Review: Screams & Whispers – Randall Peffer

Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Tyrus Books; NONE edition (July 26, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935562533
ISBN-13: 978-1935562535
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Michael DeCastro – Public Defender
Wen-Ling- Female Crime Boss
Tuki Aparecio – Michael’s Love Interest. 
Caesar DeCastro – Michael’s Father


Tuki Aparecio is hiding a secret. The secret is the location of a gem. A gem that’s important enough for someone to want to kill. When Tuki is kidnapped by Wen-Ling, a female vietnamese crime boss, Michael DeCastro and his father Caesar must do everything possible to rescue her. Their journey will take them all over Vietnam in pursuit of Wen-Ling.

I liked the story to this. The author gives you a good look at the criminal world of post Vietnam War Vietnam. The characters were interesting, and Tuki in particular was an interesting character. There is quite a bit of violence, but it’s necessary to the story.

I liked the book and would recommend it, but at the same time I felt like I came in to the story late, possibly because this is 6th in a series. I think I’d have had a bigger connection to the characters if I’d been with them from the beginning.

However, I would recommend it for fans of mysteries, and especially for those who like mysteries set in exotic locales.

About the Author

Randall Peffer is an instructor at Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He is the author of the Cape Islands Mystery Series, including Killling Neptune’s Daughter, Provincetown Follies/Bangkok Blues, Old School Bones, and Bangkok Dragons/Cape Cod Tears. He is also the author of Southern Seahawk. His nonfiction books include Logs of the Dead Pirate Society and Watermen.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to LeYane at FSB Associates for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.

One Response to “Review: Screams & Whispers – Randall Peffer”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    Sounds like a great mystery. On my TBR list.