Death Benefits

  • by Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by Michael Kramer
  • 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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What the Critics Say

"Compelling...A labyrinthine tale of murder [and] conspiracy." (People)

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My favorite book from one of my favorite authors.

Death Benefits is a well crafted, suspensful mystery. The story brings us from California, to Florida to New England. It starts with an ambitious,young business woman out to make a sale. She seems as real a person so me, as one of my collegues. (Okay maybe a little more aggressive) But I had a real sense of who she was and even liked her.

Then she is gone. Next we meet two very interesting men who are characters, interesting, funny and real.

Thomas Perry is a master of stringing details around the story to hook up in and keep us hanging on. Of course, he brings us to a surprise ending.

I love this book.

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- Julie "I love a good mystery. My favorite author right now is Edward Marston. I am enjoying the Great War Series."

Improbable As A Pearl In You Oyster Soup…

But… It could happen, right? And if it did, DELIGHTFUL!

Well, that's the way this thing goes. It's a pearl… perfectly formed… Dully sparkling. And I'm delighted at the improbability of this story and its rich thick tastiness.. The three lead characters in this ensemble are what you expect from Thomas Perry… WUNNERFUL! Notice how I keep using caps? Well, that's the way I feel now that I've just finished Death Benefits by the pool down here in balmy South Carolina… vacationland USA. It's a beach/pool/summer biking read and Michael Kramer reads it all masterfully.

Get it, love it. Another Perry wonder-story. I'm off to download another Perry before the sun goes behind a cloud. Need to go pearl diving again.

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- Ted "Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio