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Little Mountain By Bob Sanchez,

  • Title: Little Mountain
  • Author: Bob Sanchez
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sambath Long was a Cambodian refugee, and now he s an American homicide cop Sam s investigation of a brutal murder unearths painful memories that threaten to tear his own life apart.
    Little Mountain Sambath Long was a Cambodian refugee and now he s an American homicide cop Sam s investigation of a brutal murder unearths painful memories that threaten to tear his own life apart

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    1. Bob Sanchez, author of Little Mountain, writes with a sharp cadence that reflects the harsh refugee community where the Cambodian residents live with the brutality of their past and the continuing violence that is their present For example, the opening line, Viseth Kim took a long last drag and filled his lungs with smoke, signals the tone of this murder mystery, a haunting book that unnerves and bites at the soul No simple who dun it, Little Mountain immerses the reader in the horror of the com [...]

    2. A chilling page turner from beginning to end Sambath Long, a Cambodian refugee, is one of the best characters I ve read in a long time Mr Sanchez has outdone himself this time An excellent read Strongly recommend.

    3. Sambath Sam Long is a devoted father, a husband, and a homicide detective working in Lowell, Massachusetts He is also a refugee who fled the killing fields of Cambodia for a better life in America Now, Sam is tasked with finding the perpetrator of a murder of a Cambodian landlord The case will take him back to the ghosts of his childhood and the nightmares of torture, repressive regimes, and the brutal death of his parents and his sister Bob Sanchez, author of two other crime novels, writes in t [...]

    4. Detective Sam Long, Lowell, Massachusetts police officer, has worked hard to put his tormented past behind him and fit in with his American colleagues But when a murder in Lowell s Asian community brings back visions of the Killing Fields, Sambath Long, Cambodian refugee and naturalized U.S citizen, upholds the law he has sworn to enforce, despite his private belief that maybe the murderer deserves a medal As voices from his past begin to haunt his waking dreams, Sam finds comfort in the love of [...]

    5. Little Mountain, by Bob Sanchez, is a deceptively simple book On the face of it, it s a detective story Cambodian born policeman Sambeth Long is tasked with solving a murder in the Cambodian American community in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the last decade of the twentieth century.At first glance this would seem like a simple task Long is himself a transplanted Cambodian He speaks the language Moreover, he understands the culture and values of his primary witnesses and suspects To make things even [...]

    6. Little Mountain has a big story Who is this Bob Sanchez and how did he write such a well crafted story Little Mountain mixes a sad piece of personal Cambodian history with the need to solve a present day murder for Detective Sambath Long He has to try and bring closure to both his past and solve a heinous murder that dig into his haunting memories The story has twists and turns that this mystery writer appreciated His characters come alive on the page, the dialogue is crisp, and the descriptions [...]

    7. Little Mountain is an intense, compelling murder mystery Detective Sam Sambath Long sets out to capture the killer of Bin Chea, a landlord who might possibly be Comrade Bin from Sam s past The comrade, a leader of the Khmer Rouge Communist regime, tortured and killed Sam s father back in 1978, along with a multitude of other Cambodian prisoners at the death camp known as Little Mountain Sam is tempted to reward Bin Chea s killer with a medal when he finally catches him Flashbacks and nightmares [...]

    8. The author has managed to blend the past and the present into a thrilling detective story, one that is haunting and gritty And he has done this at a breakneck pace throughout Detective Sambeth Long is a man with a tortured past and a present day grim determination for justice which nearly destroys him and his little family.I am old enough to remember the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia The author skillfully reminds us of those incredible events through the memories of his finely dr [...]

    9. In this masterfully crafted story, a former Cambodian refugee, Sambath Long, now a detective in Lowell, Massachusetts, is the obvious choice to investigate the murder of a Cambodian immigrant Searching for a motive he has to face the daemons of his own past The victim has the same name as the man who murdered Sam s father in the refugee camp Little Mountain Does he even want to find the killer Through the eyes and memories of Sam we experience a different culture and see historical events unfold [...]

    10. Emerging from the DarknessLittle Mountain is a compelling story and the protagonist, Long Sambath, is my kind of fictional detective because he has all the real thoughts and emotions of a real life cop He also is a survivor of the genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia His father, mother and sister did not survive, but Long did and made it to America When he grows up, he becomes a police officerke his father Bob Sanchez masterfully weaves the story of Long s ordeal in Cambodia with [...]

    11. A accurate rating would be 3.5 It was an interesting although tragic story with a fascinating main character The plot is well developed and tension and pace are maintained throughout.Unfortunately, the author contradicts himself a few times do they know a full name or not, family death order and has some time line issues things are planned before necessary details are revealed Although in some ways minor, these bugs detract from the quality.

    12. Not a bad book but not a favorite, and that s sad because the main character, an immigrant turned local Lowell Massachusetts cop, has such potential Quick easy read and a good story that held my attention, though there was very little interpersonal relationship development, even with the wife and dqughter That was a real flaw that interfered with my enjoyment of the book.

    13. Dark, but a good read Interesting protagonist Cambodian refugee turned police detective wrestling with the very real demon of his past who appears to have been a murder victim whose death he must investigate The twist was not wholly unexpected but played out interestingly.

    14. Very good read Flashback type format, so if you don t enjoy bouncing beyond present and past, don t read it A bit graphic.

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