By Richard Dooling
A terminally ailing guy sells his lifestyles insurance plans for inexpensive to an investor who will acquire the whole quantity while the ill guy dies.But is the ailing guy quite ailing? Does he even exist? within the age of AIDS and no-holds-barred capitalism, the company of making a bet on how for much longer in poor health humans will dwell is flourishing. is that this new industry during which existence policies are obtained and offered a valid company, or is it an open invitation to fraud and murder?
Carver Hartnett, Miranda Pryor, and Leonard Stillmach all paintings for trustworthy Allied belief, in Omaha, the place they examine coverage fraud. Carver -- the narrator of this edgy and spectacular novel -- is pissed off. His corporation could really increase charges than prosecute coverage criminals. Miranda, his seductive coworker, leads him on after which places him off -- she turns out to have whatever vast to conceal. whilst their buddy, loopy Lenny, a working laptop or computer gamer and knowledgeable with drug-and-alcohol cocktails, dies in the midst of enjoying Delta-Strike on-line, a wierd and anxious narrative unfolds round a potential homicide and big assurance fraud. Carver is drawn deeper into numerous hearts of darkness, and in his efforts to find the reality in the back of his friend's dying, he finally ends up having a bet his personal life.
Filled with memorable characterizations -- Carver's boss, the smart outdated guy Norton; Dagmar Helveg, Norton's fascist assistant; nearby investigator Charlie Becker, a plain-talking, common sense cop -- Bet Your Life conducts a stealthy philosophical research of its personal, within which our hero finally ends up investigating the mysteries of his soul.
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