Deception by Dan Lawton
A quartet’s heist built on vengeance is detoured by greed, love, murder, and ulterior motives. The Zved’s have killed the Sheriff. Adrian “Snake” Stephenson is at the helm of the Zved’s. Billy Lewis’ father was the Sheriff; now he wants revenge and Snake is his target. George Sanders just wants to withstand the firestorm and…
A quartet’s heist built on vengeance is detoured by greed, love, murder, and ulterior motives.
The Zved’s have killed the Sheriff. Adrian “Snake” Stephenson is at the helm of the Zved’s. Billy Lewis’ father was the Sheriff; now he wants revenge and Snake is his target. George Sanders just wants to withstand the firestorm and move on with his life.
Topeka, Kansas is home to the Zved’s, a notorious group of wealthy hitmen who aren’t afraid to make bold moves if it means saving themselves. Billy Lewis, a local cop working for his father, knows that first hand. After his father is killed, Billy is forced to take the reins of caring for his well-meaning but mentally unstable brother, Frank.
When Billy stumbles upon Alicia Diaz – a mysterious, benevolent, and beautiful Cuban immigrant – they join forces to conspire to steal enough money from the Zved’s to live out their days in hiding, all the while going after the heart of the matter: Vengeance for the death of Billy’s father.
George Sanders is simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. A lifelong resident of Topeka and with no family or close friends, George is longing for companionship. When he is swept off his feet and seduced by a voluptuous outsider, he thinks he’s been given the gift he’s always dreamed of. But what he doesn’t realize is that his worst nightmare is yet to come.
Weeks later, after not having heard from her since their one night rendezvous, George is faced with a life-changing dilemma, and it’s one in which he can’t let pass him by. With the promise of being able to walk away with all that he’s ever wanted, George agrees to do the unthinkable.
Plotting and actually stealing the money from the Zved’s is one thing, but when something goes terribly wrong and their cover is blown, a battle for survival ensues. Between seeking revenge, fighting for family, and a boiling love triangle filled with sexual tension and ulterior motives, not everyone is guaranteed to make it out alive.
” Highly recommended!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Liz
An impressive debut book! There are lots of twists and turns and an unexpected ending. It flows really well, is fast-paced, and is difficult to put down – a real page-turner. It has a unique way it was written, very similar to Paula Hawkins’ style in The Girl on the Train. For thriller/suspense/crime readers, I highly recommend this book.
About the Author
Born and raised in central New Hampshire, Dan has never ventured far from home. After graduating from high school in 2007, he attended New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire where he studied Communications. In 2011, after completing a specialized Bachelor’s degree program that heavily revolved around creative and professional writing, he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
In 2012, he married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth, and they welcomed a baby girl the following summer. As of this publication, Dan is balancing a career as a professional Technical Writer, plus pursuing his dream of being a full-time Novelist.
While writing has always been his passion, Dan began to pick it up as a serious pursuit after completing both a Short Story Workshop and a Scriptwriting course while in college. In early 2013, he began working on the first draft of DECEPTION, his first novel, and it took him nearly two years to complete the endeavor. He then completed the first draft of his second novel, OPERATION SALAZAR, in the three months following, beginning in late 2014. While still working through revisions on his second novel, the first draft of his third novel is already in process. Check back periodically for updates on publication details!
Dan still lives in central New Hampshire with his wife and daughter.