Praise for "Cold a Long Time"
"I guarantee that two things will happen as you read this book — you will shake
your head in disbelief on more than one occasion, and you will wipe more than
one tear off your cheeks. This is a memorable book." -Gregg Drinnan, Taking Note
“Leake skillfully and exhaustively takes a complex story and makes it eminently readable.” -Rob Vanstone, The Regina Leader-Post
"As shocking and sinister as it is plausible." -Joe Pelletier, Hockey Book Reviews
"...strong and compelling." -Kevin Mitchell, The Saskatoon Star Phoenix
"Besides research and writing skills, John Leake brought some crucial assets to the project--fluency in German and a knowledge of the region, its politics, and economics. Linden MacIntyre, host of the CBC's fifth estate.
"An absolute page-turner. I love this book!" -John Gormley, host of John Gormley Live.
"When the MacPhersons asked John Leake to write the book, they not only got a great writer, they also got a great investigative journalist. Cold a Long Time is written with great clarity. ...an emotional, compelling book." -Mark Pulham, Crime Magazine
"You can't get Todd Mclellan to do anything but watch hockey video, with the exception of reading this book." -Drew Remenda, host of Sports Night Live
"This may be the most unbelievable thing I've ever read. The story is amazing and my God, Lynda MacPherson is my hero. A warrior in every sense of the word who stopped at nothing to find out the truth about what happened to her son. As a hockey player, Duncan was a hard-nosed battler on the ice and after reading this book, it's obvious where his work ethic and toughness came from...." Joe Lozito, Amazon customer review.
"Duncan MacPherson’s body was allowed to vanish in hopes that no one would care about one foreign skier. The authorities did not bank on the dogged determination of the MacPhersons and the investigative acuity of John Leake to ferret out and publicize the facts." -Curled Up with a Good Book