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The Deception

(Maximum Security #2)

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4.22  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  26 reviews
“Fans of romantic suspense won’t be able to put this book down until the final page is turned.”—Publishers Weekly on The Deception

When missing turns to murdered, one woman's search for answers will take her to a place she never wanted to go…

After searching for her sister for two long years, Kate Gallagher is devastated when she’s called to the morgue to identify Chriss
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ebook, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by HQN Books
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Jenny
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars, netgalley
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I've heard a lot of good things about this author, so I came into this book with a lot of high hopes. I was definitely not disappointed.

The book was a good plot and well-developed characters.

The characters drive the story and the story firmly grabs your interest.

It's a very high suspense book so if you enjoy that, then this book is for you.

I will be looking out for more books by this author for sure!

Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and t
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Kathy
Aug 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Jase and Kate make a great couple in this romantic suspense. They are united behind a common goal, to stop the sex-trafficking ring that ended Kate's sister's life. Jase is a tough bounty hunter. Kate runs a consulting firm but in working with Jase discovers she can be tough too. There is a lot of action, a lot of bad guys, some violence that is inevitable but all is handled genuinely. Kate is determined to work the case to the end which frustrates Jase as he works to protect her, which makes fo ...more
Lynne
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is only my second book by Kat Martin and I'm still trying to figure out what took me so long to pick up her novels!! Love this series - can't wait for more!! Thank you NetGalley for the advanced copy.
Abby
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*•*ARC copy was provided by netgalley.*•*
•I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.•

What a thrilling read!
I seriously enjoyed this book. I wasn’t that surprised though cause I love me some Kat Martin!!!
There was never a dull moment in this book.!

Kate Gallagher is a smart , funny, sexy girl on her way to the top. She owns her own company and for anyone looking in she fits right in with the lavish lifestyle. Her company is growing and e
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Olivia
Jul 24, 2019 rated it liked it
THE DECEPTION follows Jase (Jason) and Kate (Kathryn) as they work her sister's case together and find a partner in each other. Kate's sister, Chrissy, ran away from home when she was 16, never to be heard from again- until now, two years later, when Kate was called to ID her body at the morgue. Chrissy was murdered, but since she was a prostitute, the police are not making her murder a high priority case.

Kate decides to hire a private investigator to look into the case. When she shows up at the
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Joy
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
“The Deception” by Kat Martin is a wonderful written story that pulls at the heart strings from the first page. Put tears in my eyes! The trafficking of underage girls is a subject that we would all like to ignore but still exists. In “The Deception” we meet Kate who is very strong willed, independent business owner who just found her murdered sister and the Bounty Hunter/PI Jason(Hawk) who she hires to find out what happened to her sister. Kate is determined to be apart of the investigation int ...more
Ann Bollendorf
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kat once again delivers a fast paced, enthralling romance, sending your imagination on a ride of decadence and suspense from the first page to the climactic end. The story of Kate's journey to uncover her sister’s killer and delve into the underground world of sex, deceit, and murder. She entrusts Jason, an experienced and shockingly bewitching, bounty hunter/private investigator to escort her to find the culprits responsible for her baby sisters grisly fate. Kate's professionalism does not stop ...more
Linda Tierney
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After 2 years of searching, Kate Gallagher finally got the news she had been dreading, her baby sister Chrissy has been found... murdered. The morgue needs Kate to come identify her. After leaving the morgue she just couldn’t face going home so she stops at the Sagebrush Saloon to have a few shots and asks a gorgeous cowboy to dance maybe he can help her though the night. Hawk is more than willing but she has second thoughts leaving him with nothing but a name “ only Kate” Her chance encounter t ...more
Book Him Danno
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kat Martin never disappoints with her action, romance, and characters who come alive keeping readers wanting more.

Readers will keep the loss Kate Gallagher feels when she finds her sister is dead and is determined to save others after not being able to save her sister.

The story is raw look at human trafficking how it truly effects the world around us and while the every day person turns a blind eyes to it these Characters are driven to end it.

