Moving Day: A Thriller

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Amazon Publishing, 2014 - Fiction - 273 pages
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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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User Review  - cathyskye - LibraryThing

This is an epic struggle between a thief who loves to annihilate his victims, and a victim who refuses to give in to that fate. Although I wish there had been a bit more about Nick the thief in Moving ... Read full review

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User Review  - nyiper - LibraryThing

This book really surprised me. With just the first few pages I was wondering how the author was going to fill all of the rest of the pages in the book---what could possibly happen? Nice surprise----it ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Jonathan Stone does most of his writing on the commuter train between the Connecticut suburbs and Manhattan, where he is the creative director of a midtown advertising agency. His novel, Moving Day, was selected as an Amazon Kindle First, and has been optioned for film by Nick Wechsler and Steve Schwartz. Two of his short stories, "Hedge" and "East Meets West," are anthologized in the Mystery Writers of America's recent annual collections. A graduate of Yale University, Jon is married with two college-age children.

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