A thought-provoking and gripping tale set in the Caribbean, between the pages lurk murder, voodoo, and people smuggling. This is the second in the ‘Diplomatic Crime Series’ after ‘Deadly Diplomacy’, and although it’s my first foray into this world, it certainly won’t be my last. Jean Harrod worked as a British Diplomat for years and travelled the globe, knowing this immediately adds authenticity to the background setting of the story. Diplomat Jess Turner and Australian DI Tom Sangster land on the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands, then a murder hurls fear and suspicion in every direction. Jean Harrod writes with an authoritative hand, in the first few pages I was transported into the midst of a chokingly powerful scene. Every so often an unknown sinister voice rises from the page, encouraging the tension to multiply. ‘Deadly Deceit’ is a very readable and fascinating work of fiction, and can easily be read in one tension-filled sitting.
A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...
"Deadly Deceit put me straight in a boat, with a woman and baby, during a Caribbean storm. From then on, I just had to know 'what's-going-to-happen-next'. After a shocking and brutal start, the book is full of twists and turns as we follow British diplomat Jess, and her DI friend Tom, as they unravel a plot based on the topical issue of criminal gangs and illegal migrants. Jean Harrod brings all her diplomatic experience of such problems to bear on the tough political realities, as well as the personal tragedies in this heart-felt novel. A terrific read. "
CE Roe, Editor, York Authors Coffee Shop
British diplomat Jess Turner is on temporary assignment in the Governor's Office of the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. The coral sands and turquoise seas are stunning, but things are not what they seem. The locals are upset about boatloads of illegal migrants arriving from nearby Haiti on their shores, and fearful of the voodoo they bring. Tensions are running high. When the Governor is critically injured in a car crash, and a brutal murder occurs, Jess is left reeling. What she starts to uncover sends shockwaves through the corridors of power back in London. DI Tom Sangster is investigating criminal gangs smuggling migrants to Australia. While in Miami for talks with US officials on this global problem, he sees Jess passing through the airport. He visits her in the TCI to find out how the British Government deals with the migrant problem in their Overseas Territory. Soon, they are working together to uncover the TCI's dark and disturbing secrets. But a hurricane is approaching and, as with each revelation they get closer to the truth, they end up fighting for their own lives.
"Terrific ... Deadly Deceit is a rip-roaring sequel to Deadly Diplomacy. Jean Harrod is the Agatha Christie of the contemporary diplomatic world." Alastair Goodlad, former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
Publication date: 16/06/2016
Publisher: York Authors Coffee Shop
|Publication date:||16th June 2016|
|Publisher:||York Authors Coffee Shop|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Political / legal thriller,|
Jean Harrod is a former British diplomat who has spent much of her life working overseas in Embassies and High Commissions in Australia, Brus-sels, the Caribbean, China, East Berlin, Indonesia, Mauritius and Switzerland. Set in the Caribbean, ‘Deadly Deceit’ is her second diplomatic crime nov-el. The book is one of a series featuring diplomat Jess Turner and Australian DI Tom Sangster. Below is a Q&A with this author. What made you decide to use your career as a diplomat to write a crime series?In the 1990s I was the British Consul in Indonesia, and ...More About Jean Harrod