Living Lies

Overview

In a world of espionage and deceit, Melanie Ward lives her life as a Secret Agent. She has tenaciously proved to be one of the top operatives for a clandestine division of the United States Government. Recruited ten years ago after graduating from San Diego State
University, Melanie distanced herself from family and friends, choosing instead to immerse herself into a new life.

When a justly earned promotion is snatched away by her nemesis, the...

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Overview

In a world of espionage and deceit, Melanie Ward lives her life as a Secret Agent. She has tenaciously proved to be one of the top operatives for a clandestine division of the United States Government. Recruited ten years ago after graduating from San Diego State
University, Melanie distanced herself from family and friends, choosing instead to immerse herself into a new life.

When a justly earned promotion is snatched away by her nemesis, the arrogant and smug Finn Parker, Melanie recklessly walks away from the Agency and everything she has become.

Lost with nowhere else to go, Melanie crashes and burns on her parents' old plaid couch.

This is not your typical spy story. James Bond never had to suffer through a barrage of blind dates instigated by his "loving" mother with the help of his college roommates.

As Melanie struggles to repair broken relationships and heal old wounds, she realizes she belongs in her secret world of lies.

But then there's Adam...

"Mathis keeps things going with a nice flair for dialogue. In what appears to be the first volume in a series, Melanie is off to a good start."
- J.C. Martin,
Arizona Daily Star

"Mathis leaves readers wondering what will happen next. This is undoubtedly just the beginning of a thrilling mystery series of Agent Melanie Ward's adventures. Mathis offers an easy-reading, fast-paced style and develops characters fully, so I can barely wait for more."
- Bonnie Lewis,
The Virtual Scribe

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Editorial Reviews

Sue Giles
“This mystery thriller has it all — suspense, intrigue and romance. You’ll root for undercover operative Melanie Ward as she tackles professional and personal crises while living a lie. Kudos to first-time author Kate Mathis!” – Sue Giles, Editor-in-Chief, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine
J.C. Martin
“Mathis keeps things going with a nice flair for dialogue. In what appears to be the first volume in a series, Melanie is off to a good start.” – J.C. Martin, Arizona Daily Star
Bonnie Lewis
“Mathis leaves readers wondering what will happen next. This is undoubtedly just the beginning of a thrilling mystery series of Agent Melanie Ward’s adventures. Mathis offers an easy-reading, fast-paced style and develops characters fully, so I can barely wait for more.” – Bonnie Lewis, The Virtual Scribe
Sue Giles
“This mystery thriller has it all — suspense, intrigue and romance. You’ll root for undercover operative Melanie Ward as she tackles professional and personal crises while living a lie. Kudos to first-time author Kate Mathis!”

– Sue Giles, Editor-in-Chief,
Tucson Lifestyle Magazine
J.C. Martin
“Mathis keeps things going with a nice flair for dialogue. In what appears to be the first volume in a series, Melanie is off to a good start.”

– J.C. Martin,
Arizona Daily Star
Bonnie Lewis
“Mathis leaves readers wondering what will happen next. This is undoubtedly just the beginning of a thrilling mystery series of Agent Melanie Ward’s adventures. Mathis offers an easy-reading, fast-paced style and develops characters fully, so I can barely wait for more.”

– Bonnie Lewis,
The Virtual Scribe
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981978901
  • Publisher: PowWow Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Pages: 386
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Mathis lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband and twin daughters.

Because of a Hershey's commercial and her rational yearn for earning a dollar, young Kate sought a career in advertising. Graduating from the University of Arizona with degree in Marketing.

Banking wasn't her first choice but it wasn't illegal and for nearly a decade paid the bills. After the girls were born the flourescents lost their luster and Kate relinquished control.

It was about this time when a secret organization began leaving cryptic messages...
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