*This review contains spoiler from the first book Voices of the Dead*
I was not expecting a sequel to Voices of the dead so I was quite surprised when*This review contains spoiler from the first book Voices of the Dead*
I was not expecting a sequel to Voices of the dead so I was quite surprised when I got the review request, don't get me wrong it was a very pleasant surprise. Back from the Dead picks up soon after Voices of the Dead ends. Harry is under the presumption Hess is dead and he is able to pick up his normal life. But it seems faith did not grant Harry the time to grieve over the loss of his daughter. Hess is back and will do anything to finish what he started.
Again Peter Leonard has written a strong story. He just knows how far to go without going over the edge. The same characters from Voices of the Dead make their entree in Back from the Dead. Again this story is full of action and the writing makes the story come alive.
I very much enjoy Peter Leonard's books and I can honostly say I can not wait to read more books written by him....more
This was a story which was hard to put down and I read it in a day. Harry Levin wants to get justice for the dead of his daughter. But the drunk driveThis was a story which was hard to put down and I read it in a day. Harry Levin wants to get justice for the dead of his daughter. But the drunk driver who killed her is a German Politician named Hess and is granted immunity. He follows Hess to Germany. This also brings back memories of the Holocaust which Harry barely survived. In the pursuit of his daughters killer he finds out something even more disturbing about Hess that will put his own life and that of the people around him in danger.
The moment I started this story I kept flipping page after page, I was unable to put it down. This is a fast read, but due to the subject not really an easy read. This story does not only get into the pursuit of Harry for his daughters killer, but also the events that took place 30 years earlier when Harry escaped from ending up in a mass grave, literally. Eventhough Harry and Hess form the major players in this story, the story is told from many points of view. This gives you a great overview of everyting that is happening. Peter Leonard makes sure all these different characters have their unique voice and you don't get confused by all these different points of view. Because of all the different points of view, you can see some of the twists coming, but due to the fast pace of this story it did not bother me and takes nothing away from the plot of this story. The story takes place in 1971 and Peter Leonards writing style suits that time really well. And this together with a wel written story makes this a novel that will appeal to any-one who can enjoy a good thriller.
Voices of the Dead is a fast paced and action packed novel full of unique characters, which will keep you flipping the pages....more
Mike Randall ends up in the hands of the Germans after his bomber goes down. He and his friend Eddie survive the crash but Eddie does not survive theMike Randall ends up in the hands of the Germans after his bomber goes down. He and his friend Eddie survive the crash but Eddie does not survive the war. After several months Mike takes a chance and hides in a U-boat to try and get out of the hell he's been in. He's found on the U-boat but the captain lets him go at the coast of (neutral) Sweden. But before the captain and his crew are able to return to the safety of the sea they get hit twice by a English bomber and are lost. And so is the cargo that was on the sub and Mike is now the only person who knows what happened to this U-boat and what it's cargo was.
This is a very well writen novel. There was a lot of attention for the different characters in it and they all get their own voice in this story. Everyone of the characters that comes along in this story is as important as the next. Because the story is told from more then one perspective you get a better overview of the whole story. It is not only Mikes side of the story, but you get the Germans and Russians side too. At the moment Mike finally decides it is enough and tells his story you see all these different voices come together in their search for the U-boat and all with their own motives. Because every character has his own strong voice the switching between perspective doesn't slow this story down a bit. It is not really hard to figure out who are the good guys and who the bad guys and eventhough there were no huge surprises in the plot, the way this story was told was so strong that neither does any harm to this story.
This is not an easy read, but Brown has a great way of storytelling and this combined with an intriguing and captivating story full of engaging and unique characters, makes this book hard to put down....more