Monday, September 12, 2011

Book Review: Telling Lies

Telling Lies

How many lies does it take to get away with murder? Magazine Editor Laurel Imperiole is vacationing in Florence, Italy, with Aaron Gerrard, Chief of Detectives of New York City's 13th Precinct Identity Theft Squad. A chance encounter brings Laurel to a startling realization: she's just bumped into a dead man: Jeff Sargasso, an art dealer and husband of a close friend who supposedly died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. When he vanished, Sargasso had been brokering the sale of a priceless masterpiece that was lost during World War II to CEO Alfred Hammersmith and billionaire Miayamu Moto. Hammersmith perished along with Sargasso on 9/11, and it is believed that the access codes to the $15 million deposit--ten percent of the asking price--died with them. Could Sargasso have faked his own death to steal the money? The painting's whereabouts are unknown. Laurel enlists the help of private detective Helen McCorkendale, and together they follow the threads that lead from Florence, Italy, to New York. On the way, the women tangle with Israeli Mossad agent Lior Stern and several stop-at-nothing collectors. All are determined to have the painting for themselves. Ignoring Aaron's advice, Laurel puts their volatile relationship in jeopardy. As Helen and Laurel search for Sargasso, the painting and the money, they find themselves enmeshed in a sinister skein of lies that could end in death.

WOW....nothing like a good mystery to keep you awake at night!   This fast-paced book will keep you on edge as you bump into a dead man, tangle with agents and find yourself facing possible death.  With reference to 9/11 this book is especially chilling.  There is a bit of 'language' that may offend some, but worth the read!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Tribute Books


1 comment:

  1. Thanks Lauri for your enthusiasm for Telling Lies. As a thriller, I'm glad it kept you turning the pages late into the night. We appreciate your taking the time to read and review Cathi's book.


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