After a childhood where she had to lie to survive, Dana Yenichek is a master of deception. It makes her a brilliant FBI Agent...but lousy at personal relationships. Now, the case of her career has her hunting a brutal serial killer whose murderous trail leads to an international mail-order bride service. Dana-determined to catch the killer before he strikes again-jumps at the opportunity to go undercover, only to find herself as a mail-order bride on the doorstep of Deck Murphy.
He can handle anything, except another lie.
Deck, a Cincinnati cop and Marine Reservist with an inviolable code of honesty, struggles to return to work after being seriously injured in Afghanistan. When an escaped human trafficking victim leads him to a mail-order bride service, he signs up to investigate, never expecting his application to be legitimately processed. Then a foreign mail-order bride unexpectedly shows up at his door and his honor requires that he keep her safe. Unable to tell Deck the truth, however, Dana's web of deceit draws too tight, until she finds herself alone and vulnerable ...and in the sights of the killer who's decided she is his next, perfect victim.
When Dana goes missing, Deck teams up with the FBI to find her, but is faced with the harshest of realities: after all their deceptions, he and Dana might both be sacrificed to their own TRUTH AND LIES.
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About the Author
When she's not writing romance, she operates Bemis Promotions, an advertising agency for authors, and fights for control of her house with her sons and various fur-bearing creatures. When she's not in front of her computer she can occasionally be found running with her dog, training for local half-marathons and triathlons.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There is only one thing I find more exciting than discovering a “new to me” author - the thrill when you read that “first for you” book and love it! Elizabeth Bemis is an author that did not ping my radar until I had the opportunity to read and review her first book in her new romantic suspense series (Queen City Justice,), “Truth & Lies.” And what an excellent start to a series it is! Special Agent Dana Yenichek is a recent addition to the FBI’s Cincinnati (the Queen City) field office, a brilliant linguist with the ability to be a chameleon when the job requires. She and her team are trying to hunt down a serial killer that seems to be tied to an international mail-order bride website. On a separate track, Cincinnati Police Det. Deck Murphy is adjusting to life back “on the job” after a tour of duty as a Marine reservist in Afghanistan leaves him injured and on crutches. When a young Chinese woman is brought into the police station for stowing away in the bed of a truck, Deck finds himself investigating a human trafficking ring. These two separate investigations converge in a unique and interesting way that causes Dana and Deck to meet in an unconventional way…...no spoilers, but that scenario had me hanging on every word on every page! I love the romantic suspense genre and am thrilled to have discovered a new series. Dana and Deck are my favorite kind of characters - strong, honorable individuals doing a tough job for the benefit and safety of others. On the romantic front, it was interesting to see these two “lone wolves” overcome some hefty obstacles to reach their HEA; for a guy who values honesty above all else, Deck had to forgive Dana some serious “dishonesty,” even if it was for a good cause. The suspense element was present throughout, and although towards the end I suspected who the killer was, it did not diminish one bit my enjoyment of this book. It was a well-written, thrilling read and I look forward to the next book in the series!!! I was given an advance copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.