Misty Rayburn, of Top Shelf Books, graciously gave us permission to share her rave review of Voices of the Dead on our blog. You can find the review in it’s entirety below and make sure you stop by Misty’s blog as well!
Title: Voices of the Dead
Author: Peter Leonard
Publisher: The Story Plant
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Rating: 5 Star
Harry Levin is a Holocaust survivor who works as a scrap metal dealer in Detroit. When his daughter is killed in a car accident, he goes to Washington DC to identify her body. He learns that the accident was caused by a German diplomat who was driving drunk and that he has been released and granted immunity. Enraged, Harry discovers the identity of the man and flies to Munich to hunt him down. What he finds is a bigger plot that will affect his life and the people around him.
Elmore Leonard says in the end of his introduction to this book, that once you read the first chapter, you won’t sell this scrap dealer short. Harry is an amazing detective and his resolve is inspiring! He’s probably the most realistic character you could ask for. When he starts this manhunt, he goes into it with the blind rage of a father who just lost his daughter. He questions himself as time goes on and seems to even doubt his ability to do what he feels is right. Before he can give into those doubts, he’s swept up into a plot that could threaten him anyway and so he goes forward, seeing it through till the end.
I read this book in a day and a half because I just couldn’t put it down. From page one, it’s nothing but action that leaves you dying to know what happens next. Add in a little dark humor and supporting characters that are just as complex as Harry and you’ll find even when the viewpoint switches, you’re not left with the feeling that you want to be with Harry all the time. If all of Peter’s books are like this, I think he just found himself a new fan!
Thank you to Partners in Crime blog tours and Peter Leonard for the review copy. It in no way influenced my review.
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