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Author Stone, Jonathan.

Title Moving Day : a thriller / Jonathan Stone.

Imprint Seattle, Wash. : Thomas & Mercer, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    M STONE,JON    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC STONE,J    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Fiction    FIC STONE,J    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction    FIC STONE,J    Out of Collection
Description 273 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary "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"--Back cover.
Subject Personal belongings -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Theft -- Fiction.
Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction.
New England -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781477818244 (paperback)

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