by Dwayne T Martin


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You know that old saying, "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer"? Well, for Michael, it isn't that easy.

As a recent graduate of the police academy, his life seems to be going great... until a car accident completely alters his life. When the woman he loves ends up in grave danger, things become clear. Someone is trying to hurt him, but who?

Michael has no idea who his enemies are, but he's determined to find out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541255357
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/18/2016
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 512,423
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Dwayne T. Martin lives in East Stroudsburg, PA as an entrepreneur.

In his youth, he wrote his first book but has since retired, until now. Through his military experience and being featured on another author's cover, it opened his eyes. This awakened the author in Dwayne, along with the creativity held dormant.

He has currently published his latest book "Deception", with many more to follow.

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Stream Title 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Margaret Yelton 4 days ago
Received an ARC courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review. Another wonderful story from Kar Martin, the book was action packed with lots of the issues facing us in our lives in this day and age. The chemistry between Kate and Jase are off the charts, as they search for her sisters killers. I would definitely recommend this book to those that enjoy romantic suspense.
boclairedesigns 9 days ago
It's been a while since I've read a book by Kat Martin and once I got started I wondered why. This was non-stop action with suspense, romance, mystery and heart stopping scenes! It was hard to put down but I went to bed and got up to finish it in the morning. Great characters, descriptive locales, and action! Excited to go back and read book one in the series about Chase and Harper while waiting for book 3. Great characters and relevant (believable) storyline about sex trafficking in the United States. I received a free ARC eBook from Net Galley and the publisher for my honest opinions.
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Momma_Becky 11 days ago
I finished The Conspiracy undecided about whether I would continue with this series and remained on the fence until I read the blurb for The Deception, which convinced me to give it a try. This one has good suspense and action, but there are also several similarities between it and the first book in the series, so it has its good and bad points. There is more of the same in Martin's characters here. The good guys are all pretty people, for lack of a better way to say it. I'll save the lengthy descriptions on both sides, but suffice it to say the bad guys are all the opposite of the good guys. Basically, in the Maximum Security world, there are no attractive bad guys and vice versa, or that's the impression it gives. All that accomplished for me was to make the characters almost caricature-like. That's not including our romantic couple, who of course, are both sexy and hard to resist. I did like that Kate is a strong woman, and she even though she does sometimes need rescuing, she can also take care of herself. As far as the romance, there is a lot of back and forth about where things are going for both Kate and Jason, which is common in romance. However, the angst comes from the 'I'm not good for you, so I'm letting you go to protect you,' a trope that is tired at best. Kate and Jason do have good chemistry, and I liked them together, but I lost some of that when the romance is tested in that way. The story has some good intrigue, and there is plenty of danger for this couple so that extra angst just felt unnecessary. All in all, The Deception had its pros and cons for me, but I did like it better than the first in the series.
DEB534 11 days ago
From the very first page, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat! I couldn’t put it down. Kate Gallagher is devastated to find out that her missing younger sister was murdered. Her quest to find the person or persons responsible leads her to Maximum Security and Jason “Hawk” Maddox, private investigator and bail enforcement agent. Together their investigation will lead them further into danger and intrigue as they find a human trafficking ring operating in deadly fashion. Meanwhile their attraction to each other grows more intense and cannot be ignored. Well written romantic suspense! Don’t miss this one. Can hardly wait for the next in the Maximum Security series from Kat Martin.
Evampire9 11 days ago
