Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 0312379021 Authors first novel. Author is the son of Elmore Leonard. This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine gilt. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 002307
?Quiver is a spectacular debut?.With a large cast of characters?each presented as meticulously as an Andrew Wyeth portrait?and numerous points of view, all funneling inevitably to a stunning conclusion, you will be holding your breath until the final page. Peter?s dad should be proud.?
?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.?
?An outstanding debut?.Leonard, the son of grandmaster mystery writer Elmore Leonard, deftly utilizes frequent flashback scenes in a tense tale that?s easily one of the best crime novels of the year.?
--East Lansing Journal
?The best parts of the novel concern the crooks, who, if not as gloriously quirky as those in Elmore Leonard?s novels, are sometimes funny and sometimes scary.?
"Peter Leonard's energetic style makes one forget the name Elmore and concentrate on the Leonard....Good writing may be in his genes, but the style's all his own."
--Oline Cogdill, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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.
Praise for Quiver:
?With its clever plotting and blood-and-guts characters, Quiver will certainly put Peter Leonard on the map. This is the start of something special.?
---Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Overlook
?Quiver's supercharged plot, rhythmic dialogue, and cool-under-pressure characters kept me reading into the night. An impressive, exciting debut from Peter Leonard.?
---George Pelecanos, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Gardener
"Quiver is a surprise and a delight, a twisty deadpan troll through some very devious neighborhoods. I welcome Peter Leonard and look forward to whatever he wants to offer next."
--- Donald Westlake
"Quiver is terrific. I have to make the corniest admission of all: Couldn't put it down."
---Mike Lupica, NY Daily News columnist
?Peter Leonard?s first novel, Quiver, amply shows that he?s the great Elmore?s son. This book is a wicked trip with the creeps and pukes that inhabit the criminal world who collide with a convincing heroine. The setting in the rural north of Michigan is unique and engaging. I salute Peter Leonard at the beginning of what will obviously be a fine career.?
---Jim Harrison, author of Returning to Earth and Legends of the Fall
"Quiver is a terrific debut. Peter Leonard has a good ear for voices, a good eye for detail, and a talent for bringing together elements that can't do anything but explode."
---Edgar Award Winner Thomas Perry, author of Silence
From the Back Cover:
Quiver marks the breakthrough of a new force from the son of grandmaster mystery writer Elmore Leonard?an explosive ?nail biter? (Rocky Mountain News) about a family torn apart, an obsessive love affair, and the dark heart of an ex-convict from debut author
?A tight plot with memorable characters and dialogue?come to think of it, not unlike what Leonard?s father, Elmore Leonard, creates.??Seattle Times
Kate McCall?s husband has been killed by her son, Luke, in a tragic bow-hunting accident. While Kate struggles with her loss and Luke?s surly guilt, her first love, Jack, an ex-con, comes back to Detroit, looking for redemption. Even though his past?in the form of his former ?colleagues?? trails close behind?
?Supercharged, impressive, exciting.? ?George Pelecanos
Now, Jack must convince his partners in crime that he really did lose the heist money?and find a way to win Kate?s trust. But Jack?s return to civil society sets into motion a series of events culminating in dangerous seduction, extortion, and a high-risk confrontation with a gang of killers who don?t believe in second chances?and are dead-set at getting even. No matter what the cost.
?Spectacular. You will be holding your breath until the final page.??Otto Penzler, New York Sun
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