Dark Deception

series: Defenders of Justice

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Kate O'Brien's quiet life in small-town Shelter Cove, Arkansas is shaken when her past suddenly comes roaring back to life. Four years ago, she and her twin sister were attacked by an elusive serial killer. Only Kate survived, and she's been in witness protection ever since.

When new evidence arises to suggest the convicted man wasn't the murderer, she's subpoenaed to testify in the new trial. Afraid to go back into that world, Kate only agrees if Tony DeLuca, the deputy Marshal who protected her during the original trial, escorts her to St. Louis.

Tony readily takes on the assignment; Kate's beauty and inner strength made more of an impression on him than he expected. But when Kate's safety is threatened, Tony must race against the clock to keep her alive and put this ugly case to rest before anyone else gets killed.

The Author

  1. Nancy Mehl
    Photo by: Ginger Murray Photography

    Nancy Mehl

    Nancy Mehl is the author of more than fifty books, a Parable and ECPA bestseller, and the winner of an ACFW Book of the Year Award, a Carol Award, and the Daphne du Maurier Award. She has also been a finalist for the Christy Award. Nancy writes from her home...

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"The second in Mehl's Defenders of Justice series is a fast-paced, heart-pounding read that has amazing characters who are fighting to stay safe and alive while an unknown force is one step ahead of them. The plot is believable with twists and turns like a roller coaster ride and red herrings to make it more exciting. Mehl is a talented author and she has brought suspense to a higher level with this novel."

RT Book Reviews

"Award-winning Mehl has written a gripping story that will hook readers until the very last page."

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