Born to Die



Narrated by:  Michael Harrity

A Detective Al Warner Suspense Novel

 Mystery / Suspense


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Too many infant boys of Palm Beach gentry are dying of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Only obstetrics nurse Casey Jansson is suspicious.

Al Warner, crack Miami homicide detective, is inactive, languishing on medical leave from a deadly shootout with the Angel of Death. He’s in the best physical condition of his life, but struggling to convince the department’s shrink he is not suffering from PTSD.

Warner meets Casey at a local pub. They are attracted to each other, but misreading the other’s body language, remain reserved. Learning of the SIDS deaths from Casey, Warner concedes it sounds more than coincidental, agreeing to help investigate and hoping romance develops later.

Then Danny O’Brien, a resident doctor and Casey’s best friend, whose research on the deaths is coming to a stunning conclusion, is killed when his little Honda is pushed into the path of a speeding tractor-trailer.

Casey is shattered, but stubbornly continues her search for a culprit for these SIDS deaths. She receives Danny’s notes, mailed to her just before his death. Eager to investigate, she leaves Warner a message, and then follows her suspect deep into the Everglades. Getting Casey’s message, Warner races after her, sure that she put herself in danger. But unlike Casey, who had an unwitting guide, he is uncertain where to look. Casey’s obsession tangles her up in mortal danger. Only Warner can save her - if he can figure out where she went, and get there in time.

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I love a good mystery/thriller. I really enjoyed the audiobook of Born To Die. The narrator did a good job of pulling in the listener to the story. I typically like a shorter book, but the narrator kept me coming back with anticipation of what was to come next. The story did have a bit of a slow start, but there was just enough hook to hold my attention.

Although the story was good, the character voices for the females were a bit disconcerting. The narrator needs to understand that not all women are weak sounding mice.

I was provided a free audiobook copy as part of a Book Review Tour. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion. 



About the Author

George A. Bernstein, now living in south Florida, is the retired President of a modest, publicly held appliance manufacturer. He spent years attending writing seminars and conferences, learning to polish his work and developing a strong “voice.” George is acclaimed by his peers as a superb wordsmith and a crafter of surprise endings no one expects. He works with professional editors to ensure his novels meet his own rigorous standards, and all of his books are currently published by small indie press, GnD Publishing LLC, in which he has an interest.

Taken is the sixth of his Detective Al Warner Suspense series, with the first five; Death’s Angel; Born to Die; The Prom Dress Killer; White Death; and Sniper, all garnering rave reviews. His Detective Al Warner has attracted many fans, with readers likening Warner to James Patterson’s Alex Cross. Four of his novels are also now available in Audible.

Bernstein’s first novel, Trapped, was a winner in a small Indie publisher’s “Next Great American Novel” contest, and received high praise, gaining many mostly 5-star reviews, reaching “Top 100” status. His second novel, A 3rd Time to Die (A paranormal Romantic Suspense) has also garnered mostly 5-Star & 4-Star reviews, with one reader likening him to the best, less “spooky” works of Dean Koontz & Stephen King.

Bernstein is also a “World-class” fly-fisherman, setting a baker’s dozen IGFA World Records, mostly on fly-rods. He’s written the popular Toothy Critters Love Flies, the complete book on fly-fishing for pike & musky.

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