Voices of the Dead

by Peter Leonard
Introduction by Elmore Leonard

The Story Plant | February 7, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 in

Published: February 7, 2012

Publisher: The Story Plant

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611880327

ISBN - 13: 9781611880328

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Voices of the Dead

Voices of the Dead

by Peter Leonard
Introduction by Elmore Leonard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 in

Published: February 7, 2012

Publisher: The Story Plant

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611880327

ISBN - 13: 9781611880328

From the Publisher

NATIONAL BESTSELLER 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.

About the Author

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. 10/11/25 -- 8/20/13 Elmore John Leonard, Jr., popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Detroit in 1950. After graduating, he wrote short stories and western novels as well as advertising and education film scripts. In 1967, he began to write full-time and received several awards including the 1977 Western Writers of America award and the 1984 Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award. His other works include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch. Many of his works were adapted into movies. Library of America recently announced plans to publish the first of a three-volume collection of his books beginning in the Fall of 2014. Leonard died on August 20, 2013 from complications of a stroke he had earlier. He was 87 years old.

Editorial Reviews

“If you haven't read Leonard before – and you must – this is a great place to start.”
– The Guardian

“Tautly plotted and gripping on every page…. What a story – fine, fine writing Peter Leonard!”
– Crystal Book Reviews

“A story that won't let you go from a writer that has truly found his stride.”
– The View from the Phlipside

“A riveting, wild ride of a story, with enough twists and turns to keep you glued to the edge of your seat.”
– Simple Pleasures Books

“A great read…. Highly recommended!”
– CMash Loves to Read

“Completely blew me away.”
– Melodiesintune

“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.”
– The Top Shelf

“The story keeps you on the edge of your seat and the pages rapidly turning.”
– Dollycas's Thoughts