Jonathan Stone Moving Day: A Thriller

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Moving Day: A Thriller

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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.

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Chris Lane has worked in professional horticulture all his life both as a nurseryman, currently production director for Coblands Nurseries Ltd., and also as a lecturer at Hadlow College, Kent, England, where he first became interested in witch hazels. He started collecting them seriously after the cold winter of 1979–1980. Chris is a long-serving member of The International Plant Propagators' Society, becoming international president in 1995. He serves on the Woody Plant Trials Committee for the Royal Horticultural Society and on the committee for The Horticultural Development Council representing the Hardy Nursery Stock Industry.

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Starred Review: A scam, as slick as it is heartbreaking, binds the lives of two men in this cerebral thriller. When 72-year-old Stanley Peke and his wife Rose move from their longtime Westchester, NY, home to retirement in Santa Barbara, CA, the moving crew arrives a day earlier than expected, and the next morning—when their real movers arrive—the couple find that everything they own has been stolen. Despite his having insurance coverage, Peke—a Polish Holocaust survivor born Stanislaw Pecoskowitz—is taken back to the terrible loss he suffered as a seven-year-old child. And he wants his things back. When he realizes that the thief also got the key to his safe-deposit box, Peke devises a way to locate his belongings and retrieve them. Peke has not only the will but the resources to follow through with his plan, but he underestimates the resolve of ringleader Nick Pelletiere, as events turn dangerous, even deadly. While Stone’s exploration of the inner lives of his two adversaries occasionally slows his narrative, he takes readers on a spellbinding ride. VERDICT From the author of the Julian Palmer series (The Cold Truth; Parting Shot), this is a compelling mystery with a moral foundation.

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