Quiver by Peter Leonard

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One of the most riveting and powerful new voices in crime fiction, Peter Leonard delivers a razor-sharp debut thriller.

Kate McCall's husband has been killed by her son, Luke, in a tragic bow-hunting accident. While Kate struggles with her son's surly guilt, her first love, Jack, an ex-con, reappears, along with a crew of his former "colleagues." While Jack must convince his partners in crime that he really did lose the heist money, his appearance sets into motion a series of events culminating in a life-and-death confrontation with a gang of killers.

Leonard displays remarkable maturity for a first-time novelist in both the plotting of the story and the language of his protagonists. The twists and turns of a love affair, an unrequited crush, and a kidnapping/extortion plot complement a tightly drawn, intimate cast of memorably quick and dim-witted characters.

Quiver marks the breakthrough of a new force in thriller writing---an explosive and unforgettable debut.


About Peter Leonard

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Peter Leonard lives in Birmingham, Michigan with his wife and four children. He is a partner in the ad agency of Leonard, Mayer & Tocco, Inc.
Published May 13, 2008 by Minotaur Books. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Horror, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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The Guardian

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The author is the son of legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard - about as impressive a launch pad as you can get.

Oct 31 2008 | Read Full Review of Quiver

BC Books

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I’ve been reading Elmore Leonard for most of my life.

Mar 27 2009 | Read Full Review of Quiver

Book Reporter

Writing after the style of Elmore Leonard is no sin --- even if you.

Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Quiver

Bookmarks Magazine

Peter’s dad should be proud.”
--Otto Penzler

“A strong debut that combines a tight plot (about a deadly double-cross in the woods of Michigan) with memorable characters and dialogue—come to think of it, not unlike what Leonard’s father, Elmore Leonard, creates.”
--Seattle T...

May 18 2008 | Read Full Review of Quiver

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