Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Eyes Closed Tight by Peter Leonard Review

Welcome to the March 11, 2014 blog tour stop for Eyes Closed Tight by Peter Leonard.

About the Book:

Former Detroit homicide detective, Oak O’Clair, has retired to Florida where he runs a motel with his younger girlfriend, Virginia, who is beautiful and can fix anything. Everything seems to be going great for him until the day he finds a young woman dead in his motel after a party from the previous night.

Then, there is a second murder and he realizes someone is trying to send the former detective message. Further, the way in which the victim is killed is a reminder of a case he worked on when he was still with the Detroit Police.  With this in mind, he returns to Detroit to figure out what he is missing especially since he now realizes the wrong man is behind bars.

While he is away, Virginia is kidnapped and he realizes that the murders are personal. The killer is trying to send him a message.

My Thoughts

Eyes Closed Tight is full of surprise and suspense and it will give your goose bumps until the very end. O’Clair is a likeable and believable character and Virginia is a perfect match for him.

The plot is messy and makes you nervous, especially as you try to figure out what the killer will do next. Here is the interesting twist, the reader knows who the killer is while O’Clair is scrambling his brain to make sense of it all.

About the Author

Peter Leonard lives in Birmingham, Michigan. He is the son of the late author Elmore Leonard. For more about Peter and his books, check out his website at www.peterleonardbooks.com. 


Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Number of Pages: 300 pages
Publisher: The Story Plant
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
ISBN-10: 1611881145
ISBN-13: 978-1611881141

I did not receive any compensation for this review. I did, however, receive a free copy for my review from Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc.

Thursday, March 6, 2014


My Thoughts on RETRIBUTION by Anderson Harp

I received a free copy of RETRIBUTION from Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc.  

This is an action packed suspenseful military/political thriller.  And it is one heck of a thriller!  Anderson Harp has written an amazing story filled with disaster, terror, and suspense that leaves you wondering “what if?”. 

This is a great book if you are a fan of authors like Tom Clancy. The story is a bit complex but it is quite convincing with its many twists and turns.  

You can purchase RETRIBUTION at one of these fine retailers:

Praise for Retribution

Tense and authentic—reading this book is like living a real-life mission.
Lee Child, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Jack Reacher thrillers

Want to see what the military’s really like?  Harp knows his stuff.  Retribution proves that the scariest story is the true story.  Here’s the real intelligence operation.”
Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times author of The Inner Circle

Retribution is just outstanding.”
Douglas Preston , #1 bestselling author of Impact  

"I seldom come across a thriller as authentic and well-written as RETRIBUTION... a global plot that's exciting, timely, and believable.” 
David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Protector

“A stunner…reminds me of Tom Clancy at his finest.”
James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of Bloodline 

Anderson Harp served 30 years in the U.S.  Marine Corps, rising through the ranks to become a Colonel He has served as the Officer in Charge of the Crisis Action Team for Marin Forces Central Command.  His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service

Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal.  As an officer in the Marine Corps Reserve, he was mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom and served with MarCent’s Crisis Action Team. Using his up-to-date knowledge of cutting edge technology, and the kind of military experience that a make for great thriller writing, Harp has created a fast-moving and totally riveting thriller that will make Anderson Harp a leading name, like  Ludlam  and  Brad  Thor,  in  the  military/political thriller.  RETRIBUTION  (Pinnacle Books, $9.99 ISBN: 978-0-7860-3421-5) by Anderson Harp, the first book in Will Parker thriller series will be published in mass market by Pinnacle Books this March, now with full national distribution.

The remote and impenetrable Pakistani mountains have offered refuge to the worst enemies of civilization since the time of Alexander.  Now, the world faces a new challenge. Reared from birth to harbor a seething hatred, a lone man is about to unleash a firestorm that will rage for centuries.  And the window of opportunity to stop him is shutting much faster than Washington D.C. can hope to deal with.

A top lethal operative, Will Parker is embedded within the terrorist’s ranks to stop this catastrophic disaster.  But with a nuclear core on its way to the U.S., Parker will go to any lengths to stop a biological terror more lethal than anything the USA—and the world— has ever faced.

Anderson Harp served 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, rising through the ranks to become a Colonel.  His stations included:  the Pentagon, South Korea, Central America, the Persian Gulf, Europe, Camp Pendleton, the Marine Mountain Training Center, Fort Benning, Fort Sill, and Camp LeJeune. He has served as the Officer in Charge of Crisis Action Team for Marine Forces Central Command. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. As an officer in the Marine Corps Reserve, he was mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom and served with MarCent’s Crisis Action Team.  Anderson Harp lives with his family in Columbus, Georgia.

By Anderson Harp
Pinnacle, an imprint of Kensington: March, 2014
$9.99; 528 pages
 ISBN: 978-0-7860-3421-5