Assumption of Risk

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Simon & Schuster, 1996 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Luther Sitasy fought first for his life in Vietnam, then for his sanity when divorce and alcoholism took their toll on his return home. Now, twenty years later, with the nightmare of war almost behind him, Luther, manager of the policy limits claims division of Trans Patriot Insurance in Phoenix, has spotted an ominous statistical trend during a routine check of claims over the past few years. Too many people are dying in strange ways. What Luther doesn't know is that investment banker Norman Bloodstone and his voluptuous partner, Dana Quinn, have worked out an elaborate and fiendishly clever way to collect on very lucrative high-policy-limits cases. Their scheme calls for the cold-blooded murder of some of the policy claimants, but along the way the systematic, ice-cold Bloodstone crosses the line from murderer to homicidal madman. When Bloodstone realizes that Luther is close to discovering his secret, he goes after him - with a vengeance - launching himself on a chilling murder spree that scares even Dana Quinn and creates a tangled web of betrayal and slaughter. With the help of his Vietnam buddy John Paraletto, now an FBI man, Luther Sitasy finds himself back in another kind of killing field, fighting an even more malevolent and dangerous enemy, this time a killer who takes lives for his own pleasure more than for money.

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Touted as a "big commercial novel" by the publicist, this thriller features a man who uncovers a murderous insurance scam. Read full review


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JIM SILVER is a former Assistant United States Attorney who prosecuted criminal cases in Washington, D.C. and argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Prior to that, he was a civil litigator at one of the nation's largest law firms. For the past ten years he has been an at-home dad and professional writer. He wrote a regular humor column for Worcester Magazine for two years and has had articles published in national publications such as Catholic Digest, AMA Alliance, and others, as well as many regional magazines and newspapers.

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