Friday, November 25, 2011
The Undertaker by William Brown
By William Brown
Publisher: William Brown
Released: January 10, 2011
Genre: Fiction- Adult- Thriller
"The Undertaker” is a fast-paced suspense thriller. Pete Talbott is a harried Bostonc omputer wonk still grieving over the death of his wife when he finds himself at the wrong end of Gino Parini’s .45 reading his own obituary torn from the morning newspaper. He figures it is all a big mistake, until Parini shows him his wife’s obituary too; and this is a mystery Talbott can’t leave alone. Sandy Kasmarek runs an art gallery onChicago’s stylishNorth Michigan Avenue. She has a photographer’s eye, the quick feet of a black belt, and fingers that can hot-wire a car in seconds, just the skills you’d expect from a Chicago catholic school girl. From a funeral home in Ohio, to car chases on the Dan Ryan, snipers in New York’sWashington Square, sleazy lawyers, corrupt County sheriffs, mafia hit men, the FBI, and the upper berth of an Amtrak Train, “The Undertaker is a thrill ride with a touch of humor and romance. Someone with a penchant for sharp scalpels and embalming tables is planting bodies under other people’s names; and if he doesn’t stop them, he and his quirky new girlfriend, Sandy Kasmarek, will be next on the Undertaker’s list.
Review: In an age of identity thief this story is kind of freaky. Pete Talbott is forced to read his own obituaries and if that's not strange enough a current one for his wife who had died already.
This is a good mystery. With lots of action, twist and turns. I did think maybe Pete could've gone about this differently, but then there wouldn't have been a story. So I went with the flow. The plot does sweep you along, catching you up in all the conspiracy and intrigue. Not to mention trying to ferret out whats going on. An interesting story, and defineatly something to check out.