Kate Bell is taken by surprise by a ghost from her past- literally. While leaving the theater on a date with Mac, she is convinced she has seen her former boyfriend, Wes. The only problem is, he died twelve years ago in a boating accident.
Or did he? The more Mac investigates, the more the story begins to stink, and he soon finds himself embroiled in a maze of deception of epic proportions. Who exactly was Wes Harrison? Kate soon learns that he was not the man she thought she knew, and when they find a large bag of diamonds in Wes’ belongings, Mac knows they’re in way over their heads. He calls on the aid of Kate’s uncle, a private eye who takes Mac under his wing as a PI in training and helps him find the answers he needs.
Things really start to heat up when Mac is paid a surprise visit by the sexy yet mysterious Dakota, cousin to Sargent J.D. Owens, who appears to know more about what’s going on than she should. After her tips begin to pan out, Mac wonders just who exactly she is, and whether can she be trusted (and is it just Mac’s imagination, or is she following him?).
The closer Mac gets to the truth, the greater the danger he finds himself in. When someone makes an attempt on Kate’s life, Mac knows he must be close to the answer, but can he figure it all out before its too late?
Yet another great book from author E. Michael Helms. Fans of Deadly Catch will not be disappointed with this second book in the Mac McClellan Mystery series, which can also be read as a stand-alone. Full of familiar characters, as well as some colorful new ones, Deadly Ruse is a fast-paced mystery that will keep you on your toes. Highly recommended!
Rating: 4 stars
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