OP-DEC: Operation Deceit

OP-DEC: Operation Deceit

by K. Williams

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Overview

OP-DEC: Operation Deceit by K. Williams

A shadowy past becomes a sinister future...

It's 1933 and the height of Boston's social season. Claire Healey overhears a terrible argument between her industrial-tycoon father and her socialite mother. Claire's father sends her mother away, declaring she is hysterical with fatigue. Displaced by this disastrous outcome, Claire is brought to New York by her spirited aunt, to be raised beyond the reach of the damaging turn of events.

Nine years later, Claire returns to her childhood home to face her past once more. The world has long since exploded in war. A mysterious stranger named Carsten Reiniger has infiltrated the scene, placing his commanding presence among the old familiar faces of Boston's elite. Intrigued by the newcomer, Claire struggles to piece together his identity and finds a dangerous connection to her troubling past.

When Claire's prying comes to light, she and her aunt are whisked away in the middle of the night to ensure their silence. Can Carsten Reiniger be trusted or is he implacably loyal to duty alone?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781533088628
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A devoted dog mom to Miss Sadie Sue Shagbottom, K is also a visual artist, producing the ZoDuck Cartoon, painting and sketching-digitally or traditionally, as well as an accomplished Photographer.
K attended Morrisville State College, majoring in the Biological Sciences, and then continued with English and Historical studies at the University at Albany, home of the New York State Writer's Institute, gaining her Bachelor's Degree. While attending UA, K interned with the 13th Moon Feminist Literary Magazine, bridging her interests in social movements and art. Currently, K has completed the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program for Film Studies and Screenwriting at Empire State College (SUNY), and is the 2013-2014 recipient of the Foner Fellowship in Arts and Social Justice.
In addition to writing novels, K enjoy's the art of screenwriting and has worked on the screen spec 8 Days in Ireland, and the adaptations of her current novels. In 2015, K. Williams became an official member of International Thriller Writers.
K continues to write on The Blue Honor Blog weekly, producing commentary Mondays and Fridays on hot topics with some fun diversions for your work week. A sequel to her second novel, OP-DEC, is in the research phase, while the screen adaptation is being considered for production by film companies.

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Op-Dec: Operation Deceit 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Rachel68620 More than 1 year ago
Op Dec: Operation Deceit by K. Williams makes you feel like you’re on the sidelines watching the action from the end of the first paragraph.   The characters come off as real people, further making you feel like you are a part of their world.  You feel for Claire and the struggle with her father.  To the point where, for this reader, his comeuppance couldn’t have happened soon enough.  Carsten, keeps you guessing from the beginning, but you can’t help but like him.  And watching Claire fall for him, you understand why.  It happens in a very natural way.  I think my favorite character though has to be her Aunt.  I was reading this thinking I want an Aunt like her.   As for the action in the book it was like watching a movie unfold.   I finished Op Dec: Operation Deceit hoping for a sequel; because I don’t feel that the story is finished.  I am hoping the author plans on following this up.  I highly recommend Op Dec to anyone who loves a good spy thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Williams' World War II spy thriller brings to life a shadowy world of espionage, Nazis and secret agents...vividly evokes the pre-war and wartime eras, depicting days of chaos, confusion and uncertainty...the narrative crackles with intensity. Excels at historic details and characterization." - Kirkus Review of OP-DEC: Operation Deceit by K. Williams
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got a chance to read an advance copy of “Op-Dec: Operation Deceit” by K. Williams a while ago. I initially found it difficult to relate to Claire – I’m not sure if it was because of the time period, or the lifestyle of her circle, or maybe just because I’m not young and female. And based on the book jacket summary, I guess I expected more sleuthing and spying on her part. I felt that her “prying” was more along the lines of attentive observation and deduction. But I enjoyed the story – especially as the pace picked up. The characters in the book were great: her father grew more and more despicable as time went on, her aunt was feisty and protective and Carsten was fascinating. He was by turns ominous and protective, but always very mysterious. The settings were an integral part of the story as well. The author’s descriptions of the time spent crossing the ocean in a cramped, foul-smelling German U-boat being pursued by Allied ships was very good. Crossing France by car on the way to Germany allowed the introduction of some more good characters as well as the development of Claire’s and Carsten’s relationship. And forget Germany – by then you felt how trapped and helpless Claire and her aunt were (or were they?). To borrow from Shrek, this story is like an onion, and as the layers of deceit are peeled away, the danger and action keep increasing until the book’s conclusion. My first thought on finishing it was – there has to be a sequel now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am currently about halfway through this book and thoroughly enjoying it.  I find both the characters and the storyline to be very interesting and I can't wait to see what will happen next.  Definitely recommended reading!!
The-Only-Nat-the-Cat More than 1 year ago
K Williams succeeds in blending the turmoil and danger of a historical thriller with a dash of conflicted romance. There is a constant tension surrounding and between the two main characters - a pushing and pulling laced with suspicion, distrust and a longing that must be sublimated. World War II provides a backdrop charged with brutality, mislaid trust, sparks of sanity and descents into madness. Both mercy and manipulation punctuate events with love ultimately being the greatest defense against hate. Op-Dec is a fast-paced, fun and furious read that's not for the faint of heart.
Fantacia1 More than 1 year ago
Operation Deceit Claire is a child born into a upper class society, her Father I hated almost immediately. Pulled from her mother at an early age, Claire moves in with her Aunt and goes to school only having to see her Father on few occasions, that is until she is old enough to leave school, Claire is thrown into a strange relationship with one of her fathers workers. But Claire suspects more than just a normal working relationship between her new found friend and his employer, so turns spy! Riveting, wonderful language skills, I am so impressed I will read the book again I should imagine a few times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So any1 wanna chat?-Black Cat