Deceit

Deceit

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Publicly fired for his "crying wolf" journalism tactics, disgraced reporter Tom Valle stumbles on a conspiracy while covering a fatal road accident outside of a small California desert town, a discovery he fears no one will believe.

Blackwell North Amer
It looks like just another car crash: a head-on collision on a lonely stretch of desert highway that leaves one driver dead. But Tom Valle, the local newspaperman assigned to the story, is damned good at spotting lies. And for Valle, once a star reporter at America's most prestigious daily, this so-called accident may be just the ticket he needs to resurrect his career and get him out of the aptly named town of Littleton, California, for good.
Yet as Valle eagerly starts investigating, he finds himself the only one who cares about getting the story right. As he starts checking facts, and unveiling lie after lie, he finds himself completely alone - and negotiating a dark trail of corruption, cover-ups, fraud, and murder that stretches back for decades.
The more he discovers, the closer he gets to the heart of a conspiracy that threatens to destroy him. From a seedy after-hours bar in L.A. to a remote cabin in the woods to the dark corridors of a psychiatric ward, Valle is desperately seeking redemption in the truth.

Hachette Book Group
From the bestselling author of "Derailed" comes an explosive new thriller about a disgraced journalist who stumbles upon an unimaginable conspiracy--but will anyone believe him?

Baker
& Taylor

Publicly fired for his "crying wolf" journalism tactics, disgraced star reporter Tom Valle stumbles upon an unimaginable conspiracy while covering a fatal road accident outside of a small California desert town, a discovery he fears no one will believe. By the author of Derailed. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446531863
0446531863
Characteristics: 369 p. ; 24 cm

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Aug 09, 2016

Tom is caught up in a 50-year old story about Littleton Flats. He is frustrated in his attempts to unearth the truth by those who use his past fake stories to discredit him. This is a good thriller with multi-faceted events. Enjoyed "Derailed" and "Detour" much more than "Deceit". It definitely shows what lying gets you in this book as well as in real life. Loss of trust has its own sad consequences.

JeremiahSutherland Sep 26, 2012

Great plot. Bad execution. The author takes all the juice out of the story by padding it with too much internal dialogue.

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