The Undertaker by William Brown

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Pete Talbott is a harried Boston computer 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. Talbott figures it is all a big mistake, until Parini shows him his wife’s obituary too; and this is a mystery that Talbott can’t leave well-enough alone. Someone with a scalpel and an embalming table is planting bodies under other people’s names. Sandy Kasmarek runs an art gallery on Chicago’s stylish North Michigan Avenue, and it appears that her late-husband is also one of them. With a photographer’s eye, the quick feet of a black belt, and fingers that can hot-wire a car in seconds, she has the skill set you wouldn't expect from a good Chicago catholic-school girl. Coupled with Pete in this political thriller, they bring enough action, romance, thrills, and stark terror that even the Undertaker might be in trouble. A Witness Protection shell game, more Mafia crime, or just another FBI murder mystery? From a funeral home in Indiana, to car chases on the Dan Ryan, snipers in Washington Square, sleazy lawyers, corrupt County sheriffs, a bloody Back Bay townhouse in Boston, the FBI, and Mafia hit men, the Undertaker is a non-stop suspense thriller, because if Pete and Sandy can’t stop them, they know they will be next on the Undertaker’s list.

If you enjoy The Undertaker, take a look at the author's two new suspense novels. Amongst My Enemies centers on an old German U-Boat rusting on the bottom of the Baltic. Inside are millions in gold, stolen art and jewels, and a secret that could tear NATO apart. Thursday at Noon is a Middle East thriller filled with spies, rockets, action, Islamist radicals, and a broken-down CIA agent trying to stop the next Arab-Israeli war. And Winner Lose All is a cold war thriller dealing with espionage, treachery, and shifting alliances as once war ends another 'cold' one begins.

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About William Brown

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Dr. Brown joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina (USC) in 1995, and, in addition to his work in the Department of Educational Studies in the College of Education, he is a member of the USC Research Consortium on Children and Families.
 
Published January 15, 2014 by William F. Brown. 350 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Crime. Fiction

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Finding a strange man in his car, asking who he is and why he has the name of the dead man in the paper, makes him understandably upset.

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