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Subterfuge: A Tom Stone Detective Story (Book 5)

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A wounded man, fiberglass wreckage, and mysterious blue barrels wash up on a secluded Malibu beach.

Detective Tom Stone jumps into action in this gripping thriller novel and uncovers human trafficking as drug smugglers try a new trick.

The Ojos Negros cartel is back and bolder than ever, forming an uneasy alliance with LA mob boss Frank DeVito. Using hidden sea caves as dro
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Published November 5th 2020 by Carved in Stone Media
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Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
SUBTERFUGE is the fifth book in the Detective Tom Stone series and every book got better and better and SUBTERFUGE is no exception! Pages and pages of harrowing suspense, exciting, heart-racing action, international conspiracies and intrigue culminating in a spectacular, explosive event.
Feb 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
I chose to read and review a free digital copy of Subterfuge but that has in no way influenced my review.

Subterfuge is the first novel I have read by the team of Simkovich and Casler Bixby. It’s an intriguing story of smugglers, mafia style gangs and the police trying to stop them. When two cartels collide there is always friction and the creaky alliance made between the leader known as ‘Rabbit’ and De Vito’s gang stops this being the classic Cops vs Gangs, adding a third dimension for alliances
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Subterfuge - deceit used in order to achieve one's goal.

A mob boss and a cartel are in battle to be the top group in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. They are against each other until the leader of the cartel decides that they could work together with his contacts and the mob bosses’ ideas and contacts, they could rule the Los Angeles area, and both get richer than they already are.

Detective Tom Stone and his team are in a battle to bring the cartel and the mob boss down and put them behind b
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I love the way that despite being part of a series these books work perfectly as stand alone.

A secluded Malibu beach is not where you would expect to find blue canisters bobbing about along with several bodies. But, against the odds, there is a survivor. It soon becomes clear that Tom Stone and his team are once again investigating the dark and dangerous world of drugs and human trafficking.

Delgado is just a simple Mexican fisherman who along with is son was bullied into boarding a submarine by
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When you jump into the middle of a series, there's always a risk that you'll feel like you've missed some subtle references to earlier books. Not so with "Subterfuge" - despite it being the 5th book in a series. It works very well as a standalone. It is superbly written, with an incredibly gripping plot, and characters you'll either love or hate. I'm off to hunt down the previous 4 books!

This review was written voluntarily and is entirely my own, unbiased, opinion. My thanks to @damppebblesblogt
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Lon Casler Bixby - Lon is a published author in various genres: Fiction, Poetry, Humor, Photography, and Comic Books. He is also a professional award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in a wide variety of magazines, art & coffee table books, and has also been displayed in Art Galleries throughout the world.

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