014

    Detective Alex Drummond is destined for iconic status. The secon

    Detective Alex Drummond is destined for iconic status. The second book in this series delves into an even more creepy, paranormal affair that literally leaps off the pages. Author Weston Kincade proves to be a master of his craft with this second novel, which builds on the foundation of the first but also provides its own, very scary standalone tale of paranormal suspense. Make sure your lights on turned up good and bright before you dare to venture into the world of A Life of Death.

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  • Posted July 12, 2014

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    A Life of Death: The Complete Second Novel by Weston Kincad Al

    A Life of Death: The Complete Second Novel by Weston Kincad


    Alex Drummond is back in the second novel. He is all grown up and a Detective. He is investigating a 1
    5 year old murder case. The brutal murders appear to be some kind of ritual sacrifices, leaving the
    victims burnt and hard to identify. With Alex's special ability he is determined to uncover the truth. And
    what he learns is shocking.


    A well written paranormal/mystery/thriller. I loved Alex as a teen in book one, but now he is at his best.
    The mix of the past and present blend perfectly and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
    Weston Kindcade really knows how to grab you in and not let go. I could not put it down. 

    There is so much more I could say but I never do spoilers. I was hooked from the first page until the
    last. Fantastic read! I highly recommend to those who love paranormal/mystery/murder/thriller lovers.
    I also recommend book one: A Life of Death: The Complete First Novel.

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  • Posted July 5, 2014

    This is a sequel to A Life of Death. I have to say that I was ho

    This is a sequel to A Life of Death. I have to say that I was hooked on this book just like I was hooked on the first book in this series.
    I could see imagine everything that was going on and all the characters.

    You don't really have to read the first one to be able to follow this book but I think you should read the first book just because this series is fantastic.

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  • Posted June 24, 2014

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    Alex Drummond¿s gift has never revealed the visage of the serial

    Alex Drummond’s gift has never revealed the visage of the serial killer who has killed once a year for the last fifteen years. Alex distinctly remembers the first murder, since it happened around the time he discovered his ability. As a detective in Tranquil Heights, his home town, he’s followed a killer to Washington, D.C. Meeting up with his friend, Jessie Arturo, they work on following the killer’s tracks. Learning more about Egyptian mythology and ritual, as well as experiencing some intense visions, helps him understand what the killer is after. And the killer may be closer to home than he ever expected…




    THE GOLDEN BULLS is the second half of the story started in A LIFE OF DEATH. We see the depths of Alex’s gift and learn where it comes from finally. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the past and present during the hunt for the killer. Alex’s character stands out for me as he is a man who has chosen to use his unusual gift in a way to help people rather than take advantage of them. I absolutely loved Alex’s forays with the Egyptology Department at the university. THE GOLDEN BULLS is a great mystery with paranormal elements, but definitely read A LIFE OF DEATH first!

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