This was Deborah Piccurelli’s first novel, but I know it won't be her last. One of the themes covered in In the Midst of Deceit is the issue of believers being “unequally yoked” with unbelievers, which is an important one not dealt with nearly enough. It was very eloquently woven into this suspense story.
Overall, the spiritual tone of the book was strong from the very beginning through the end. However, it is not so obvious by the description on the back cover, which is a shame. The characters are realistic, and the expressions and dialog are fitting to each. The plot was an interesting one, and the way the author connected the main characters occupations was brilliant. Other than an obvious hint at who the villain is, this is an exceptionally written novel. I, for one, am looking forward to this author's next book. -- Tammy Hornbeck, Christian Book Previews.com
This romance/suspense novel leads you into a world of love, greed, and death. Slade Mitchell is plummeting toward earth. He knows that he will probably die from the fall. Just a few days ago, he stumbled across evidence that someone in his firm has been embezzling money, but this disaster unfolds so rapidly that all he can register is shock and horror.
As a partner in a financial management firm, Slade Mitchell is extremely protective of the company’s reputation. However, after receiving a perplexing phone call and discovering a mysterious computer file, Slade begins to wonder about the company’s integrity. Now, someone wants him out of the way—permanently!
Feeling abandoned by his partners and friends, Slade plunges into a deep sea of insecurity and loneliness. But his beautiful neighbor (Stasi Courtland), from whom he’d endeavored to distance himself, though at the same time feels drawn to, offers solace, friendship and encouragement.
Now, Slade and Stasi must work together to quickly find those who are attempting to kill him before it’s too late!