Death Benefits

Death Benefits

by Nelson DeMille

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A digital short story from New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille that also includes a preview from his upcoming novel, THE PANTHER

Bestselling author Jack Henry is suddenly on the brink of bankruptcy. With bills mounting and the IRS calling, he realizes that he has a major problem on his hands. But who is to blame for his declining fortunes? Certainly not Jack himself. The fault, he determines, lies with his agent, Stan Wycoff - who takes 15% of everything Jack makes for doing absolutely nothing.

Jack needs a way out of his dire financial predicament - and fast. And then he remembers that both he and his agent have substantial life insurance policies on one another. If Stan were to die unexpectedly, Jack would cash in...

But can a famous crime writer commit the perfect crime?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455526840
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 140,386
File size: 532 KB

About the Author

Nelson DeMille is a former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam and is the author of nineteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther and Radiant Angel. His other New York Times bestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General's Daughter, the last of which was a major motion picture. For more information, you can visit


Long Island, New York

Date of Birth:

August 22, 1943

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A. in political science, Hofstra University, 1974

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Death Benefits 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible story Good news is that it was only 16 painful pages Dont waste your time or money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth it. A very short predictable story. Disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of DeMille's books and while this is a short story it failed miserably. If this had been my first writing to have read by this author I would not have bothered with anything else. Very disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DeMille and B&N should be ashamed of themselves for charging for this 16 page "short story".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all his other books but am very disapointed with this one. It took me less than five minutes to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed in that Death Benefits was a mere 17 pages. Nelson DeMille has been known to weave an interesting and great tale. This was duped! Where does it say that it is 36 pages. Most were for the sample of The Panther.
alp1118 More than 1 year ago
If you didn't notice, this is only a 36 page "book". It's predictable and I had it figured out in the first few pages. Disappointing read from my favorite author Nelson DeMille.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very diappointed, Mr.DeMille! For 1.99, I bought a shallow short story and a 21 page extract of your next book, which will be free, anyway. I will borrow your books from the library from now on as I feel cheated!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe this, what a disappointment
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the author, but bought the book to find it was only 34 pages. Totally don't get it!!!
scduckett13 More than 1 year ago
I mistakenly thought this was a novella. Instead it was a short story. But this is DeMille! So it was great even though close to the end I guessed how it would end. Anything DeMille is good.
Anonymous 7 hours ago
This short story is far from this author's best. It was sluggish and predictable which has never been Mr. DeMile's style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all his books and enjoyed them tremendously...hope he writes more!
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I bought this book as I LOVE the writing of Nelson Demille. I was not happy that I had spent $1.99 for 16 pages of writing, I felt like I had been totally ripped off. I have certainly learned a valuable lesson, that is to research Nook books better so I am not ripped off again.
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"She sure seemed to know you."
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short read, predictable ending, even tho it was good to clear your mind for or from an indepth book.
RollingT More than 1 year ago
An interesting short story with a not unpredictable ending.
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