Peter Leonard showed remarkable maturity for a first-time
novelist in his debut novel Quiver. In Trust Me,
he reaches for new heights as he crafts a classic noir thriller
loaded with double- and triple-crosses.
The first mistake Karen Delaney made was entrusting $300,000 to her
boyfriend, Samir, the head of an illegal bookmaking operation. The
second was breaking up with him---because Samir holds a $300,000
grudge. A few months later, Karen sees a way to get her money back
when two thieves break into her house in the middle of the night.
She proposes a scheme to steal Samir's safe, but Karen soon
realizes she's in way over her head as things begin to spin out of
Trust Me moves at breakneck speed through the affluent
suburbs of Detroit and Chicago as Karen is pursued by O'Clair, an
ex-con/ex-cop who works for Samir and wants the money for his own
retirement; by Ricky, Samir's nephew, who sees the money as a way
to pay off his own escalating gambling debts; by the thieves who've
been double-crossed; and by two ruthless hit men who view the money
as their stake in the American dream.
With relentless suspense, striking characters, and plot twists that
will leave you white-knuckled, Trust Me marks the
continuation of a powerful new voice in crime fiction and more than
delivers on the promise of Peter Leonard's talent.