Kat Martin made sure to research to make the story re
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Deborah Betscher
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the very first page, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat! I couldn’t put it down. Kate Gallagher is devastated to find out that her missing younger sister was murdered. Her quest to find the person or persons responsible leads her to Maximum Security and Jason “Hawk” Maddox, private investigator and bail enforcement agent. Together their investigation will lead them further into danger and intrigue as they find a human trafficking ring operating in deadly fashion. Meanwhile the ...more
Dawn
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
After an awful day Kate decides to try to forget what she's seen and the hot cowboy at the bar might just be what she needs.

While waiting for an informant Jase sees a hot blond dancing over and over and is caught in just watching her. When they decide to dance together neither knows what they're getting into but it will be the ride of theirs lives.... At least so far.

This book is fill with action and hot men, and romantic suspense. The Max is a close knit group of guys who watch each other's bac
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Jenny
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, netgalley
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I've heard a lot of good things about this author, so I came into this book with a lot of high hopes. I was definitely not disappointed.

The book was a good plot and well-developed characters.

The characters drive the story and the story firmly grabs your interest.

It's a very high suspense book so if you enjoy that, then this book is for you.

I will be looking out for more books by this author for sure!

Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and t
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Mary Wright
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a great book. Kate was a very strong character, who knew who she was and how to get things done. I love how she wasn’t perfect and maybe sometimes didn’t always act or behave the way she should, pretty much like all of us.
Jace was of course very handsome, very rugged, strong man that we would all love to encounter at least once in our lives. I think that Kat Martin does a great job with her murder mystery, love romance novels by bringing us storylines And characters that we just don’t
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Margaret Yelton
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review.

Another wonderful story from Kar Martin, the book was action packed with lots of the issues facing us in our lives in this day and age. The chemistry between Kate and Jase are off the charts, as they search for her sisters killers. I would definitely recommend this book to those that enjoy romantic suspense.
Susan
Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Kat Martin is good at providing twists and turns. Kate Gallagher has been searching for her sister Chrissy for two years when she gets the dreaded call--Chrissy is dead. Kate vows to find her killer and for she has Jason Maddox from Maximum Security to help. They inevitably are attracted to each other, but that way lies danger.
Becky S
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great romantic suspense by Kat Martin! Perfect balance of mystery and romance that just flows. Customers who have read her books in the past will enjoy this, and if you haven't read any before I highly suggest starting now~
Breane Ross
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Received an arc from netgalley. WOW, what a great suspense book! Highly recommend it!
Cole
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
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Dave Sloan
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Aug 03, 2019
Pelina Charles
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Mar 16, 2019
Carol
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Book Him Danno
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Jun 27, 2019
Michelle Cable
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Dsbook
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great read by Kat Martin. I do like the attitude of the characters and the mystery in this book. This is an author that I can always recommend to my customers and know that will will enjoy the book
Illustrious Illusions
An action packed romance! They get in more trouble than they maybe should, but I loved the attitudes of the characters and their personalities just kind of shine through making them easy to relate to and connect with.
Pelina Charles
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Mar 16, 2019
Teresa
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Jun 02, 2019
Misty
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kate and Jase are hunting for the man that killed her sister. Kate's sister disappeared when she was 16, and when she was found she had a kiss tattoo on her neck and appeared to be addicted to drugs from the track marks on her arms. Kate and Jace or Hawk are being pulled into the dark world of human trafficking and further into danger.

I thought this was a good book covering an important topic with everything going on in the world. These characters are strong and independent with courage pushing
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Becky S
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great romantic suspense by Kat Martin! Perfect balance of mystery and romance that just flows. Customers who have read her books in the past will enjoy this, and if you haven't read any before I highly suggest starting now~
Shkolnikjx
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this thriller! Great storyline, character depiction and the writing just flows. Kudos to the author who truly managed to bring the story to life. I enjoyed the book very much and will definitely make sure to read more by this talented writer.
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Kathleen Kelly Martin (aka Kathy Lawrence, Kasey Mars)

Kathleen Kelly was born on 14 July 1947 in the Central Valley of California, USA. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and also studied History at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She was a real estate broker, when she met her future husband, Larry Jay Martin. A short time after the two became acquainted, Larry asked her to read
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Maximum Security (2 books)
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