In this debut novel from Gustaf Berger, a journalist whose fireman father died on 9/11 pursues a couple of slick scammers who benefited from the disaster.
When Ted wakes up with his girlfriend du jour on the morning of 9/11, having missed his appointment in the World Trade Center Towers, he turns on the TV and, seeing the mayhem, calls his business partner to let him know he's still alive. His partner reminds him of their five-million dollar life insurance policy and suggests he "stay dead."
Twelve years later Jordan, a young journalist, hears about two men who benefited from the 9/11 disaster, and she pursues them to expose and bring them to justice; her father was one of the firemen who disappeared into the Towers never to be seen again.
Her quest leads her from one offbeat character to another until she reaches the eccentric Leonard Legasse, Ted's best friend, who agrees to tell her the whole story. But does he? Danger lurks, yet the intrepid Jordan persists, even when her family becomes the target of an unscrupulous mobster.
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In Death Postponed, author Gus Berger gives us a complex and convoluted tale of scheming betrayal, revenge, sex, and scams from a cast that includes gangsters, cops, and reporters. The flawed characters enact their wily plans over the course of time, ignoring the long-term in favor of what they can get in the now. For some it works out, for others, not so much, when the past catches up with them. The action is frenetic, and the scene shifts from New York to New Mexico to the Bahamas, as the story unfolds over fifteen years of capers and chases.