Author: Dee Davis
Publication Date: April 4, 2010
Paperback: 384 pages
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Suspense
From the Publisher:
WA-Tac is an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college. Brilliant, badass, and seemingly bulletproof, the members of A-Tac are assigned to the riskiest missions and the most elusive targets. TORN BETWEEN DUTY AND DESIRE
Covert operations expert Nash Brennon has spent the last eight years trying to forget Annie Gallagher, his former field partner and the only woman he ever loved. Annie betrayed him when he needed her most, then vanished without a trace. Now suddenly she's back in the game - this time as a suspected traitor and threat to national security.
Annie's son has been kidnapped by political terrorists. The price for his life? Assassinate a UN ambassador. When Nash and his group find her, the smoldering passion between Annie and the man she swore she'd never contact again blazes out of control. But can Nash trust her? The stakes couldn?t be higher: Their enemy's endgame is personal, and one false move could cost them their lives.
Dark Deceptions by Dee Davis is the first novel in her A-Tac series with the second, Dangerous Desires being released in July and the third, Desperate Deeds being released in August. Dark Deceptions is the beginning of an absolutely brilliant series filled with an excellent cast of characters, just the right mix of villains and enough suspense to keep the reader thoroughly engaged from the beginning to the very end. In Dark Deceptions, the reader meets the A-Tac team, which is the CIA's most elite black-ops group. When not in the field, Nash, Emmett, Jason, Lara, Tyler, Hannah, Drake, and the head of the unit, Avery Solomon, live and teach at Sunderland College in the Aaron Thomas Academic Center, which is funded by the CIA. The team gets intelligence information that a splinter group of Al Qaeda, known as Ashad, is planning an assassination of a top U.S. government official. As more intelligence is gathered, the team learns that former CIA operative, and Nash Brennon's former partner, Annie Gallagher, is the ex-operative who has been hired. Tom Walker from Homeland Security joins A-Tac to help apprehend Annie Gallagher, seeing how he was her and Nash's handler for nine years. The team soon learns Annie is only following instructions in order to save her child. Once this truth is known, more questions are raised than answered. Is Annie to be trusted or has she gone rogue? Will Nash be able to trust her knowing that even after 8 years he cannot reconcile the fact his partner vanished, leaving him to die in Lebanon? Will Annie prove to be an asset or a liability to A-Tac? Dark Deceptions is an intricate tale masterfully constructed with a delightful ensemble of characters and equally unlikable villains, along with an intricate and suspenseful plot carefully woven to engage the reader and keep the reader guessing to the end.
About the Author:
Dee Davis has a BA in Political Science and History, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. During a ten-year career in public relations, she spent three years on the public speaking circuit, did television and radio commercials, and lobbied both the Texas State Legislature and the US Congress. She has won the Booksellers Best, Golden Leaf, Texas Gold and Prism awards, and been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Holt and two RT Reviewers Choice Awards. To date, she has sold eighteen books and three novellas.
Dee has lived in Austria and traveled in Europe extensively. And although she now lives in Manhattan, she still calls Texas home.
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I received a complimentary copy of Dark Deceptions by Dee Davis from Hachette. Receiving a free copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.