Death Benefits

A Novel
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD19956
Released: Aug 24, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400110278
Narrator/s: Michael Kramer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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A careful, methodical young data analyst for a California insurance company, John Walker knows when people will marry, at what age they will most likely have children, and when they will die. All signs point to a long successful career-until Max Stillman, a gruff security consultant, appears without warning at the office. It seems a colleague with whom Walker once had an affair has disappeared after paying a very large death benefit to an impostor. Stillman wants to find and convict her; Walker is convinced the woman is innocent. Now Walker teams up with Stillman on an urgent north-by-northeast race-relentlessly leading to a pay-off that just might shock the life out of him.

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Author(s): Thomas Perry
Narrator(s): Michael Kramer
Product Number Z100029622
Released: Aug 24, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400190270

Professional reviews

"The clever title and ironic tone of the narrative belie the seriously intriguing plot of this suspense story, which involves life insurance fraud. In a voice heavy with life experience, Michael Kramer embodies the character of special security consultant Max Stillman, who is hired by McClaren Life and Casualty to solve a problem in their Pasadena office. Kramer finds an earnest, reliable-sounding voice for John Walker, the data analyst Max commandeers to help him search for an employee who signed off on a $12-million death claim she knew was fraudulent. For reasons of his own, Walker doesn't believe she did it. Kramer delivers the dramatic denouement at a pace that matches the breathless events taking place in a small New Hampshire town. A surprising plot and luminous narration make a perfect combination. S.C.A. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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