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Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard
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Mar 17, 2012

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What a mind bender! When Harry's daughter is killed by a drunk driver in Washington DC, he hops the first plane from Detroit to DC to get the details...and right into the life of a Nazi war criminal. This gripping novel
takes you from 1971 Detroit to 1971 German and flashes back to Nazi controlled Germany of 1942 on several occasions.

The characters, good and evil, are raw and riveting, each playing their part in the mystery perfectly, cats and mice scurrying about. The mice are trying to figure out who the cat is while attempting to stay ahead of it and the cat is tying up loose ends as fast as he can. But will the mice win and expose a new threat to Jews across the globe or will the cat catch his prey, burying evil from the past while continuing to encourage violence against those of the Jewish faith?

The writing style of Mr. Leonard is simply amazing. His descriptions of the characters, the surroundings, and the actions of each character are well written and make it easy to set the scene(s) in your head as you move from paragraph to paragraph, from start to finish. It's noted above as being a suspense novel but there are a lot references to what happened in Nazi Germany; i.e.; Holocaust, concentration camps, etc., that it could be classified a historical novel too.
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