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Deception by Dan Lawton


by Dan Lawton

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Zved, a mob boss, wants his ten million back. Billy has a plan to keep it and get revenge. Alicia and George are caught smack dab in the middle. The plot jumps back as forth as Billy and George each tell their sides of a theft, murder, and betrayal. The book has a good foundation but need to improvement on pacing and execution. Overall, a quick read leads to a logical conclusion. ( )
  bemislibrary | Sep 25, 2016 |
An excellent crime thriller with a good plot and well developed characters. The story is told with alternating points of view, which can be confusing at times. Full of twists and turns with an unexpected ending. Fast paced and hard to put down. I would highly recommend this excellent crime thriller. ( )
  jimphillips8 | Aug 27, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 099640760X, Paperback)

A quartet's heist built on vengeance is detoured by greed, love, murder, and ulterior motives.

The Zved's have killed the Sheriff. Adrian "Snake" Stephenson is at the helm of the Zved's. Billy Lewis' father was the Sheriff; now he wants revenge and Snake is his target. George Sanders just wants to withstand the firestorm and move on with his life. 

Topeka, Kansas is home to the Zved's, a notorious group of wealthy hitmen who aren't afraid to make bold moves if it means saving themselves. Billy Lewis, a local cop working for his father, knows that first hand. After his father is killed, Billy is forced to take the reins of caring for his well-meaning but mentally unstable brother, Frank.

When Billy stumbles upon Alicia Diaz - a mysterious, benevolent, and beautiful Cuban immigrant - they join forces to conspire to steal enough money from the Zved's to live out their days in hiding, all the while going after the heart of the matter: Vengeance for the death of Billy's father.

George Sanders is simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. A lifelong resident of Topeka and with no family or close friends, George is longing for companionship. When he is swept off his feet and seduced by a voluptuous outsider, he thinks he's been given the gift he's always dreamed of. But what he doesn't realize is that his worst nightmare is yet to come.

Weeks later, after not having heard from her since their one night rendezvous, George is faced with a life-changing dilemma, and it's one in which he can't let pass him by. With the promise of being able to walk away with all that he's ever wanted, George agrees to do the unthinkable.

Plotting and actually stealing the money from the Zved's is one thing, but when something goes terribly wrong and their cover is blown, a battle for survival ensues. Between seeking revenge, fighting for family, and a boiling love triangle filled with sexual tension and ulterior motives, not everyone is guaranteed to make it out alive.

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