DEADLY DECEPTION By Andrea Johnson Beck
Dr. Anne Jamison, a brilliant neuropsychiatrist, is living the concrete jungle life in Minneapolis with her fiancé, prominent attorney Adam Whitney. But the mysterious death of Carter Leeds, her beloved former boyfriend, still haunts her…
After three years of unanswered questions, a mysterious package finds its way to Anne. The note inside reveals the possibility that Carter may, in fact, be alive. Even more shocking, her very own fiancé may have had a hand in his attempted demise. Anne doesn’t know what—or who—to believe, and the deeper she digs, the more she is overcome by a dangerous game of cat and mouse. But will Anne’s trust be restored—or will she be the one left plotting revenge?
Adam was running his thumb along the sides of his snifter of brandy. His hazel eyes remained focused on the surface of the bar, and Anne could see his muscles were rigid and tight. A light sprouting of facial hair was starting to cover his jaw and cheekbones. Anne perched herself next to him.
“I saw you speaking with Marcus earlier. Was it a beneficial discussion?” Adam’s eyes stayed down when he spoke.
“And Magda Alves?” Adam still wouldn’t look at her.
“Also beneficial.” With a furrowed brow and vigilant gaze, she moved closer to Adam.
“You shouldn’t be here. Go back to Minneapolis. You can’t be here.”
He guffawed. “I think the Montgomery name has gone to your head.” Adam slammed back the remaining amber liquid in his glass.
“You may have the Montgomery brothers and any other man you encounter wrapped around your little manipulative finger, but I don’t take orders from you.”
His words cut Anne. He’s hurt and I deserve his anger. He had witnessed the woman who was once his fiancée exchange promises and allegiances with people who were ruthless and cunning. He had seen her share intimate moments with the man who tried to murder him. Adam was probably feeling betrayed, something Anne knew about only too well.
“You don’t understand—”
Adam grabbed the hand her black diamond sat on. “You seem quite cozy with this rock on your hand.” Anne wanted to clutch his hand and kiss each finger to show him that she was still his— that her heart was his— but instead she pulled her hand away.
“I can assure you that this is the most unpleasant experience of my life, and I do plan to rectify the situation soon.” A thunderous growl boomed around them. Finally. “Let it begin.” Anne whispered.
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About The Author
Andrea was born a Midwestern girl, grew up in Iowa and South Dakota. She came out of the womb writing, her parents have recorded evidence of Andrea’s whimsical imagination. She has had many poems and short stories published over the years, even did free verse sessions at a local coffee shop but there aren’t any recorded evidence of that. Andrea is thankful for the lack of technology in the 90’s.
After twenty-nine trips around the sun, she decided it was time to sit down and write her first book. And, she did. Two weeks before her 30th birthday, Andrea completed, Deadly Deception. Sadly, it sat in her laptop for two years before she decided to self-publish in November 2012.
Montlake Romance loved Deadly Deception and Deadly Redemption so much, they wanted them and their author. Andrea and Montlake Romance decided to interweave the two stories into one novel. The “new” Deadly Deception released October 8th, 2013.
Andrea resides in North Carolina with her quirky family, where she homeschools her son and writes about the craziness that pours from her mind. Her son, Logan, has caught the writing bug. He talks about being on the Autism Spectrum and homeschooling at his very own blog, The Quirky Mustache. Logan has touched many lives and is her hero.
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