Death Benefits

Death Benefits

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Death Benefits by Thomas Perry, Michael Kramer

When gruff and intimidating security consultant Max Stillman appears without warning in the San Francisco office of McClaren Life and Casualty and begins asking questions and scrutinizing files, the employees can't help wondering just which of them he's been hired to investigate. The first to find out is young data analyst John Walker when Stillman's mysterious investigation leads out of town, he announces he's taking Walker with him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400160273
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Thomas Perry won an Edgar for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His other books include Blood Money, The Face-Changers, Shadow Woman, Dance for the Dead, and Vanishing Act. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.

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Death Benefits 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read and loved all the Jane Whitfield books, it always starts out as a disappointment when outstanding author, Thomas Perry, is writing about a different 'hero'. Also as usual, there's no cause for alarm. The characters and plot in Death Benefits are every bit as good - quirky enough to be interesting but real enough to be believable and likable. Nowadays there seems to be a choice of only two unsatisfactory extremes in the detective mystery/suspense category (and I read a lot of them). There are the overly complicated but mediocre,far fetched, hole filled plots dependant on gratutious sex and gory violence to get by vs. the 'cutesy', and/or filled with angst, female mystery solvers in unbelievable occupations . Thomas Perry is the exception, and it is devoutly to be hoped that he never falls into that trap.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Pasadena, California, insurance agent Ellen Snyder approves the payment of the twelve million-dollar death benefit to an impostor. Not long afterward, Ellen vanishes somewhere between the nearby airport and apparently LA. The impostor has also disappeared. A stunned McClaren Life and Casualty hires private investigator Max Stillman to investigate the fraud.

After making inquiries in both the Pasadena and the San Fransicso based home office, Max successfully recruits John Walker, an analyst working for his client, to assist him on the case. Max believes John can help him because he amorously knew Ellen when they were trainees. John agrees to help because he believes the woman he still loves is innocent of any wrongdoing. With opposite motives, John and Max begin a trek around the country in an effort to locate the money and the two culprits behind the felony.

If anyone had doubts that no one does suspense thrillers better than Thomas Perry does, just read the exciting, action-packed and character driven DEATH BENEFITS. Only a great writer with the talent of Mr. Thomas can turn insurance companies and related fraud seem glamorous and exhilarating, but that is what the author accomplishes in this fabulous tale. Max and John make a powerful team even as their individual traits make them seem like real people. The who-done-it is cleverly designed from the start, when Ellen flees into the night, and never eases up as the audience has another mystery from one of the genre greats.

Harriet Klausner

letok More than 1 year ago
Very well done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very clever and loads of fun; a maze of twists and turns. Stillman and Walker comprised an adept and brainy duo, with Casey adding an engaging touch of quick-witted electronic sharpness and expertise. Those of you who love page turners should pick this one up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I look forward to sequels. The characters and premise are great.
101reader More than 1 year ago
An excellent book.
JimJF More than 1 year ago
This book held my interest throughout the narrative and caused me to stay up later than I should. Great story and idea, and draws you into the characters. I have included Thomas Perry in my search for interesting writers.
sank More than 1 year ago
While it started a little slow, by the end of the book it was definately one that I couldn't put down. The plot is very well developed, exciting to read and full of twists and surprises. Character development is good, I'm surprised that this isn't a series to be honest. This was my first Thomas Perry book and after reading this one, I'm looking forward to my next one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first Thomas Perry novel I've ever read, and I'm apparently missing out. This is one of those rare books from which you don't look up until you are done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good pace, interesting characters, believable plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book didn't seem to have the action or dry humor of his other books. I found it dull and boring in numerous spots where I had to plow through. If you want good books from him read Stripped, Nightlife, Butcher's Boy, or any other of his fine works.
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