In Waverly's new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there's a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars - including a hefty broker's fee for himself - in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath.
The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who's bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly's clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson - who has some skeletons of his own to hide - are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail, and murder.
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By George on 07-04-13
Check the abridged
This was an interesting story, that at times had you fully engrossed in the mystery, however there were long sections, particularly those that focused on the relationship, that although important were longwinded and detracted from the important sections of the story.
As the story progressed I found myself really connecting with the lead character, and found the story strong in terms of never seeing the outcome until the later stages of the book.
I recommend the book, but would limit myself to the abridged version rather that the unabridged!
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By Cynthia on 07-12-13
There is a lot of craziness going on with this one, and I loved it. While walking the treadmill at the gym and listening to this book, I lost track of time. Some days I just sat in the car listening to this madness. I needed to know what would happen next. Needless to say I just bought three more from this author. The narrator hit it out the park, looking for more of his work to.
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By R. Pontiflet on 11-02-17
Greed, Blackmail, and Murder ...
I enjoyed this listen, the characters are easy to follow, and it's fast paced. This story is about Waverly Sloan, a lawyer who is being disbarred, and it is just a couple of weeks before he's truly at rock bottom. An old friend tells him about a business with the potential to solve all of his financial problems. This business is called Viatical Settlements, a kind of insurance company with a twist. The sick and terminally ill people who are in desperate need of fast cash, sell their insurance policies for less than their mature value in order to benefit from the money while they are alive or because money is needed for medical and other reasons.
It's Waverly's job to find investors willing to advance thousands of dollars in exchange for a "significant" return on their investment when the client is dead. When Waverly's clients start dying sooner than they should, he is unknowingly drawn into a dangerous web of greed, blackmail, and murder.
There are a few twists and unexpected turns along the way. As one reviewer, so succinctly said, "Just when you think you know what's going on, the author drops another bone in the pot!"
The narrator, R.C. Bray, is one of the audible's best. However, when the action really got going, I had to rewind a few times to clarify who was speaking. It became difficult to tell the male characters apart. Nevertheless, Bray did an excellent job.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful