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Deliberate Deceit by Mitchell Stevens

CIA Thriller Author reveals conspiracy theory threatening global destruction
Deceit, misdirection and murder reverberate in this contemporary mystery novel that includes characters from the White House, CIA and Jihad community.

The story begins with the demise of Osama bin Laden as has never been told and proceeds to uncover a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top.   The novel provides insight into national intelligence agencies, middle-eastern cultures, cyber-jihad, Russian politics and economics, nuclear weaponry and behavioral dysfunctions.   This 400 page, 130,000 word fiction novel takes place between May, 2011 and July, 2011.   

Richard North has worked his way up the CIA’s career ladder and he believes his nomination as the agency’s next Director is a done deal. When the President shocks Beltway insiders by nominating an outsider, North gets both mad and even, revealing his long-held, carefully hidden sociopathic tendencies in a complex web of deceit that targets anyone standing in the way of his quest for power. North’s revenge results in misdirection, murder and the threat of World War III.
Jack Landis, a decorated Navy Seal, comes out of retirement to join a CIA special ops mission and finds himself in the middle of North’s power grab.  He has to rely on his training, experience and instincts to save a good friend, his lover, and thwart Armageddon.  Jack partners with unlikely allies as he races against time to cut through the labyrinth of deception and uncover the truth.   
Deliberate Deceit is a page-turner that will leave the reader asking: Could this really happen?

About the Author

Mitchell R. Stevens is an author and sales executive living in the Midwest who enjoys adventure and challenge. Beyond the challenges of writing a good story and closing the next deal, Mitchell's favorite adventures have included hiking the Appalachian Trail, attending an Italian festival in the Bavarian town of Gramado, Brazil, zip lining in Costa Rica and snorkeling Molokini Crater near Maui. Interests include physical fitness, traveling, reading and golf. A sports fan who remains a diehard Detroit Lion supporter in spite of the franchise's inability to manage itself to the Super Bowl, let alone a playoff victory.

Leveraging his vast experience in creating sales and marketing strategies throughout his career, which includes starting a successful business, Mitchell R. Stevens delivers his debut novel, Deliberate Deceit.  His interest in geo-political events, passion for adventure and love of writing inspired him to produce a work in his favorite genre, an action-thriller.

Book Readers Review

Truth or Fiction? What if this had happened?  Many questions are posed in this debut novel of Mitchell Stevens.  The title 'Deliberate Deceit' is the epitome of the book, the climate of the world now, and the global war on terror.  The threat of World War 111 is ever present in our lives.  Mitchell Stevens, the author, has presented some very plausible events and ideas that leave the reader wandering how much could be based on truth.  Intrigue, suspense, treachery, and romance are a few of the complex elements that Mitchell has woven into a powerful plot and sub-plot.
It is unnecessary to repeat the book description here.  Stevens has developed a good balance of characters some you can love and others you may hate.  To say it plainly, 'the good guys and bad guys' no guessing who is who, it is plain from the start.  The novel is fast paced, not bogged down with too many details, flows easily.  I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.  My recommendation is if you enjoy a thought provoking story that is fast paced with lots of action, then ‘Deliberate Deceit’ is a must read for you.  I give the book five stars and look forward to more from Mitchell Stevens.

Publication Date:  March, 2014
List Price:
eBook - $3.99; Paperback - $11.99

eBook-  9781310184796
Specs: cream paper, 400 pp, 6 x 9 –
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