BET YOUR LIFE (2002) Do this: Go to a bookstore, turn to page 262 of Dooling's novel, and read his description of what sounds like a perfectly legal, devilish,… 2002-11-05 Fiction
Book Review

BET YOUR LIFE (2002)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 05, 2002; Writer: Richard Dooling; Genre: Fiction

Do this: Go to a bookstore, turn to page 262 of Dooling's novel, and read his description of what sounds like a perfectly legal, devilish, and hilarious insurance scam anyone could pull off. If you're not hooked, you're one dead mackerel. Bet Your Life, about a flip insurance-fraud investigator, his dead best buddy, and the curvy coworker whose ''runner's legs looked basted in oil and ready to eat,'' manages to invoke Double Indemnity, the Old Testament, and Fountains of Wayne with equal vehemence and thriller wit.

Originally posted Jan 03, 2003 Published in issue #689 Jan 03, 2003 Order article reprints