Desperate Deeds (A-Tac Series #3)

Desperate Deeds (A-Tac Series #3)

by Dee Davis

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ISBN-13: 9780446542029
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 08/02/2010
Series: A-Tac Series , #3
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 780,231
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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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Desperate Deeds (A-Tac Series #3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
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
mom2childs on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Book Three in the A-Tac series was just as good as the others. Suspenseful and exciting! Tyler almost dies in an ambush that she didn't see coming ¿ and should have, while two other people do die. This leads some people to believe that she might have set them up to die. Now Tyler has to defend herself, while also trying to find the real team member who has betrayed the others.In a moment of weakness she has a one-night stand with Owen, someone who has many, many secrets ¿ one of which will devastate Tyler. But she must still work with him in order to clear her name and save others from unnecessary deaths.At the same time she's trying to understand and sort out her feelings for this man, who isn't who she thinks he is. Keeping her personal feelings separate from her current work assignment is difficult.Dee Davis writes a fast-paced book, which kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. She writes really good, and believeable-to-me suspense novels about the secret-undercover world. I was disappointed for the trilogy to end, because the characters were really enjoyable.Reviewed for Arms of a Sister, received complimentary copy in exchange for review
Justjenniferreading on LibraryThing 10 months ago
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!
knittingmomof3 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
From My Blog...Dee Davis does it once again with her third A-Tac suspense novel Desperate Deeds. Having read and reviewed the two previous novels in the series, Dark Deceptions and Dangerous Desires, I would say Davis has outdone herself with Desperate Deeds. Each A-Tac novel can easily stand alone, however, once one is read, the reader will want to read the others, they truly are that good. Davis brilliantly masters the genre of suspense and adds in her own twist of romance in such a way that it does not detract from the plot. The characters are believable and people who would be interesting to at least meet. They are charming, clever, deceptive, and lethal, and yet still work their way into the reader¿s heart; most of them anyway. This time around the team has added a British agent who is quite secretive and the team has a rogue agent who must be flushed out. Desperate Deeds is filled with enough plot twists to delight any suspense fan and I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone.
DunnFunKat on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This Tyler's story. Tyler is being targeted by a unknown group. She doesn't know why and as people around her are killed she trys desperately to figure out what is going on. Enter Owen who is assigned to find a traitor in A-Tac and right now he thinks Tyler may be it. Good story.
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Melvin53 More than 1 year ago
I loved the whole A-Tac Series. I love being able to finish one and got right to the next one. Very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"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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