by Joe Porrazzo
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Pub Date 19 Nov 2018 | Archive Date 08 Feb 2019
Following the award-winning mystery thriller,
SOLEMNLY SWEAR... Alex Porter is back…and the stakes have got higher. Much higher!
A millionaire raffle, but people aren’t winning…they’re dying.
DELIBERATE DECEPTION heralds the return of Alex Porter; retired United States Air Force OSI (Office of Special Investigations) Agent turned private investigator, in another heart-pounding Joe Porrazzo suspense thriller..
Seven months after leaving New England, Alex, still grieving the tragic deaths of his wife and daughter, gets a call from his friend Joe Prater. Prater’s old army buddy has gone missing from his home in Tucson, and Joe wants Alex to check it out.
HEADLINE NEWS: Tragedy in Tucson
While investigating, Alex gets too close to the truth and becomes a target himself. He finds himself teamed with the very person hired to kill him, as they race against the clock to prevent a mysterious group from striking in Tucson and shocking the world.
Do not miss the nonstop action; the deception is deliberate, and the results are deadly.
Average rating from 9 members
A greedy corporation rigs a multi-million dollar raffle—creating false hopes for ticket buyers—and the people aren’t winning. Enjoyed the style and pace of the book. Easy to read and fast paced with god plot and characters. but the ending could have been a little tidier. Overall very enjoyable.
While this clearly was a second or third of a series novel it read well as a stand alone. I liked the characters, although they were predictable for the genre. There is fair balance between plot and character development and while the story is long it moved along well.. I enjoyed it enough that I'm going looking for the others by this author.
Great book, I had no idea it was in a series as it was easily read and understood as a stand alone. Book cover gives adequate 'reporting of plot" so no spoilers for me. I read it on a cloudy afternoon as it was hard to put the book down. I give it 4.5 stars because I was not a great fan of the ending or lack of a satisfying one. Otherwise, it would have been a 5. Obviously the author has a lot of experience or researched knowledge of military and law enforcement and other procedural events and has done a wonderful job of keeping the plot moving. It will keep you engaged even though you may discern the main culprit long before the end. Thank goodness he does not give graphic detail of events, sex scenes and if there was profanity in there I am not recalling it as it had to have been well placed and only to make a point. Great read.
Thank you to the author,the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC for an honest opinion. The opinions expressed are my own. Enjoy your read!
"Unique intersection between local law enforcement and this despicable enemy taking into account moral and ethical dilemmas along the way. challenges assumptions about the ends justifying the means, while sweeping you from front to back with excellent dialogue. Fast-paced entertainment."
- "The topic is current and the characters interesting. A great read."
This book builds on real current events to produce a thriller that is full of suspense and danger. Alex has moved to Tucson Arizona and applied for his license as a private investigator. When he goes to help an old friend of Joe, his lawyer buddy, he is drawn into a web of evil and deception that generates from the highest level of Government. The action continues page after page, and there are a few surprises along the way. Alex is much more mature and confident in this book and it leads him to a new love interest and relationships with members of the police force. This is one of those books where the reader can figure things out and then has to hope the investigator can gain the knowledge. The descriptions of the area, the military protocols and the techniques are detailed and very exact. The book is educational as well as tantalizing. You can't stop reading it.
Alex Porter may be the sleeper character of the reading year from me. Alex and his old friend Joe will hook you in to lave, danger and all the rest as this is a well written mystery. I may go back for #1 and sure hope #3 maintains this edge. Very well done!!
Deliberate Deception by Joe Porrazzo is the second in the Alex Porter series. This time the former Air Force OSI Agent gets a call from friend Joe Prater who is concerned about an old army buddy. The buddy has come up missing. Prater wants Porter to find out what has happened to his friend. This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it was well worth it. The characters really pop out, the plot fast-moving and believable. I definitely will be going back to read the first in the series and give this one 4/5 stars.
*A copy of the ebook was the only compensation received in exchange for this review. *
This is a very good action thriller, with lots of action troughout, and it's written in short chapters that are easy to read and follow. The plot is excellent, as are the characters. There are a few redundancies, an unrealistic gunfight, and worst of all no ending. I hate cliffhangers.
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