Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Review: Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he's about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems.

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.


Received from the publicist for review.

This was extremely well written and very readable. The chapters were also a nice length which made for great pausing points, not that you really wanted to stop reading since the story was so engrossing.

This one gets four stars. I didn't personally care for the characters as people, but they were very well written. It was quite enjoyable with a great pace and a nice level of action. I'd certainly recommend this, and will look for the author's previous books.

★★★★ = Really Liked It



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