Published by: Acorn Book Services
Publication Date: November 1, 2012
Number of Pages: 235
Vic Deveaux’s glory days as a winning jockey have ended, but he refuses to accept that pile of horse hockey! When the West family asks Vic to take an easier position at their Thoroughbred farm, Westwood, he becomes enraged and teams up with two greedy stable hands in a scheme to kidnap the youngest son, Shane. Things turn ugly when Vic discovers that his new-found friends have murder on their minds. Suddenly Vic finds himself between a rock and a hard place. He has betrayed his good friend, Eric West, but will he participate in his son’s murder as well? Not content to sit at home and wait for her men to bring her brother home, Kate West convinces homicide detective, Carl Lugowski, to check out a hunch at an old abandoned mansion. Soon they’re trapped in a hornet’s nest of a notorious biker gang. Oh yeah, Vic’s deception has placed the West family in more danger than they know what to do with!
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About the Author:For twenty-six years my life whirled around a song and a dance: I was a professional dancer/choreographer for most of my adult life and never gave much thought to a writing career until 2005. Don’t ask me what happened, but suddenly I felt drawn to my computer to write about things I have experienced (greatly exaggerated upon of course) with my husband’s Thoroughbreds and the happenings at the racetrack.
Surprised? Why didn’t I write about my experiences with dance? Eh, believe it or not life at the racetrack is more…racy. The drama is outrageous—not that dancers don’t know how to create drama, believe me, they do but race trackers just seem to get more down and dirty with it which makes great story telling—great fiction.
I didn’t start out writing books, The Unbridled Series started out as a TV drama, and the Hollywood readers loved the show. The problem was we just couldn’t sell it. So one of the readers said to me, “Cindy, don’t be stupid. Turn your scripts into a book series.” and so I did!
In May of 2011 I took the big leap and exchanged my dancin’ shoes for a lap top—I retired from dance. It was a scary proposition, I was terrified, but I had the full support of my husband, Saint Bill. It has been a huge change for me. I went from dancing hard five hours a night to sitting in front of a computer. I still work-out and I take my dog, Harvey, for a daily run. I have to or I’d be as big as a house. Do I miss dance? Sometimes I do. I miss my students. I miss choreographing musicals, but I love my books and I love sharing them with you.
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Dangerous Deception is the 3rd book in the Unbridled Series by Cindy McDonald. There are some excellent characters: Vic Deveau (veteran jockey), Eric West (stable owner who offers Vic a position), Shane West (Eric's son, the center of a kidnapping plot), Carlos Rivera and Martin Krebs (fellow kidnappers along with Vic Deveau), Luzertta Valentine (lives in the mansion of her father - where Shane is being hidden), the Nomads (meet at the mansion - motorcycle gang), Jack Haliday (police officer undercover in the Nomads), Mike West (Shane's brother), Ava (Mike's ex-wife), Carl Lugowski (homicide detective), Kate West (Shane's sister) and more.
This is not a long story but it is highly impact filled. There is the storyline with Jack Haliday trying to bust the gun operation of the Nomads; Shane being kidnapped for ransom; the horse races; Ava's manipulations; relationships; murder and more. This book is filled with lies and deception and was action packed enough that I did not want to put it down - read through it all in one sitting. It is one of those books that would have been easier to follow quickly if I had read the earlier books in the series but that didn't detract from my enjoyment. This story also leaves many options for future books in the series. I give this book 4 stars.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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