All He Saw Was The Girl by Peter Leonard
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Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Story Plant, The (May 15, 2012)
Rome: McCabe and Chip, two American exchange students, are about to become embroiled with a violent street gang, a beautiful Italian girl and a flawed kidnapping plan. Detroit: Sharon Vanelli’s affair with Joey Palermo, a Mafia enforcer, is about to be discovered by her husband, Ray, a secret service agent. Brilliantly plotted and shot through with wry humour, All He Saw Was the Girl takes place as these two narratives converge in the backstreets of Italy’s oldest city. A thrilling ride, it once again displays Peter Leonard’s genius for exploring the wrong turns that life can take.Peter Leonard’s growing fan base includes greats such as Carl Hiaasen (‘great storytelling’) and Michael Connelly (‘clever plotting and blood and guts characters’), and publications as diverse as Uncut (‘sensational’), the Daily Mirror (‘stunning’) and the Big Issue (‘brilliantly snappy’).
Do you like action? This book has plenty…right from the beginning.
The books starts in Rome with Chip and McCabe, two exchange students who steal a cab, try to help a girl in trouble and end up in jail. Then in Detroit, we read about Sharon Vanelli, who is married to Ray, a secret service agent. She’s having an affair with Joey Palermo, a Mafia enforcer. And Ray is about to find out about it. Could things get any worse for them? Oh yeah!!
There are so many twists and surprises in this book that it’s hard to put it down. Just when you think things are going to calm down, something new happens. It’s a non stop thrill ride.
What fascinated me the most about the book was that the author was writing about two very different places and two very different story lines. I kept wondering how he would merge them into one story that made sense, but he did a great job and the book is so interesting that you get caught up in what’s going on, and you lose track of time. Over and Over.
I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes thrillers/mysteries.
Oh yeah, the author even found a way to add some humor to the book!
Meet The Author:
Peter Leonard’s debut novel, QUIVER was published to international acclaim in 2008, and was followed by TRUST ME in 2009, and VOICES OF THE DEAD in 2012. You can visit Peter at his website.