“An Affair of Deceit” by Jamie Michele started out with a bang. I could not keep up with all the twists and turns of this spy thriller. Anything that seemed normal wasn’t. The relationships among the characters, main and supporting, were very surprising.
Abigail Mason had not heard from her father since she was a tiny girl. The fact that a government agency was now looking for him and thought that she would have any information was ludicrous to her. Her feigned indifference gave way to undaunted curiosity as she struggled to find the link to her father on her own. James Riley, PhD, was not about to let her spy on her own. The connection between the two made no sense for most of the novel. This was a surprisingly good thriller. Just when I thought I didn’t want to read more, another sentence brought me back. Read this to the end. It is a really good novel.
A father’s sins. A daughter’s loyalty. A lover’s protection.
When a charming CIA agent shows up on her doorstep, lawyer Abigail Mason finds herself drawn into the search for a man she had written off long before--her estranged father. Her father’s caught in the agency’s crosshairs, and she’ll do all that she can to figure out just what he’s done.
Agent James Riley knew that the stubborn, tough-as-nails attorney would be a thorn in his side, but he never guessed that he’d feel an undeniable attraction to her. To keep Abigail from stumbling alone into a web of international espionage and danger, he’ll need to bring her into his search and keep her close. But when a madman singles her out as the one who should pay for her father’s sins, Riley will do all he can to protect the woman who’s claimed her heart.