Forty years’ accumulation of art, antiques, and family photographs are more than just objects for Stanley Peke—they are proof of a life fully lived. A life he could have easily lost long ago.
When a con man steals his houseful of possessions in a sophisticated moving-day scam, Peke wanders helplessly through his empty New England home, inevitably reminded of another helpless time: decades in Peke’s past, a cold and threadbare Stanislaw Shmuel Pecoskowitz eked out a desperate existence in the war-torn Polish countryside, subsisting on scraps and dodging Nazi soldiers. Now, the seventy-two-year-old Peke—who survived, came to America, and succeeded—must summon his original grit and determination to track down the thieves, retrieve his things, and restore the life he made for himself.
Peke and his wife, Rose, trace the path of the thieves’ truck across America, to the wilds of Montana, and to an ultimate, chilling confrontation with not only the thieves but also with Peke’s brutal, unresolved past.
Well the idea for this book is certainly different, and this is what attracted me to it in the first place, it was intriguing in parts, boring in parts, not the best of writing, mostly descriptive and details thoughts of Peke, the main character. I prefer a bit more of both, dialogue and description rather than this style of writing. Peke´s wife was almost nonexistent during most of the book until later on, and even then she didn´t have much of a part. She just did as she was told. I found myself skimming past the half mark and was waiting for something to happen, i was more intrigued than anything. But it was a bit of a letdown. I didn´t think the genre was correct, it is classed as a thriller but there is no action or thrills. This is the first book i have read from this author.
About the author
Jonathan Stone, author of the Julian Palmer novels, is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a Scholar of the House in Fiction Writing and twice won the English Department’s John Hubbard Curtis Prize for Best Imaginative Writing. He works in advertising and lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.
About the book
- File Size: 8842 KB
- Print Length: 283 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477818243
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (June 1, 2014)
- Sold by:Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FN2KR3U