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Top 10 Things We Don't Know About You
1. I write longhand on lined yellow legal pads. I typically write a scene and then transpose it to my Apple MacBook.
2. I usually start my workday at ten and write until five-thirty or six. I sit at a desk in a paneled den and my dog Sam sits next to me in his little dog rocking chair.
3. I do most of the cooking in my family, which includes among other dishes: French stews, gumbo, Sicilian red sauce, ribs, grilled fish and I'm experimenting, trying to make the perfect hamburger.
4. My favorite color is blue.
5. I spent a week in an Italian prison for stealing a taxi.
6. I love baseball and I have Detroit Tigers season tickets
7. I once spent a weekend with Pamela Anderson in Daytona Beach, Florida.
8. My favorite authors are Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Philip Roth, Jim Harrison, Russell Banks and my father, Elmore Leonard.
9. My favorite movie is the Godfather
10. I can't sing or play an instrument, but I'd love to be in a rock band.
About The Author
Peter Leonard lives in Birmingham, Michigan. He has published five novels: QUIVER, TRUST ME, ALL HE SAW WAS THE GIRL, VOICES OF THE DEAD, and BACK FROM THE DEAD.
Back From The Dead by Peter Leonard ~ Virtual Book Tour Page: Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours
Book 2: Harry Levin Series
Publisher: The Story Plant
Publication Date: January 22, 2013
Format: Paperback - 282 pages / Kindle - 594 KB / Nook - 710 KB
Genre: Suspense / Thriller
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.
Peter Leonard’s jaw-dropping VOICES OF THE DEAD introduced us to two mortal enemies: Holocaust survivor Harry Levin and Nazi death angel Ernst Hess. Now, their struggle reaches its dramatic conclusion in BACK FROM THE DEAD.
Bahamas, 1971. Ernst Hess, missing and presumed dead, regains consciousness to find himself stuck in a hospital bed on a strange ward in a foreign country. He must do what he needs to do to get his life back and to finish the job he has been doing for decades.
Harry believes he has already stopped Hess. When he finds out that the war criminal has somehow survived, Harry must do the only thing he can do – kill Hess again – even if it means crossing continents and putting his life and the lives of those that matter to him on the line.
Action-packed and darkly humorous, BACK FROM THE DEAD is the unforgettable conclusion to a story that launches Peter Leonard into the pantheon of great suspense novelists.
My Book Review:
Just when you think author Peter Leonard couldn't top the suspenseful thrill ride in Voice Of The Dead, he proves me wrong with the sequel, Back From The Dead.
Set in 1971, the story picks up where it left off in Voices Of The Dead, with Holocaust survivor Harry Levin thinking that he had killed Nazi war criminal, Ernst Hess, having dumped his body off the Florida coast. But Hess survives the shots to his chest and winds up in the Bahamas, where he recovers from his wounds. Hess is not deterred from continuing his murderous ways, he continues to plan to eliminate the remaining survivors and anyone else who gets in his way. Meanwhile, Harry Levin is back at home in Detroit, Michigan, when he learns that Hess has survived. The cat and mouse game resumes taking Levin and Hess globetrotting around the world from Florida, the Bahamas, Michigan, Germany and France. Levin is determined that this time Hess will pay the ultimate price for his murderous ways.
In Back From The Dead, author Peter Leonard seamlessly continues the suspenseful cat and mouse game between arch-enemies Holocaust survivor Harry Levin and Nazi war criminal Ernst Hess that began in the first book of the Harry Levin series, Voices Of The Dead.
Written in the third person narrative, the author weaves a thrilling tale with enough action and suspense that easily draws the reader back into the story, captivating them with the calculating cat and mouse game and globetrotting, that keeps them sitting on the edge of their seats guessing what will happen next. The characters come to life and leap off the pages, they are realistic and believable, you can't help but want to follow their every move. Even though I was completely satisfied with how Voice Of The Dead concluded, I think that the sequel, Back From The Dead is an edgy continuation that is just as riveting and action packed, the reader easily will get hooked back into this story.
Back From The Dead is a fast-paced suspenseful sequel that takes the reader to the edge, keeps them guessing and holding their breath until the chilling conclusion.
I would not suggest this book as a stand alone read. In order to really appreciate the complete story and thrilling cat and mouse game between these two men, you have to read the books in order.
RATING: 5 STARS *****
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