Voices of the Dead
Peter Leonard (Author), Elmore Leonard (Introduction)
4 star suspense
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.
5 star science fiction
In the Nation, no one is innocent – not even the children born behind bars. Millie 942B has spent her entire life locked away with her criminal parents and countless other inmates. She believes in the Nation, in its strict laws and harsh punishments. But when Millie is released on her eighteenth birthday, she finds things are nothing as she was taught. People vanish, never to be seen again. Lies cover every word. Trust is as fragile as ice.
Face Of Evil (Dead Man #1)
4 star thriller, short story/part of a series
Matt Cahill is a widower leading a quiet, solitary life…cutting wood at a lumber mill in the Pacific Northwest, watching out for his trouble-prone friend Andy, and making his first, tentative attempt at a new romance with Rachel, a co-worker. But a trip with Rachel to a ski resort goes tragically wrong… and he is killed in an avalanche.
Book of Nathan
Curt Weeden (Author), Richard Marek (Author)
4+ star comic mystery
Rick Bullock takes the road less traveled when he quits his job as an advertising executive to become director of a homeless shelter. When Zeus, a mentally-challenged gentle giant and longtime shelter resident, is arrested for murdering evangelist Benjamin Kurios, Rick wants answers. Convinced Zeus is incapable of such a horrific act, Rick, along with a colorful cadre of characters, sets off on a journey to keep an innocent man off death row.
5 star literary fiction
Set in the turbulent 1970s when Patty Hearst became Tanya the Revolutionary, HYSTERA is a timeless story of madness, yearning, and identity. After a fatal accident takes her father away, Lillian Weill blames herself for the family tragedy. Tripping through failed love affairs with men and doomed friendships, all Lilly wants is to be sheltered from reality.