Jul 21, 2009

Book Review: Deceptive Clarity by Betty Gordon

Deceptive Clarity Deceptive Clarity by Betty Gordon

Houston private investigator Lisa Martin takes on a local missing person case, only to find the trail leading far afield - to Rome, London, and Cairo.

She also begins to investigate the man who hired her, a businessman named Don Sekoli. With her sidekick Guy and her significant other Tony, the three follow the trail of the missing import-export dealer, Ryan Lucas, and find information through a contact in Cairo.

Feature in some statues of King Tut and other Egyptian antiquities, add the elusive Ryan Lucas and the virtually unknown Don Sekoli, some threatening notes to Lisa, plus add a touch of romance into the mystery, and you have an enjoyable and entertaining mystery!

Tony grappled with how much he wanted to say. Then, he bit the bullet. "What does your feminine intuition tell you about Sekoli or are you too fascinated with the man?"

"I told you before not to go there..."

"Hold on. I'm only talking about business." (p. 141)

Though the novel is described by the publisher as a thriller/suspense novel, don't expect a lot of violence. The book is driven by the plot, the unfolding of the mystery behind the characters, and the personality of P.I. Lisa. I recommend it as an enjoyable summer read!

Book received from the author for review.

Deceptive Clarity, published by L&L Dreamspell, December 2008. Betty Gordon's first novel was Murder in the Third Person.

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  1. Thanks Harvee! Sounds like my kind of mystery/thriller. I'm old-fashioned enough to prefer my stories driven by a good plot and/or the gradual revealing of the characters' character, as opposed to so much of modern fiction which seems content to rely on gore, shock and porn.

  2. I haven't read many books that take me to Cairo!! Sounds like a good read.

  3. Sounds just like my kind of book!

  4. Thanks to Harvee for a great review and thanks, too, for the comments from readers/writers.

    Betty Gordon

  5. I am in the process of reading it now...every page leaves you wanting more....haven't been able to put it down.


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