By Richard Dooling
A terminally unwell guy sells his existence insurance coverage for inexpensive to an investor who will acquire the whole quantity whilst the unwell guy dies.But is the ill guy fairly ailing? Does he even exist? within the age of AIDS and no-holds-barred capitalism, the company of having a bet on how for much longer unwell humans will stay is prospering. is that this new industry within which lifestyles policies are acquired and bought a valid firm, 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 astounding novel -- is annoyed. His corporation might fairly increase rates than prosecute coverage criminals. Miranda, his seductive coworker, leads him on after which places him off -- she turns out to have anything substantial to conceal. while their good friend, loopy Lenny, a working laptop or computer gamer and knowledgeable with drug-and-alcohol cocktails, dies in the course of taking part in Delta-Strike on-line, an odd and annoying narrative unfolds round a potential homicide and large assurance fraud. Carver is drawn deeper into a number of hearts of darkness, and in his efforts to find the reality at 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 intelligent previous 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, during which our hero finally ends up investigating the mysteries of his soul.
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