Too many infant boys of Palm Beach gentry are dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Only obstetrics nurse, Casey Jansson, is suspicious. Al Warner, crack Miami Homicide detective, is inactive, languishing on medical leave from a deadly shootout with the Angel of Death. He's in the best physical condition of his life, but is struggling to convince the Department's shrink he is not suffering from PTSD. Warner meets Casey at a local pub. They are attracted to each other, but misreading the other's body language, remain reserved. Learning of the SIDS deaths from Casey, Warner concedes it sounds more than coincidental, agreeing to help investigate, hoping romance develops later. Then Danny O'Brien, a resident doctor and Casey's best friend, whose research on the deaths is coming to a stunning conclusion, is killed when his little Honda is pushed into the path of a speeding tractor-trailer. Casey is shattered but stubbornly continues her search for a culprit for these SIDS deaths. She receives Danny's notes, mailed to her just before his death. Eager to investigate, she leaves Warner a message, and then follows her suspect deep into the Everglades. Getting Casey's message, Warner races after her, sure she put herself in danger. But unlike Casey, who had an unwitting guide, he is uncertain where to look. Casey's obsession tangles her in mortal danger. Only Warner can save her, if he can figure out where she went, and get there in time.
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Reviewed by Darryl Greer for Readers' Favorite Set in Palm Beach, Florida, this fast paced thriller, Born To Die by George A Bernstein, features two principal characters, Casey Jansson, an obstetrics nurse, and Al Warner, a crack Miami detective on medical leave following a deadly shootout with a killer appropriately named the Angel of Death. Warner endeavours to convince his psychiatrist that he doesn’t have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and that he should be certified fit to return to work. Casey, still reeling from her bust up with her last boyfriend, becomes suspicious when too many infant boys die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). At first she enlists the help of a young doctor, Danny O’Brien. He has romantic aspirations for Casey which are not reciprocated, but he agrees to undertake some extra-curricular detective work in an effort to assist her. Soon after, Casey meets Al Warner in a bar, and a spark is ignited in each of them which the other fails to recognise. Al is itching to help out, not only because he is bored on sick leave, but because he would love to impress this beautiful, Swedish lady. What the hell’s going on? I had to ask myself this question time after time as I read George A Bernstein’s Born To Die. The mystery and intrigue are threaded throughout the whole story and, until you come within sight of the conclusion, it is difficult to grasp exactly what is happening. It is a true mystery, dripping with intrigue, a real page turner. The characters are real, the dialogue believable, and descriptive narrative makes it easy to visualise the scenes. Right from the outset, even in the Prologue, the reader is drawn straight into the action with the kidnapping of a senator’s daughter, an event which will become relevant later in the story. Born to Die is a cracking story, a riveting read, and will keep the reader hooked through to its dramatic denouement.
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Born to Die by George A Bernstein is a Detective Al Warner Suspense story. Children are dying. There have been too many infant deaths in Palm Beach; all boys, all dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. And only one person is wondering what is going on – Casey Jansson, a nurse in obstetrics. Detective Al Warner is the best Miami has, but he is on medical leave after being shot in the line of duty. He feels fantastic, fit, and ready to go back to work, but he can’t convince the department psychiatrist who believes that he is suffering from PTSD. The detective meets Casey in a bar and they are instantly attracted to each other, but neither makes a real move in that direction. Instead, they get talking and when Warner hears about the deaths, he agrees that there is something not quite right and decides to get involved. One of the resident doctors, Danny O’Brien, has been doing his own research into the odd deaths and has come to a conclusion that will shock Palm Beach to the core. Unfortunately, he never gets to tell anyone. Casey pushes on and, with Warner hot on her heels, she heads deep into the Everglades and deeper into trouble. Can they find out who is behind the deaths and, more importantly, why? Or will Warner be too late to save Casey? Born to Die: A Detective Al Warner Suspense by George A Bernstein is a thrilling read. This is a real thriller, full of suspense, mystery, murder, and a little romance thrown in to sweeten the deal. This is one of the most masterful plots I have read in a long while with plenty going on to keep me interested. It is full of twists and turns and is quite fast paced, with plenty of action. Mr. Bernstein has a way of grabbing your hand on the first page and taking off running, dragging you with him right to the epic ending, leaving you somewhat breathless. The character development was second to none – I didn’t read the first in the series, but I learnt enough in this one not to feel that I had missed anything. Excellent book, I'm looking forward to reading more.
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite Whoa! Just, whoa! That's exactly what I thought when I got to the end of the fantastic new book by author George A. Bernstein, Born to Die: A Detective Al Warner Suspense. This book grabbed me from the very start and had me obsessively reading all the way through until the very end. Following Detective Al Warner on his newest case, this story takes us to Palm Beach, where too many infants seem to be dying of SIDS. An obstetrics nurse, Casey Jansson, is suspicious that something more than Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is going on, but she seems to be the only one. But when Casey meets Al at a local bar, besides a mutual attraction toward each other, they also find a mutual interest in what Casey reports to Al about the rash of infant deaths. And when Casey's best friend, Dr. Danny O'Brien, is killed after making a startling discovery about the cases, there seems to be even more to look into. Will Casey and Detective Warner solve the mystery? You'll need to read the book to find out! I loved Born to Die. Loved. It. How's that for a review? Well, it's definitely how I felt about this book. As a great reader of mysteries, it's difficult for me to find one in which I can't figure out "whodunit" much before the book is over, but this plot had me stumped. Author George A. Bernstein has done a fantastic job in creating realistic and interesting characters, a fascinating and sympathetic story line, and a simply great read in general! I highly recommend this book to any reader who loves mysteries or just loves great fiction, and I am very much looking forward to reading more from the very talented author, George A. Bernstein, as soon as I possibly can.