Harry Levin, scrap metal dealer and holocaust survivor, learns that his daughter has been killed in a car accident. Travelling to Washington DC, he's told by Detective Taggart that the German diplomat, who was drunk, has been released and afforded immunity; he will never face charges. So Harry is left with only one option - to discover the identity of this man, follow him back to Munich and hunt him down.
The first of a two-hander, Peter Leonard's new novel is a classic cat-and-mouse thriller. Told with swagger, brutal humour and not a little violence, it follows a good man who is forced to return to the horrors of his past.
Praise for Peter Leonard's All He Saw Was the Girl:
'Likely the thriller of the year ... the plot is a helix of delight ... It's not just the slaloms and switchbacks of his plotting that invigorate ... it's the constant riffing inventiveness ... the snap and snarl of his dialogue, the sheer clarity of action.' WORD
'Lean and tight ... one of those novels you don't read so much as glide through, grinning and snorting.' Guardian
'There's the hot-plate sizzle of brilliantly written dialogue, succinct description, all you need to know about where you are in a few telling sentences, no fat at all on these words, crisp characterisation that tells you everything about the book's colourful cast and brings them to vivid actuality in a few neat strokes and an impeccable eye for detail. Tremendous stuff, really.' **** Uncut