Death Benefits

Death Benefits

A Novel

Book - 2001
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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. Walker has been picked because a colleague with whom he once had a love affair has disappeared after paying a very large death benefit to an impostor. Since Walker knew her intimately, Stillman believes he's likely to be useful in finding and convicting her. But because he knows her so well, Walker is convinced that she is innocent, and that he must join the pursuit so that he can defend her. These conflicting purposes unite Walker and Stillman in an urgent search that propels them across the country and into unexpected dangers. The trail ends in a deceptively peaceful corner of the New Hampshire countryside, where they find themselves trapped by a deadly conspiracy that's much bigger, older, and more evil than they could ever have imagined. Martin Cruz Smith declared a previous Perry novel as beautifully crafted as a good automatic weapon. InDeath Benefits, Perry gives us another stunning suspense story with writing that is, as theLos Angeles Timessaid, as sharp as a sushi knife.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2001
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780679453055
Branch Call Number: FIC/Perry 359402 1
FIC/Perry 359401 1
Characteristics: 383 p


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Jun 19, 2016

I am absolutely the wrong audience for this book. Twenty-something paper-pusher meets private detective who takes him along on the search for the only girl he ever dated--who the detective claims stole $20M. Lots of boring talk, lots of boring reminiscing about "the girl who didn't love him back," buying and ruining expensive clothes, and endless driving around looking at stuff. The GOOD new is it put me to sleep after only 4 or 5 pages every night for weeks.

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