first responder and a for hire mercenary killer... fans will enjoy this
entertaining mystery with an amusing lampooning of the book
publishing industry to lighten the dark story line of what happens
when literally Love Dies."
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The killer doesn't realize that the New York City Department of Health keeps
A professional killer haunting the divorce courts offers the spouse with the weakest morals and the most to lose a simple proposition: hire me to fake an accidental death for your mate and your troubles will be over. It's a perfect profitable business plan, with just one little problem.
The killer doesn't realize that the New York City Department of Health keeps death statistics. And Doctor Nicholas Andreas, who likes to read the obituaries, becomes curious when he notes several accidental deaths among people in high profile divorces.
Dr. Andreas investigates with the help of a police detective on medical disability for World Trade Center lung disease. Their search leads them into a dangerous cat and mouse game with the killer, who is not about to let a nosey physician wreck his business. Will the good doctor become yet another death statistic? Find out in the exciting new crime novel from acclaimed author Tim Sheard.
Tim Sheard is a nurse epidemiologist at SUNY/Downstate Medical Center. He has worked in hospitals for forty years. A prolific, writer, he has published over 100 short stories, articles, plays and novels. He also teaches creative writing and mentors aspiring writers through programs of the National Writers Union. Tim lives with his wife Mary in Brooklyn, NY.
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Rejected wannabe author Alex Germaine is an ambulance chaser of sorts. Alex hangs around divorce courts seeking special angry amoral clients; of which he seems to have plenty of choices. He offers those he deems wealthy and worthy of his services a chance to eliminate their odious mate via an "accident" for a fee of cash "collected" at slot machines in Atlantic City casinos so there will be no money trail to follow. Since 9/11, Doctor Nicholas Andreas has studied death. Obsessed he diligently reads the obituary column every day; a section ne never looked at before the collapse of the Towers. However, Nicholas begins noticing an odd trend of accidental deaths to many wealthy people obtaining a divorce. Nicholas discusses it with his friend Stanley, a former Brooklyn cop on disability retirement with respiratory problems since he volunteered to work the residue of the Twin Towers collapse. This is an exciting thriller starring an intriguing doctor, an ailing first responder and a for hire mercenary killer. Each in his way is different but all are obsessed over something. Action-packed as the streets of New York serve as the backdrop, fans will enjoy this entertaining mystery with an amusing lampooning of the book publishing industry to lighten the dark story line of what happens when literally Love Dies. Harriet Klausner