Sergeant David Wolf has put his Special Forces days long behind him, settling down as a cop in the small ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado. He's a good cop who's seen bad days before, but none quite like this.
As if narrowly escaping an attempt on his life, his addict ex-wife being back in the picture, and complications to his all-but-certain appointment to sheriff weren't enough, he's just received word that his brother has committed suicide in the Alps of Italy.
Devastation and resentment over his only sibling's selfish act quickly gives way to a nagging suspicion that he isn't getting the whole truth. Conviction alone is enough to pull Wolf from pressing events in his ski resort home of Rocky Points, Colorado, to the entirely foreign land of Northern Italy, and into a more deadly situation than he could have possibly imagined.
With the help of a beautiful young officer of the Carabinieri, Wolf must piece together the mystery of his brother's last fateful night without ruffling too many feathers, or paying the ultimate price.
A gritty tale of international mystery and action, Foreign Deceit is the first in the popular David Wolf mystery series.
©2013 Jeff Carson (P)2016 Cross Atlantic Publishing
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Unfortunately the other 8 novels in this wonderful detective thriller series are not yet available in audio format. David Wolf is a an ex-green beret soldier who is now a deputy sheriff in Colorado. The sheriff is retiring and he is in the running for the job. He is notified his brother has committed suicide in Italy and takes a week off to investigate because he is convinced his brother would never kill himself. Most of this novel occurs in Italy. Foreign Deceit is a solid thriller with action and suspense. Narration is also outstanding.
This series starts well but gets even better with later books. I hope audio version will be available for what is a 5 star police procedural series.
Lots of different characters and voices - all well done. I was a bit worried that the author had tried to include too many twists (nomination of new sheriff, local murder investigation, death of his brother and investigation of that murder in Paris) but the author pulled it off. The characters are well developed, the lead is very likable and we root for him. The story moves right along making it hard to find a place to stop - I just kept wanting to see what happens next. Even going so far as to download the next book in the series so that once I finished this one I could pick right up with the story. I hope the other books become available from Audible soon and are performed by Sean Hopkins. Great series.
Wolf's promotion is on the line but family comes first. His observations lead him to clues that others don't see or completely ignore. Interesting plot and I find that I want to find out what happens next.
I like that the author ties up the loose ends in the story. I want more.
Wolf, the main character was my favorite.
The story kept me wanting to read more.
great story line. The story line kept me enthralled until the end. I will say I was disappointed in the choice of sheriff. I have never been much of a fan of bullies and hated to see Conner win. I hope there is a sequel to this book.
couldn't put this one down. great story with a twist on the tail. can't wait to hear the next one either.
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