She searched for two long years, but now Kate Gallagher has been called to the morgue to identify her sister’s body. Guilt and grief send Kate into a tailspin but she won’t fail her sister again, even if finding her sister’s killer means following a lethal bounty hunter into the heart of darkness, placing both their lives in danger. Jason Maddox has been down some dangerous paths before, but never for a client he’s so drawn to, or for a case so monstrous. The deeper into the city’s underbelly they go, the deadlier the operation becomes, placing a target on the backs and they will have to decide what’s matters most…the truth or their lives. This ‘Maximum Security’ suspense story is an intense, emotionally gripping and riveting tale. The characters stand out and speak to readers as they dive deeper and deeper into a world of horror while dealing their vivid sizzling chemistry and magnetic attraction. The romance between them is full of danger and emotional angst due to situation, but it is obvious to readers that these two are belong together and readers can’t help but become caught up in their story as they empathize with what they are going through. The story is set at a steady pace with the suspense building continuously and some fast paced and adrenaline pumping excitement happening as Jason and Kate’s mission draws them closer and closer to the answers they seek and the target on their back becomes exponentially more deadly. Lots of unexpected twists keeps readers on the edge and the heroine of the story is strong with some surprising attitudes that makes her a perfect fit for a lethal bounty hunter. Once again, the author has given her fans a juicy, gut clenching and riveting suspense that they can take their eyes off of.
BarbTRC 11 days ago
The Deception by Kat Martin is the 2nd book in her Maximum Security series. We meet our heroine, Kate Gallagher, when she must identify her sister’s body in the morgue. Kate has not seen her sister for over two years, when she left home at the age of 16, and after viewing the body, she goes to a bar to bury her pain, grieving that she wasn’t there for her sister. Though she owns her own successful business, Kate is determined to find out who did this to her sister; when the police do not have any clues, she will take matters in her own hands, and hire a private investigator. Jason Maddox (Hawk), is a bounty hunter, who works for Maximum Security, and when Kate comes to the office trying to hire someone, Jason recognizes her as the hot girl in the bar the night before. He immediately offers his service to help Kate find out the truth, and warns her that from what he sees, this could be drug and sex trafficking related. Kate wants to find the culprits who murdered her sister, and doesn’t care how dangerous it is. She also tells Jason that she wants to work with him on the case; something he isn’t too happy about, since it is very dangerous. The chemistry between Jason and Kate was off the wall steaming hot; though they both try to fight off their attraction to each other and concentrate on the case. But best plans do not always work out. They were such a great and sexy couple together. What follows is an exciting, suspenseful adventure where Jason and Kate find themselves in intense and dangerous situations as they get closer to finding the people behind the murder. Each discovery may have brought them closer, but they were also stymied as to who killed Chrissy (Kate’s sister). Some of the Maximum Security team, would come to help Jason, when they expected violence. The last half of the book was not only exciting, but had us on the edge of our seats, worried that our heroes would not survive. When the evidence begins to point out that there was another group more deeply involved in the sex trafficking and drugging of young girls, Jason is determined to keep Kate away, for fear of her getting hurt. Kate was a smart and strong heroine, but she was also stubborn, and determined to kill those responsible. I did loved Kate and Jason together, and they were an awesome team. The Deception was an intriguing, suspenseful, exciting story line that was also very intense throughout. The wonderful romance between Jason and Kate was perfect, as we rooted hard for them to stay together, despite Jason belief that his life is too dangerous to be with Kate. I also liked the secondary characters who make up Maximum Security and look forward to future books showcasing them. Once again, Kat Martin gives us another exciting thriller. If you enjoy action, suspense, romance and intense crime thrillers, you should read anything by Kat Martin.
Shirleylinn 11 days ago
This was another fast-paced, suspenseful read with great characters. From the beginning it pulled me in and kept my attention until the end. Jase and Kate were great characters with amazing chemistry. I would love to read more about the other characters in this thrilling read.. I can't wait to read the next book.
KindleKat64 11 days ago
I enjoyed this book and think it is a great balance of romance/mystery/suspense. This is the second book in the and I definitely need to go back and read the first although this is a completely separate story line. Jason Maddox aka Jase aka Hawk is hired or rather his company Maximum Security is, by Kathryn "Kate" Gallagher to find out who killed her younger sister who had run away when she was 16 years old, two years prior. The seedy world their investigation leads them into is quite different from Kate's usual and is also very dangerous. Kate insists on being there and helping with the investigation something Jase struggles with. There is some hot sizzling chemistry between Jase and Kate that leads to some very steamy sexy times but also some difficult decisions because of it. Both main characters are great as are the important supporting ones. I hope there is more to come from this series.
