Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Deceit to Die For” as Want to Read:
A Deceit to Die For
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A Deceit to Die For

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  66 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
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
Paperback, 1st Edition, 520 pages
Published March 21st 2012 by Ethandune Publishing (first published February 28th 2012)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Deceit to Die For, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Deceit to Die For

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 712)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Apr 15, 2012 lindafay rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
Mar 08, 2014 Daniel rated it really liked it
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
Jun 10, 2012 Luther rated it really liked it
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
Jul 22, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
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
Nov 13, 2012 Ekrem rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 25, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Oct 23, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
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.
Nov 30, 2012 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
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.
I recommend this book to all who enjoy history and suspense.
Author did a wonderful job of writing.
A must read...
Helena Silva
Jan 12, 2014 Helena Silva rated it it was amazing
Jennifer Margherito
Dec 24, 2012 Jennifer Margherito rated it liked it
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
Apr 19, 2012 Barbara rated it it was amazing
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
Shannon Lise
Apr 24, 2012 Shannon Lise rated it it was amazing
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
P marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2016
Robert Lathrop
Robert Lathrop rated it really liked it
Feb 06, 2016
Ian Donnelly
Ian Donnelly marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2016
JoJoPNW marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2016
Vanessa Adams
Vanessa Adams marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2016
Biscay marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2016
Kays marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2016
David Orbin
David Orbin marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2016
Nospin added it
Jan 21, 2016
Kajola marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2016
Patsy added it
Jan 19, 2016
Linda marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2016
Ciara marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2016
Mila marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2016
Bulent rated it really liked it
Jan 01, 2016
Lauren Palmer Elliott
Lauren Palmer Elliott marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 23 24 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Nine Lives
  • The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery
  • Eirelan
  • Hunting for Sparrows
  • Darby Stansfield Thriller Series (Books 1-3 & Bonus Novella)
  • On Message (Jillian Hillcrest, #1)
  • Murder Takes Time
  • When Pigs Fly
  • Nowhere to Hide
  • Gyges the Terrible
  • Covert Dreams
  • Too Close to Miss (Mara Cunningham Series, #1)
  • The Young Atheist's Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life Without God
  • Dante's Journey
  • The Ambassador's Wife  (Inspector Samuel Tay #1)
  • The Hollow Man (DC Belsey, #1)
  • The Lost Stones
  • Killer in Sight (A Tom Lackey Mystery, #1)
"Author of suspense thriller A DECEIT TO DIE FOR-- The book that is making waves across the globe." Ethandune Publishing

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 about Luke Montgomery...

Share This Book