Desperate Deeds (A-Tac Series #3)

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As the demolitions expert for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Tyler Hanson has two great loves: literature and explosives. She lives by the motto "Duty First" and doesn't have time for personal attachments . . . until a steamy one-night stand turns into a professional partnership.

BURNED BY BETRAYAL
When Tyler meets Owen Wakefield, a handsome British operative, she seduces him with no intention of ever seeing him...

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Overview

As the demolitions expert for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Tyler Hanson has two great loves: literature and explosives. She lives by the motto "Duty First" and doesn't have time for personal attachments . . . until a steamy one-night stand turns into a professional partnership.

BURNED BY BETRAYAL
When Tyler meets Owen Wakefield, a handsome British operative, she seduces him with no intention of ever seeing him again. But then the sexy Brit is brought into A-Tac, and despite Tyler's efforts to keep her distance, she finds herself falling for him. Trusting him.

Owen seems too good to be true - and he is. He's hiding his true motives and identity, and no matter how he feels about Tyler, he can't keep her secrets. One of A-Tac's members has turned traitor and helped terrorists to hijack a shipment of nuclear weapons. As witnesses start dying and evidence starts disappearing, Owen and Tyler must race to find the mole - and prevent a final, cataclysmic act of destruction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446542029
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/2/2010
  • Series: A-Tac Novel Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 255,215
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet 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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  • Posted July 5, 2010

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    How is it possible for this series to get better - read this book and you will see!

    Karma is a fickle mistress that will not be controlled or tamed even though we try to manipulate it and pretend it is coincidence that created the mess we are in. At times it is truly Karma that puts you right where you are supposed to be and we accept that everything happens for a reason.

    Tyler Hanson is the daughter of an iconic Army General who taught her to never give up and training Tyler to control her decisions and destiny. Prepared to handle anything after her stint in the army she joined the secretive American Tactical Intelligence Command (A-Tac) group as their munitions expert. This background is how she came to lead the team that was transporting a top secret military weapon one night on a dark stretch of road. It was a well calculated plan to accomplish the mission but unforeseen incidents and ghosts from the past create a terrible incident that lead to death and the confiscation of the government weapon by an unknown enemy. With all the problems and bad scenarios that arose from the theft the ray of hope that Tyler never believed would appear was in the form of a man. But when she meets the British MI-5's Intelligent Agent Owen Wakefield what a great problem he turned out to be.

    Yet after her recovery and amazing debriefing by Owen it soon becomes clear that Tyler was not on the mission by accident it was a direct order given by her father. Why her father was involved, why he wanted A-Tac there, and in particular Tyler to be the lead with this weapon transport was unclear. Most important of all who knew outside of A-Tac that this mission was going to happen and set this disaster in motion. Too many things on A-Tac missions are going wrong, too many dangerous mistakes being made and lives are being put at risk. This was not Karma or coincidence this was a human created scenario that Tyler and the entire team was going to figure out and solve.

    But the more Tyler investigates the more questions arise about her father, his friends and especially Owen's mysterious past and questionable involvement with A-Tac. They were drawn to one another from the moment they met but both of them have so many secrets and figuring out which one of them is holding back the most painful one will either turn everything around for the recovery mission, uncover the mole is or destroy everything including their relationship. They may be working with each other and walking into a relationship but without trust no amount of Karma will help until you let your guard down and tell the truth. Life may not be a romance novel but it sure can be fun and full of love if you just trust your heart and go with your first impressions.

    This book is the 3rd in the series and while I dislike picking favorites this one is the clear choice for perfect with me. You have the drama, the suspense, the military secrets, more suspense and best of all two wonderful characters that just can't stop being amazing and full of life which jumps out at you on every page. Good job Dee Davis I hope this series continues even though I fear it will not.

    Mary Gramlich is The Reading Reviewer located www.marygramlich.com

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2013

    Loved

    I loved the whole A-Tac Series. I love being able to finish one and got right to the next one. Very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Slow reading from a fast-moving series

    "Desperate Deeds' did not live up to its predecessors.

    The plot does have a few twists, and the male protagonist is a debonair, conflicted Brit. The heroine is determined and skillful.

    But, the plot soon became plodding. I had to force myself to keep reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Part 14

    My knees feel weak. SomeONE was the cause of all of this. I needed to take a moment to think, so I just started running. I had no idea of where I was going, I just needed to get away. After a few moments, I stopped to behind a rock. My heavy breath came out as puffs of chilly white air. I crouched and rubbed my forehead. "Why would someone do this?" I asked myself out loud in disbelief. Who would kill innocent children? It had to be a blood bender. They could cause internal bleeding easily, so the rest could just follow out. And this was probably the person's homeland if they were a waterbender. The people here were the most at risk. I leaned back against the rock and tipped my head towards the sky. This was so confusing. I closed my eyes. Somehow, I had to stop this. The entire idea made my head hurt. I heart footsteps crunch across the snow and I open my eyes. It is Noatak. I stand up as he comes around. He looks troubled. "Learn anything else?" I ask him tiredly. "She didn't see who this person was" he tells me. "Look we know it is a blood bender" I stared slowly. "We need to go after this person" "We should wait and see what happens" We both say at the same time. I stare at him, shocked. "Hold on, you want to wait while this freak goes around killing people?" I ask him, incredulous. How can he just stand by while this happens?! "No, I think we should just wait and see what happens. We can learn more by being patient" he explains firmly. I can't believe this. "We have to help them Noatak, it won't get better while we stand and watch, it will get worse!" I argue, my voice slowly rising. "You don't know that. This might be the only time someone gets hurt here" the way he remains icily cool gets me even more worked up. "And what if it is not? This whole village could get infected!" I shouted. "I don't want you to get hurt going after this guy!" He finally yells. I freeze. He actually cares if I get sick? It didn't matter. This man needed to be stopped. I would even give away my life to prevent the deaths of many. "I can train. If you help me, we can bring him down" I say, my voice a soft plead. "Just wait for a little bit. If another person gets attacked we will take action, I promise" he says. I nod miserably. It was an act. I was going to take action now, and I was going to save lives. I followed him back. The rest of the evening was spent trying to help and heal Akiro without sucsess. Even the most expierianced waterbenders could do nothing. I grimaced as I walked back to Noatak's tent. Akiro had lost a lot of blood. He wasn't expected to live for more than three days. Noatak and I barely conversed that night, and I went to my sleeping mat, ready to spring my plan into action. To be continued at next result...