CathyGeha 11 days ago
The Deception by Kat Martin Maximum Security #2 In the introductory scene Kate Gallagher is asked to identify a body in the morgue, her younger sister’s body, and it guts her. They were not close due to the gap in age between them but to lose her was tough and to find out she had been murdered and suffered sent her out to forget. Into the arms of rugged Jason “Hawk” Maddox she falls hoping to forget and get out of her head for a bit...boy was there chemistry between them! Kate decides the police will probably never find her sister’s murderer so hires someone to help her find the man...and who should she end up hiring but...Hawk. The chemistry is still there but they decide they can ignore it in pursuit of the bad guy(s). And pursue they did. With many leads that took them to a few other cities they uncovered more than one criminal that needed to be brought down. They are well suited to working together and that is just what they do. There are some ups and downs and scary situations in this romantic suspense that eventually does end with HEA for the two of them. What I liked: * Kate: What a strong individual she was...and so open in her caring, sharing and sense of purpose * Hawk: Strong protective and caring he wanted to do what was right for Kate but sometimes got it wrong and I wanted to set him straight * The team at Maximum Security: Can’t wait to read Brandon’s story next...and hope that perhaps Wolfe or Jaxon will have have stories, too. * That the bad guys did get their comeuppance What I didn’t like: * The bad guys...there were more than one or two and all deserved to be wiped off the face of the earth! * The idea that trafficking of human beings happens in real life and though this book is fiction it reminded me of the callousness of human beings Did I like this book? Yes Would I read more in the series? Yes This is definitely romantic suspense with a bit of steam but it is also, in some ways, fantasy. Why do I say that? I don’t think that Kate would really have been able to do all that she did in this book without more training and backstory but this is fiction so anything can happen, right? Thank you to NetGalley and HQN for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4 Stars
onemused 11 days ago
THE DECEPTION follows Jase (Jason) and Kate (Kathryn) as they work her sister's case together and find a partner in each other. Kate's sister, Chrissy, ran away from home when she was 16, never to be heard from again- until now, two years later, when Kate was called to ID her body at the morgue. Chrissy was murdered, but since she was a prostitute, the police are not making her murder a high priority case. Kate decides to hire a private investigator to look into the case. When she shows up at the firm, she is surprised to find a guy she almost hooked up with at the bar after she found out about her sister's death. Jase is a professional, and he is willing to help her look into her sister's murder. As they work the case and find out what happened to her sister and where she has been the last couple years, they learn of a much bigger problem that can upend a whole organization. Following down the clues, Kate and Jase are a top-notch team. As they spend more time together, their physical attraction grows into something deeper- if only they are willing to admit it. The romance was fast but really well done- Kate and Jase were very clearly well suited for each other. However, I did wish they would quit the bickering about Kate going with him just about every time they were going to do anything. I get the reason behind it, but it started to feel a little patronizing. I would have liked more of a clear partnership from the get-go and to let some of the protection go. There was also push-pull on the relationship due to these same fears that seemed a little much at times. The case was interesting also, and really kept the plot going. I liked how they navigated the clues and worked in law enforcement as necessary. The satisfying conclusion was also perfect for the story. I really enjoyed watching them follow the case and seeing how it all turned out. Overall, I would recommend for people who like romance with some suspense/mystery. This is an interesting and fast-paced series that holds good appeal for romance lovers. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
nku 11 days ago
The Deception (Maximum Security #2) by Kat Martin .....I love this Maximum Security series ...Thanks to Kat Matrin, the publisher and #NetGalley for letting me preview this book. Kate Gallagher .. has been looking for her runaway sister for two years only to find out she has been murdered. She wants revenge on the killer...she hires Jason aka Jase aka Hawk Maddox...bounty hunter/ PI..member of THE MAX. This book keep me on the edge of my seat.. there is murder, human trafficking, violence, mystery, angst, laughs, tears and steam all to finally get to a HEA. I can't wait now for the next book...Bran Garrett and Jessica Kegan's story. Reasons I enjoyed this book: Steamy Informative Happily Ever After Wonderful characters Funny Romantic Entertaining Great world building Page-turner Easy-to-read Action-packed Witty Tear-jerker Haunting