Sunday, April 1, 2012

Book Review: Shadow of Deceit

                                     Today's review is on Shadow of Deceit by Mal Olson

In the 150+ books that I read per year, there are very few that receive a five star rating. Shadow of Deceit did just that. Non stop action, sexual tension, and an adventure that kept me on the edge of my seat, this was one of those books that kept me reading until sleep could not be held at bay any further, and I had to put it down.

Shannon Riedel is trying to go on with her life after a terrible car accident that took the lives of her husband and her six-month-old son. She was driving that fateful night and carries the blame like a well worn coat. How can she move on with that guilt, when she keeps a picture of her husband next to her bed, and talks to him each and every night?

On the two-year anniversary of the accident, Shannon is surprised by a gunman in her office. He states that he gave Tyler half a million dollars for a Tanzanian Diamond and a disk with a map to where it was mined, and he wants them now.

FBI agent Tony Crazaniak is an ex-Delta Force Operative with his own demons. While serving in Afghanistan, he lost most of his team and blames himself for their deaths. He won't rest until the terrorist leader responsible; Abdul Ahad, is stopped. Unfortunately for Shannon the gunman, her boss, and quite possibly her husband are/were involved with Ahad.

What follows is a lip biting race to get to the truth. Was Tyler involved? Is her boss involved? And where is the diamond and disk? As Tony works to get to the bottom of these questions and keep Shannon safe he finds himself falling deeper and deeper in love with her and she with him. The most important question is. . . .can they come out on top without anyone else losing their lives, and can they each forgive themselves and move on together?

A fantastic book that had me from page one. A must read, and a book you just have to have!!

5 of 5 stars
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks again, Annette, for the wonderful review. I'm glad you liked the book. It's great to be on your "Books You Got To Have" shelf.