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  • Posted August 21, 2010

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    Fast paced story from the word go!

    I really liked this one. There was so much going on it kept me turning the pages. Right of the bat the story gets going and it doesn't really slow down.

    I liked Tyler, she was tough (very tough) but she was also still a woman and had a softer side to her. There were a few times when she would do something uncharacteristic and she would think to herself "There's the woman in me." I also liked Owen, I had a picture of Sean Connery as James Bond for him. I think that comes from the fact that Tyler kept comparing him to James Bond, and since Sean is my favorite Bond that's who I picture. Very Sexy :-)

    Like I said the story is very fast paced. The writing is really good, I could get lost into this one. In my head it played out like a movie, I could see everything in the settings. The writing was so good that the descriptions really brought everything to life. Normally when I read it's more of an emotional connection and I only picture the character that's being described, not the entire scene. But with this one I had everything in the images in my head. It really makes it seem less like I'm reading and more like I'm watching a movie.

    I liked the A-Tac "hiding" place. It was really neat that the group runs a college to keep their true purpose hidden. I thought that was a really neat twist. The first time Tyler is on campus I couldn't figure out why, but when Davis explains it I really got into the idea.

    I will have to pick up more of Dee Davis' books. And since this was part of a series I think I'll have to start with the first two installments. I really got drawn into this one!

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  • Posted July 28, 2010

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    a terrific military thriller

    Daughter of a highly regarded General, Tyler Hanson served in the Army before accepting an assignment as the munitions officer for American Tactical Intelligence Command (A-Tac). She heads a mission that surprises her military team as "outsiders" even army brats with military experience are never assigned to this type of mission let alone lead it. The transport turns ugly with two of her subordinates dead and a key nanotechnological nuclear weapon stolen.

    British MI-5's Intelligent Agent Owen Wakefield interrogates Tyler to learn what went wrong on the mission starting with why Tyler's father assigned the lead to her. They team up in an effort to regain what was purloined and bring military justice to the assassins. As they follow clues, the pair uncovers a dirty nuclear bomb plot with all roads leading back to her dad with one noted exception that Tyler betrayed her unit.

    The latest A-Tac romantic suspense (see Dangerous Desires and Dark Deceptions) is a terrific military thriller in which the several mysteries make for a strong tale. In some ways the well-written romance takes a back seat to the intrigue. Readers will appreciate Dee Davis excellent entry in her strong series.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted June 14, 2010

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    Heck of a Series Ending

    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, edited two newsletters, wrote three award winning public service announcements, did television and radio commercials, starred in the Seven Year Itch, taught college classes, lobbied both the Texas State Legislature and the US Congress, and served as the director of two associations. She's 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 in contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and time travel romance including: Set-Up in Soho, A Match Made in Manhattan, Midnight Rain, Dancing in the Dark, Chain Reaction, Exposure, Enigma, After Twilight, and Just breathe. She's lived in Austria and traveled in Europe extensively, and although she now lives in New York, she still considers Texas home.

    After coming down off a high from a mission, Tyler Hanson seduces handsome British operative, Owen Wakefield, with no intention of ever seeing him again. But one of her A-Tac unit members has gone traitor, helping terrorists hijack a shipment of nuclear weapons. And who's brought in as a member of her team? None other than the sexy Brit. Despite efforts to keep her distance, Tyler finds herself breaking her rules and falling for Owen. And Owen isn't as he seems. Hiding his true motives and identity seems only the tip of the iceberg as witnesses start dying and evidence disappears. Owen and Tyler must work together to find the mole among them before a catastrophic disaster occurs.

    This is Book Three in the A-Tac series, which is an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college. Dark Deceptions and Dangerous Desires came before this book. It is not necessary to read the series in order, as these books are stand alone, but I suggest doing so as you'll get more out of the experience.

    I love a book series that ends with a bang and not a whimper, which this one very much did. As with the first two books, the characters were charming, the action fast-paced, and the romance hot. This is an author who knows how to pace a book and add conflict. If you read the first two books, you won't be disappointed by the mole, either. Bravo! Recommended.

    Kelly Moran,
    Author and Reviewer

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  • Posted May 28, 2010

    Action packed!

    DESPERATE DEEDS by Dee Davis is a Romantic suspense set in modern day USA. It is well written with depth and detail. It is the third book in the A-TAC series. It is action packed with sensuality, suspense, action, romance, betrayal, NSA, CIA, special ops, with deaths rapidly increasing, and time running out. The characters are strong, sexy, determined to find a traitor and stop the maddnes. They have trust issues but romance is in the air. This is a action packed, page turning story. Once you start reading you will want to read it to the end. I would highly recommend this book and also would recommen if you having read the other two in this series to pick them up (#1 Dark Deceptions, #2 Dangerous Desires) you will not reqret it. This book was received for review. Details can be found at Hackette Books and My Book Addiction and More.

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