Deceit

By James Siegel (Mass Market, 2007)
It looks like just another car crash: a head-on collision on a lonely stretch of desert highway that leaves one driver dead. Yet Tom Valle, the local newspaperman assigned to the story, is damned good at spotting lies. He should know--once a star reporter at America's most prestigious daily, he was disgraced after being caught spinning columns of lies and exiled to the smallest town paper that would have him.

Seeking personal redemption and the resurrection of his career, Valle investigates a trail of cover-up, fraud, and murder stretching back for decades. But the path of corruption is so dark, Valle wonders if this story will redeem him, or kill him.

It looks like just another car crash: a head-on collision on a lonely stretch of desert highway that leaves one driver dead. Yet Tom Valle, the local newspaperman assigned to the story, is damned good at spotting lies. He should know--once a star reporter at America's most prestigious daily, he was disgraced after being caught spinning columns of lies and exiled to the smallest town paper that would have him.

Seeking personal redemption and the resurrection of his career, Valle investigates a trail of cover-up, fraud, and murder stretching back for decades. But the path of corruption is so dark, Valle wonders if this story will redeem him, or kill him.

James Siegel grew up in New York and drove a cab while attending community college. One day a passenger suggested he apply for a copywriting job at his advertising agency, BBDO. Despite his award-winning career there, he never abandoned his dream of writing a novel.
  • - "His inventive plotting and delicious humor are in the forefront...first-rate entertainment. Siegel keeps the paranoia level high even as he imbues his story with ethical overtones and a hilariously snarky sense of humor." (Booklist).

  • - "Superb...the word play and atmosphere of paranoia will remind some of Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island. Even those new to the genre will find it hard to stop turning pages." (Publishers Weekly online).

Product Details

Deceit
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $22.99 US/$27.99 CAN
  • Pages: 432
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780446619097
  • On Sale Date: 10/01/2007
Deceit