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A mysterious letter hidden in an old manuscript…
Merciless assassins determined to recover it…
An ordinary family fighting to survive…

When history professor Ian O’Brien purchases an old collection of letters and books, he unknowingly steps into the world of a shadowy organization. His family is soon caught up in a web of intrigue and deceit spun out of a 16th century Muslim...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 520 pages
Published March 21st 2012 by Ethandune Publishing (first published February 28th 2012)
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lindafay
If you like conspiracies, political and religious intrigue, assassins, history and other cultures, you'll want to read this book.

I read the e-book and couldn't put it down. Stayed up most of the night to finish it. This is quite a feat since Amazon indicates that the paperback is 520 pages. I am now totally a fan of the hero in this story, but I can't give away who he/she is because it would spoil it. The suspense was killing me. LOL!

It was not only entertaining but filled with history and cultu...more
Daniel
As a former resident of Istanbul and a lover of anything well-written, I found Mr. Montgomery's rookie novel to be a highly compelling read. I am the type of reader that has bookmarks in five or six books at a time, so it often takes me several months to get through a book. Not so with A Deceit to Die For; I got to the end in quick order. The storyline was kinetic and unexpected at times. The characters were nuanced and believable. The underlying themes were rich and thought-provoking.

The only c...more
Luther
Though Montgomery might not entirely appreciate the comparison, the reading of this book is in many ways reminiscent of reading Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. There are personal "everyday" stories of potential romance interfiled between heart-thumping sequences in which you're wondering if who you thought was the protagonist is going to survive. Add to that a good dose of political and religious conspiracy, and you have a fun, page-turning debut novel from Luke Montgomery.

This story is written b...more
Michelle
I found this story in the Amazon Prime lending library and thought the premise was interesting. The story was great and kept me engaged. The author created characters you could root for and kept the suspense level up. I didn't necessarily understand where the daughter was coming from as far as some of her interactions and hostility towards other characters in the book but that didn't stop me from hoping that everything ended up okay for her and her family. Funnily enough the ending left me wanti...more
Ekrem
This book is a must-read for those who want to get a sense of the current political situation in Turkey.

The author gives a very succinct note on what the book is really about in the very beginning by quoting Pascal: “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

Of course this is a book of fiction but there are many points at the book that are closer to truth than one would expect from such a book of fiction.

The plot is many layered with unexpecte...more
Elizabeth
So a professor finds an interesting letter from the past and decides to research and unearths a conspiracy that's been going on for centuries. I thought this book was going to be like the historian and I was going to regret that I started reading it. luckily for me that was not the case this book has so much deceit and corruption til the very last page. It was very interesting and put an interesting twist on religion being used as a way to take over the world. I enjoyed it.
Michelle
My husband downloaded this book onto our account and I accidentally read it because he has never done that and I thought I had purchased it. I'm so glad that I read it! Just to warn you there is a lot of Islamic religious history, and I started to skip the long explanations and just enjoyed the story line.
Cheryl
It is a page turner, a great mystery, very real and as factual as can be. If you have any interest in Turkey it is a MUST read.
Roberta
I recommend this book to all who enjoy history and suspense.
Author did a wonderful job of writing.
A must read...
Helena Silva
Outstanding...
Jennifer Margherito
I actually won this book through one of Goodreads' giveaways, so I don't know if I would have read this book otherwise. It is a very Dan Brown- esque where the person who you think is the main character comes upon a secret and is killed to protect it within the first few chapters. That whole death is what propells the rest of the story and connects all the rest of the stories that Montomery tries to weave throughout the book. There were parts where I was entranced by the writing, others I had to...more
Barbara
From Academia in London, to the streets of Istanbul, to a small farm in East Texas, A Deceit to Die For takes you on a whirlwind journey filled with intrigue, love, history, and murder.

When the O’Brien family go ‘on the run’ after the discovery of a much sought after and feared secret, there are forces who will stop at nothing to recover or destroy the evidence they have found.

And for those of you who know Byzantine history, be prepared for a some well researched facts that you may not have know...more
Shannon Lise
This book is amazing! Sensational plot, very exciting and full of surprises. I fell in love with the characters; they are so authentic and compelling.

It is a conspiracy story that is full of fascinating information about Byzantine history and really gives you a feel for Islamic culture. It also has some remarkable and provocative things to say about the sinister relationship between politics and religion. An outstanding cross between fact and fiction. It’s seriously addicting! I hope a sequel i...more
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Raised on the ancient hunting grounds of the Mescalero Apaches, Luke Montgomery cut his teeth on tales of Geronimo’s exploits, supped with Viking heroes in Valhalla and embarked on exhilarating voyages with Odysseus. Somewhere along the way, he grew older, but he didn't grow up....more
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