PIC Tour Review: Voices Of The Dead by Peter Leonard

Posted 2 April, 2012 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Voices Of The Dead
Peter Leonard
The Story Plant
January 17,2012
320 pages
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5/5 Books

The year is 1971. The place is Detroit. Harry Levin, a scrap metal dealer and Holocaust survivor, has just learned that his daughter was killed in a car accident. Traveling to Washington, DC to claim the body, he learns that the accident was caused by a German diplomat who was driving drunk. This is only the beginning of the horror for Harry, though, as he discovers that the diplomat will never face charges – he has already been released and granted immunity. Enraged and aggrieved, Harry discovers the identity of his daughter’s killer, follows him to Munich, and hunts him down. What Harry finds out about the diplomat and his plans will explode his life and the lives of everyone around him. Brimming with action and dark humor, Voices of the Dead, firmly positions Peter Leonard as a writer ever suspense fan needs to read.

Author Peter Leonard

About The Author:Peter Leonard’s debut novel, QUIVER, was published to international acclaim in 2008 (“A spectacular debut…you will be holding your breath until the final page.”– The New York Sun). It was followed by TRUST ME in 2009 (“TRUST ME is fast, sly and full of twists.” – Carl Hiaasen, New York Times bestselling author). The Story Plant will publish Leonard’s newest novel, ALL HE SAW WAS THE GIRL, in the spring of 2012.

Connect With The Author: Website

My Review:
Wow! Peter Leonard has hit it out of the ball park with this action-filled suspense novel. He’s filled this story with incredible twists, and curvy turns that leave the reader white-knuckling their eReader…..at least, that’s what it did for this reader. I love the intensity that Leonard uses to create his character. Each on complex and absolutely gripping.

Leonard incorporates the deepness of the history from the Holocaust and the Germans. When Jewish man, Harry Levin, looses his daughter to a car accident involving a German man, he’s livid. Having escaped the Holocaust when he was a child,after seeing hundreds upon hundreds of dead Jews or injured ones, the blow deepens when he learns the man responsible for killing his young daughter is granted an immunity, and a respected German who was involved with the Holocaust killings.

As Harry fights to bring his daughter’s killer into the justice system, he learns that this man is responsible for more than just his daughter’s killing. He’s after more than that. He wants people dead. All those who are dying, are connected to Harry in some way or another, and are Jewish. Harry will stop at nothing to bring justice to those who are dead, and to his daughter. But will he find that justice before the German kills him?

I’m going to stop there, for if I continue, I’ll spoil the story. If you are a lover of history, then this is a wonderful book for you. However, I must warn you, this is an intense story with a deep, deep plot line. It’s not an easy read, though you become so captivated by the characters and the story that before you know it, it’s over. I just finished this book this morning and it hits me hard. Most definitely a beyond 5 Book worthy novel and one that I highly, highly recommend. I can’t wait to see what this incredible author has in store next for his fans. Wonderful job, Mr. Leonard!

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2 responses to “PIC Tour Review: Voices Of The Dead by Peter Leonard

  1. Fantastic review and post. I agree that the story was intense. I think this is one of those books that will stay with readers long after finishing it because of the historical slant. Thank you for a great post.

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