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Layers of Deception: An utterly gripping, international crime thriller.

Layers of Deception: An utterly gripping, international crime thriller.

by Leo James


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Based on a true story, an absolutely riveting international conspiracy thriller that'll make you think - while keeping you on the edge of your seat!

With international backers, big business deals and Internet security in the heart of banking systems, you’d never expect everything to go very wrong very quickly. And when things go wrong, they go very wrong! Layers of Deception is an international crime thriller where modern-day mafia and dark net combine to corrupt the heart of the international banking system.

Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars. Tightly plotted page-turner

Leo James clearly knows his stuff when it comes to the world of cybersecurity, the dark web and criminal gangs in the Far East. Out of that world he has crafted a really gripping thriller which has you emotionally involved with the central characters and wanting to turn the page at every turn. A highly recommended read.

Layers of Deception is a fast-paced international crime thriller filled with twists, turns and intrigue exposing conflicts between brothers, religion, gender, love, risk and greed.

This thriller starts off with a bang (quite literally!) and doesn't slow down. The story follows a computer security firm trying to land a contract in Kuala Lumpur. The group gets involved in blackmail, extortion and gang activity when they expose the contract company's dealings involving the dark web.

The startling discovery that will send their worlds spiralling and for some will end in deadly consequences!

Life as an IT business entrepreneur isn’t quite as simple as it seems...the constant battle between ambition and familial responsibility could cost the ultimate price. Every international salesman, entrepreneur, business development executive, business owner should read this – would you risk all to win a deal!

The thriller draws on the author’s many years experience of doing business in Asia.

A few comments on this gripping novel from five-star Goodreads reviews:

”An action-packed novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat!”; BGS International Review.

“The reader is kept on pins and needles throughout the story wondering what the ruthless bad guys are going to do next – will it be a bomb, a hidden camera, more bribes, food poisoning, an illicit sexual encounter, blackmail, a rape, a murder, a cyber-crime? Truly the antagonists of this novel know no bounds! The reader's emotions are in constant disarray throughout the story as James allows us to feel hope, despair, fear, suspense, disappointment, grief and apprehension.”

“I couldn't put it down and I was captivated until the very end.”

“A book to keep you on the edge of your seat!”

Be careful what you wish for!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781916404908
Publisher: Brendan Burke
Publication date: 01/02/2019
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Leo began writing during his recovery from a serious fall into a storm drain whilst on business in Singapore. To this day, he has not solved the mystery of who pushed him.
Stuck in hospital, Leo found it cathartic to write. It helped with his recovery, both mentally and physically.

That was the start. Once back to work, and travelling internationally, he would write everywhere: on planes, trains, staying at hotels, basically at any given opportunity.

Leo worked for over 20 years in global information technology. He is an expert in cryptocurrencies, blockchain and cybersecurity. In addition, Leo is a practicing therapist in clinical hypnosis and cognitive behaviour therapy.

Born in the UK, he graduated from Illinois State University in America. He has a postgraduate qualification in behavioural therapy from the University of West London in the UK.

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