Foreign Deceit Pdf is a Crime Mystery Thriller novel By Jeff Carson. The #1 International bestselling David Wolf Series starts here with this suspense-filled mystery taking you on a thrill-ride halfway around the world to Italy and back to the high country of Colorado.
Foreign Deciet Book Summary
Deputy Sergeant Wolf’s ex-wife is in back in the picture, jealousy of his upcoming promotion to sheriff is escalating to violence, and a boy has just been reported missing–a lot of action for a ski resort town in the middle of the Colorado Rockies.
All that trouble falls to background noise, however, when Wolf learns his brother has just committed suicide in northern Italy. Devastation and resentment of his sibling’s selfish act is short-lived, because Wolf knows one thing is for certain: his brother would never kill himself.
Or would he? A nagging suspicion there’s more to the story is enough to pull Wolf from his volatile life, to Lecco, Italy–a picturesque city along the shores of Lake Como, where danger lies amid the ancient cobblestone alleys. With the aid of a beautiful Carabinieri agent, can Wolf piece together what really happened to his brother without suffering the same fate?
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About Jeff Carson Author of Foreign Deceit Pdf Book
Jeff Carson Author of Foreign Deceit Pdf is the Amazon-Bestselling author of the David Wolf Series. Set in the high country of Colorado and mountain west, his books are chock-full of action, mystery, thrills, and suspense. Add a bit of humor and romance, a colorful cast of characters, all set in ruggedly beautiful territory, and it’s clear why the David Wolf series is gaining acclaim.
The first novel in the David Wolf series, Foreign Deceit, is an international mystery-thriller he wrote while living in Italy for a year with his wife and son. The next thirteen books in the still ongoing series are set in the mountain-western United States.
Jeff acquired a love for adventure-thriller-mystery-suspense fiction at a young age by listening to audio books while driving the vast landscapes of the western U.S. with his family. One leg of a trip from Denver to Payette, Idaho (to visit relatives) was enough time to squeeze in a good Cussler, a Christie, a Child, a Silva, a Box, a Flynn, or one of the others he considers master story-tellers. Now he incorporates many the same elements of those authors in his own writing. Jeff and his wife, Cristina, currently live with their two sons in Colorado.
Foreign Deceit pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- ASIN : B00AR5HWXQ
- Publisher : Cross Atlantic Publishing (October 26, 2013)
- Publication date : October 26, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 2183 KB
- Print length : 308 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,110 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #15 in International Mystery & Crime (Books)
- #18 in International Mystery & Crime (Kindle Store)
- #37 in Vigilante Justice
- Customer Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars 9,528 ratings
Foreign Deceit Book Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Deputy Dawg goes to Italy and eats pizza
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 30, 2021
(Note: Deputy Dawg was a character featured on the animated TV series of the same name that ran from 1960 to 1964.)
FOREIGN DECEIT is the first novel I’ve read by Jeff Carson, this title being the first of his David Wolf series. Here the reader is introduced to Deputy Sergeant David Wolf of the Rocky Points, Sluice County, Colorado sheriff’s department.
Wolf aspires to be the next sheriff, a job his father had years back. A county commission will select a new sheriff in a week or so. In the meantime, David and his sidekick Deputy Rachette are investigating the death of a hiker whose body was found at the base of a cliff.Then, Wolf is told by the carabinieri that his brother John, living in Lecco, Italy, apparently committed suicide under the influence of cocaine.
David flies off to Italy to retrieve his bro’s body and prove that John didn’t kill himself. While there, Wolf investigates with the help of an attractive carabinieri officer with whom he eats pizza and gets the job done with some mildly interesting plot twists.
FOREIGN DECEIT is an above average, but not great, police procedural thriller. The conclusion of it, which has the Deputy Sergeant experience a turning point in his career, is obviously set up to hook the reader into continuing with the series. Indeed, there are at the end of FOREIGN DECEIT two chapters of the next installment, THE SILVERSMITH, to reel in the catch.
The David Wolf saga doesn’t have, in my opinion, anything extraordinary going for it, e.g., the scintillating use of the language demonstrated by authors James Lee Burke and A. B. Guthrie, Jr., which I keenly appreciate, or even the character of the hero. Sorry, Jeff, I have too many other books to read to continue with yours.
3.0 out of 5 stars Average pseudo thriller with a pedestrian hero
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 2, 2021
In “Foreign Deceit” author Jeff Carson introduces us to Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant David Wolf who is on the job in Rocky Points, Colorado. Wolf’s a former U.S. Army Ranger (because, of course he is- apparently guys who had a clerk/typist MOS don’t make good action heroes) who is investigating the death of a teen up in the mountains.
After narrowly escaping an attempt on his life (which I found kind of hard to buy) he is hit with the news that his brother (currently living in Italy) has committed suicide. Wolf can’t believe it and hops the next flight to claim his brother’s body and try to find out more from the Italian Carabinieri (police). Wolf arrives in Italy and is eventually teamed up with a local police officer who also happens to be gorgeous and speaks perfect English (bonus!) and starts working to find the truth. Needless to say there’s more to his brother’s death than he was told and soon Wolf is up to his neck in danger.
Overall I found “Foreign Deceit” just average. There are at least 14 books in this series so far, so somebody is reading them. Much of the story was pretty predictable except for a surprise twist near the end. In a sea of similar characters David Wolf doesn’t really stand out enough to make me want to find out what happens to him next. Carson also provides more than a few eye-rolling lines of dialog in this book, here’s a sample:
“During the six years of his life as an army ranger, Wolf had been in the kind of physical shape only achieved by the likes of top professional athletes or an Olympian. Army ranger school was designed to kill the spirit of men, and Wolf had endured it.”
Okay, I never went to Ranger School but served with plenty of people who had and while most were in better than average shape I think Carson’s overselling it just a bit. His Amazon bio doesn’t mention any military service either so I’m not sure where he’s getting this stuff.
When first meeting with the Italian Carabinieri chief Wolf conducts himself pretty unprofessionally and gets into a physical altercation with three cops and is restrained. Sure he’s frustrated about his brother but for a guy with no language skills or resources who needs these people to help him his adversarial approach is kind of counterproductive. Other things that were sketchy was the use of a copper pipe as a murder weapon; copper is pretty soft and would bend easily unless the pipe was very thick- I’m not saying it’s impossible to strike a fatal blow with one but why not just go with tried and true lead? Later on Wolf gets the drop on a cop staking out his dwelling and somehow winds up with that guy’s gun but it’s never explained how he pulls that off. At least Wolf and Lia, the hot Carabinieri officer don’t hook up until the end, but you knew it was coming from the repeated tepid attempts to build some sort of sexual tension. If I get desperate for reading material in the future then I may try another David Wolf mystery but for now, I’m good.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great whodunit and multiple story lines
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 31, 2022
I loved the multiple story lines interweaved into this debut of David Wolf. I’ll definitely be reading the next in the series – as this one had a great ending but of course leaves you thirsty for more with the subplot.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Found Series…
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 25, 2022
I just found this series and am thoroughly enjoying it. I’m already on the 3rd book, and I find his writing very wonderful and hard to put down. I find myself late at night trying to find a point to put the book down so I can sleep, but there are no “breaks” in the action! Looking forward to devouring the rest of the series and waiting in anticipation for the next book to be written.
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