Multiple Lives by E.J. Simon
I've always wished I could live more than one life at a time: to be able to experience living one life in Manhattan and another full life – at the same time – in say, Paris or Saint Remy; to be a writer and to be an architect, to be married to a white woman in one life and a black woman in another. Etcetera.
In my novels Death Never Sleeps and Death Logs In, one of the main characters, Michael Nicholas, experiences life –simultaneously - as both a traditional corporate CEO and the head of a major underworld operation. He’s married to his beautiful wife – and has an affair with a beautiful professional killer. He has boundaries in one life and virtually none in the other.
So that’s one of the things that writing a novel allows me to do – experience many different lives, to be inside different characters and, all the while, continuing to live as myself, a writer, residing in Connecticut, married to a terrific white woman and, at least traveling regularly to Paris and Saint Remy. It’s as close as I’m going to come.
About the Author
He is a consultant to many leading private equity firms and has held senior level positions at prominent financial services companies.
He is a world traveler, food enthusiast and lives in Connecticut. Death Never Sleeps is his first novel. His second novel, Death Logs In, will be available in October 2014.
Death Never Sleeps (Book One)
The problem with Alex Nicholas is that he won't stay dead.
Alex Nicholas was the consummate Queens bookie: fast cars and even faster women, and friends in all the wrong places. As an illegal sports betting and loan shark king in New York City, Alex was fearless-until the night his luck ran out and someone leveled the silver barrel of an automatic on him and pulled the trigger.
Michael Nicholas was everything his brother Alex was not: a powerful, married straight-arrow corporate CEO living the American Dream. Their two worlds collide when Michael discovers his brother's secret laptop.
As Michael crosses the globe to find his brother's murder, can he avoid his brother's fate? And can the information contained in the laptop help Alex reach out to help Michael-from beyond the grave.
Death Logs In (Book Two)
Some of the most powerful people in the world want to kill Michael Nicholas. Only his brother, Alex can save him - the problem is that Alex is dead.
It's been almost a year since Alex Nicholas, a Queens based underworld Boss, was gunned down. After Alex’s brutal murder, Michael inherited not only his brother’s business – but his enemies. Michael is now a key player in a world he once feared. By day, he is the head of a Fortune 500 company by night, the CEO of Tartarus, one of the worlds largest illegal gambling operations.
Before his death, Alex invested heavily in breakthrough artificial intelligence software so that he could live forever. It worked. In his virtual form, Alex can communicate with Michael and monitor information - and people - in ways the NSA would envy.
It is Alex who discovers Michael’s life is in danger. He detects plots that reach from the darkest corners of Queens, to the highest officials in the Vatican - and they all want Michael dead.
Michael is now in a race to save his life, but he is never alone - Alex is there to help him navigate through this maze of life and death. Also protecting Michael from the forces closing in around him is Sindy Steele, a beautiful - and lethal bodyguard.
How far is Michael willing to go to save his own life – and that of his family? Guided only by a familiar face on a computer screen, will the information Alex discovers allow Michael to go from being the hunted to the hunter?