Title: Buying Time
Author: Pamela Samuels Young
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Published: November 2009
Publisher: Goldman House
Format I Read: Print
How I Got It: Reviewed for Pump Up Your Books
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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
Waverly has got to be the unluckiest man ever. He's about to be disbarred and now he's afraid to tell his gold digging wife that they can no longer afford their lavish lifestyle. So when a lucrative business deal pretty much falls into his lap, Waverly thinks he can get back on track without any problems. Then his new clients mysteriously start dying, shortly after meeting with him. Not only is he about to loose his new job, but he might just loose his life.
When I first received Buying Time, I was immediately intimated by the amount of pages it had, but once I started reading, the pages just flew by. Before I knew, I had already finished the book.
Buying Time is a story full of greed, scandal, corruption, murder-everything needed for a good mystery. The story introduces so many characters and subplots that for awhile it’s hard to figure out what’s really going on. But, as the story progressed, all the events clicked into place and held my attention until the very end.
While I haven’t read a lot of mystery suspense novels lately, I do love the genre and felt Pamela Samuels Young did a great job with this novel. It was well written and the characters were developed in such a way that made me hang on to every page just waiting to see how the story was going to play out.
I give Buying Time five flowers of love. If you are a fan of mystery and suspense, I highly recommend this book.