What Would You Do If You Knew – For Certain – That You Had 10 Days To Live? Would you get your legal affairs in order? Contact family, friends, lovers, and ex-lovers? Maybe a trip or make an exceptional donation? Clean the house and do the laundry? Or … would you kill someone?
A brilliant young doctor-mathematician has invented a new health/sports watch that predicts when someone will die – within 10, 20, or 30 days. The doctor’s intentions were noble, but when those who receive their Final Notice have easy access to a gun, the result is sometimes lethal for more than just the watch owner.
These are the stories of several people who receive their Final Notice with very different reactions, including a desire to get revenge with impunity. They range from an 89-year-old resident in a retirement home to a U.S. Senator … from a benevolent widow to a crass tycoon to a noted climate change scientist. This original, fast-paced, page-turning, political/medical thriller tells the stories against an all-too-recognizable backdrop of a guns-gone-wild America and the relentless push by the NRA, with their surrogate politicians, to make guns even easier to acquire.
The involvement of several likable protagonists also connects their stories. These include the watch inventor, the FBI agent charged with stopping the killings, a recently retired, middle-class couple, Vince and Trudi Fuller, their brave immigrant friends, and a very endearing corgi, Miles.
There is plenty of dark humor and political satire in FINAL NOTICE, as well as touching scenes and outright suspense. So, expect to laugh out loud, dry some tears, and bite your nails (not necessarily in that order). Despite the somewhat “sci-fi” premise of the watch, it is a very realistic reflection of American society and the many problems we face today.
“What a thrill ride! From start to finish, this book kept me engaged and entertained with its fascinating concepts.” Amazon Review
“A fiction novel that is not far from reality. My attention never wavered while reading this book.” OnLineBookClub.org
“Van Fleisher could join the ranks of James Patterson and Tom Clancy with the quality of writing that I found in Final Notice.” Reader’s Favorite Review