The most dangerous enemy is the one closest to your heart.
Natalie Brandon has a secret. She knows a 700-year-old Dante manuscript up for auction is a fake, but no one believes her because she was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child. To stop the auction, she enlists the help of her sister Beth, a history professor. But when the forger’s scheme crumbles, he seeks revenge…because the sisters have cost him more than money. Natalie and Beth have just disrupted an even bigger plot – a web of lies spun over forty years and four countries, ensnaring a British baron, a Bolshoi ballerina, a Russian mobster, a hacker, and the seductive Soviet defector who ties them all together. Can Natalie save her sister and catch the forger…without turning the forces of an international conspiracy against them?
Travel back to 2007, five years before the events of The Romanov Legacy, and see how Natalie, Beth, Constantine, Viktor, Vadim, and Liliya choose the paths that led them to their fate.
At the end of the story, keep reading for a preview of the next Natalie Brandon adventure, The Carmelite Prophecy.
The Dante Deception is Book 2 in the Natalie Brandon thriller series, but can be read as a stand-alone story.
About the Author
In 2011, her novel The Cherbourg Jewels won the Romance Writers of America Kiss of Death Chapter's Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Category Romantic Suspense. In 2016, she placed as a runner-up in the Chicago Tribune's Nelson Algren awards for short fiction. Her work has also appeared in the Portland Review, Gargoyle, and the Sacramento News & Review.
She's worked as a web editor, a copywriter, and a USAID grant program coordinator, which gave her the opportunity to travel to Kenya. When she's not writing, she enjoys running and genealogy. She lives in Pilot Hill, California and has not yet struck gold in her backyard.