REVIEW á All He Saw Was The Girl

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All He Saw Was The GirlRomeMcCabe and Chip two American exchange students are about to become embroiled with a violent street gang a beautiful Italian girl and a flawed kid. Disclosure I received a free eGalley eBook ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewSynopsis 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 planDetroit Sharon Vanelli’s affair with Joey Palermo a Mafia enforcer is about to be discovered by her husband Ray a secret service agentBrilliantly plotted and shot through with wry humor All He Saw was the Girl sees these two narratives collide in the backstreets of Italy’s oldest city My Thoughts This is my second Peter Leonard book I recently read Voices of the Dead and my review for that one can be read here Voices of the DeadThis was a very complex thriller lots of threads and different people involved It actually reminded me strongly of the sorts of books written by Nick Wastnage His stories are similarly complex and have a similar flavor so if you like this one you will love anything by Nick and vice versa – if you like Nick Wastnage’s stuff you’ll like Peter Leonard The fun thing about crime thrillers at least with a well written one is that you often find the villains as entertaining and interesting as the heroes and that is certainly the case here However as complex and fast moving as this book was I often found my attention drifting – for some reason which I just can’t put my finger on I was unable to really get into this book There is nothing technically wrong with it but it just didn’t hold my attention as well as I felt it should have Fans of Peter Leonard thrillers and suspense and people who enjoy stories involving the mafia should all find this a satisfying read

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REVIEW á All He Saw Was The Girl ↠ RomeMcCabe and Chip two American exchange students are about to become embroiled with a violent street gang a beautiful Italian girl and a flawed kidnapping planDetroitSharon Vanelli’s affair with Joey Palermo a Mafia enforcer is about to be discovered by her husband Ray a secret service agentBrilliantly plotteIlliantly plotted and shot through with wry humor ALL HE SAW WAS THE GIRL sees these two narratives collide in the backstreets of Italy’s oldest ci. This was an unexpected hit for me After a slow start in which I kept picking up and putting this one down around page 80 I suddenly got sucked in and I found Leonard wasn't doing a standard double cross crime tale Initially confusing there's about three story lines that eventually come together I got hooked by Leonard's breezy writing style and slightly sarcastic style uip y action flick all popcorn and soda this was a perfect beach read Charles 'Chip' Tallenger III spoiled son of a US senator and his roommate William McCabe scholarship student from Detroit are doing a semester abroad in Rome When Chip steals a taxi and crashes it he and McCabe are arrested and bailed out by Chip's father Local newspapers misidentify them in a photograph and low level Mafia thugs decide to kidnap who they believe to be the senator's son for some uick cash Back in Detroit Sharon Vanelli married to a Secret Service agent starts an affair with 'Swingin' Joey Palermo a Mafia thug who needless to say is stunned when he discovers Sharon's federal connections These twists occur early on in the book and I thought I knew where the story was headed but Leonard pleasantly surprised me There's some double crossing and poor life choice decision making some thrilling chases and shudder inducing fight scenes Throughout it all is a kind of sardonic humor no one uite black and white but amusingly gray and once the story clicked for me I found myself racing through this oneAnd oh the ending It's so ludicrous and odd but darkly hilarious and I ate it up A super satisfying sugar buzz of a read

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Napping planDetroitSharon Vanelli’s affair with Joey Palermo a Mafia enforcer is about to be discovered by her husband Ray a secret service agentBr. It's a fast read and a good read too I like everything Peter Leonard writes Yeah he had a great teacher and he writes about Detroit too I lived in old Detroit before the fire and I knew a few people When you read this novel you're gonna get hungry These people are always eating And when they do they take you through the entire meal all the way to the cappuccino So be ready for that And it's the kinda story you can't put down