26 August, 2016

#BookReview :: The Veritas Deception by Lynne Constantine

About the Book:
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. ~ Proverbs 14:21

Days after U.S. Senator Malcolm Phillips changes his vote on a bill he sponsored, he is murdered and his death disguised as an accident. He contacted one man before he died: investigative journalist, Jack Logan. He left Jack a single clue to help him uncover the truth and keep Phillip’s widow, Taylor, safe. But safe from whom?

Jack and Taylor’s desperate hunt leads them to a vast network of corrupt authority controlling everything from social media and television programming to law enforcement and US legislation. The key to unraveling a complex web of lies is a set of ancient relics, dating back to the time of Christ. But what do these relics have to do with a senator’s death?

Allies turn to foes when Jack and Taylor discover that those closest to them are part of the conspiracy, and that they too have been manipulated. How long has a puppet master been pulling their strings—and will Jack and Taylor trust the right people long enough to win what becomes a colossal battle for souls?

Genre: Thriller
Published by: Sailor Dance Publishing
Publication Date: August 2016
Number of Pages: 382
ISBN: 0997694211 (ISBN13: 9780997694215)
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My Review

Jack Logan was contacted by US Senator Malcolm Phillips who incidentally dies soon after in what seems like an accident. Now Jack has a single clue to follow up on and find out what exactly is going on. At the same time it is very clear that Malcolm’s widow needs his protection from what seems like nameless and faceless entities. Their hunt leads them to a set of relics but they have no idea why or how it is connected to the murder of the Senator. All they know is that the relics are somehow involved and that they are being chased by a huge network of corrupt people who will do anything to get things their way. Not sure who they can trust – Jack and Taylor have to think quickly and act faster in order to outrun these people. Will they succeed?

Both Jack and Taylor are very much likeable characters. I enjoyed watching them develop through the pages. The author has done an excellent job with bringing them to life. I have to admit though, the pace seemed to lag a bit here and there, but never enough to actually make me want to put it down. The plot is that of age old good vs evil and though it may feel clichéd, the parallel story lines keep you immersed in it. The antagonist does have this larger than life feel and at a point it feels like everyone is against Jack and Taylor. It helps keep a reader’s interest as we genuinely want to find out who is on which side and how far the antagonists will go.

Overall, this book makes for an interesting thriller whose pages are filled with action and intrigue. I would gladly recommend this to thriller enthusiasts.

Review Copy received from Partners in Crime Book Tours

About the Author:

Lynne is a twitter addicted fiction writer always working on her next book. She is the coauthor of Learn More About CIRCLE DANCE on Amazon, a family saga spanning three generations, that received an endorsement from Olympia Dukakis. She is also a social media consultant and speaker, working with authors to build their brand platforms. Lynne teaches at various workshops and has spoken at the Thrillerfest conference in New York. She is a monthly contributor to SUSPENSE MAGAZINE, and a contributing editor to THE BIG THRILL magazine.

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  1. I have seen great reviews on this book. I definitely need to read it.

  2. Thanks for the review and for hosting me on your blog!