Monday, April 12, 2010

Review -- Dark Deceptions

Dark Deceptions
Dee Davis
Publisher: Grand Central
Release Date: April 1, 2010

“So do you think we’re ever going to feel like a normal couple?” Annie asked as they stumbled back into their hotel room, Nash’s hands cupping her breasts, his breath hot against her cheek.

“Trust me, angel, normal is overrated.” He pushed her back against the wall, his thumbs rubbing heated circles through the soft silk of her halter top. “And anyway I kind of like what we’ve got.”

“Right,” she sighed, shivering as he kissed her neck. “Sex on the run.”

Annie Gallagher thought her past would never catch up with her. After all, it has been years since she left the CIA and her life as a covert operator. Living a seemingly quiet life in Colorado with her young son, Annie’s calm world is shattered one dark night when her beloved son is kidnapped. Almost immediately, Annie receives a ransom call. The price for seeing her son alive again is the assassination of the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Having experience as a sharp shooter definitely has its draw backs! But as any mother can relate, Annie is willing to do anything to get Adam safely back in her arms. Yes, anything.

As second-in-charge of the A-Tac team, an elite team of covert operators, all of whom are tenured professors with expertise in both academia and espionage, Nash Brennon has seen his fair share of sticky situations. Only this one was different. Very different. It involves a former partner, who also happens to be Nash’s former lover. Unable to consider the woman he cared for long ago is capable of killing in cold blood, Nash is determined to find the mastermind behind the plot to assassinate a U.S. Ambassador. But as the clues are gathered, the evidence piling up against Annie Gallagher looks dire.

After reading the first paragraph of this book I knew I was in for a very intense read. You know the kind – it keeps you up at night, with your fingers clinched around the book, turning the pages as quickly as possible to find out what in the world is going to happen next. This book literally has everything – international intrigue, espionage, murder, secrets, passionate love scenes, and sweet, tender moments. It kind of reminds me of a movie from years ago – True Lies with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis. The plots are not the same, but the intensity and the range of emotions are the same.

While I would love to give more details about this book, I really don’t want to spoil it for anyone. I suggest you go out and grab a copy quickly!!

Dark Deceptions is the first of the A-Tac series. Dangerous Desires will be out July 2010, and Desperate Deeds will be out August 2010. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to reading these too!!

~ Buffie


  1. I loved True Lies! Thanks for the great review, Buffie. You've made me want to run right out and buy Dark Deceptions!

  2. Ditto PJ! Haha, I will probably wait for the third book to come out. =)

    Good review! I could watch True Lies again and again, although it was a bit tongue-in-cheek! (The book sounds more dramatic....)

    trome - where we go to read tomes...

  3. I love that movie too PJ! In fact, we still have the VHS tape of it - ha!

  4. Hey Jessica! I do watch True Lies over and over again. It was such a great movie. Yes, the book is more dramatic, but the feel is similiar, at least to me.

  5. Ooooh, it sounds good, Buffie! And if you liked it, then I probably would, too. Great review!

  6. Great review, Buffie. I've been a fan of Dee's romantic suspense novels for a while and can't wait to read her new series.

  7. I love TRUE LIES and bought it on DVD so I could watch it when the mood strikes.
    Fast paced, complex plots with lots of intrigue and action and I'm in for the read.

  8. Thanks Andrea!

    Jane, this was my first Dee Davis novel, but it won't be my last :-)

    Hey Karyn! Yes the cover does suck you right in ;-)

    So you are a True Lies fan too, LibraryPat. Isn't it such a great movie!! And this is a great book too!