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"Act of Deceit is great, one of those stay-up-all-night-reading stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat . . . Gore gets where he is going with a series of twists, turns and revelations that keep the reader on board and frequently guessing . . . Act of Deceit is one that shines brightly" -- Bookreporter
Mt. Shasta is far from the San Franciscosidewalk on which Harlan Donnally’s lifenearly ended in a crossfire—
But all too close to a decades-old secretthat will force him into another.
The former detective swore he’d never play anyone’s postman. But a dying friend’s plea takes Donnally bearing a letter alive with tragedy toward a sister long dead—the victim of the bizarre criminality of a counterculture that had lost its way.
Stunned to learn that her killer was never prosecuted, Donnally soon finds himself in battle against a broken justice system and on a trail of evil into a dangerous borderland in which the falsely pious and the wealthy abuse the young and the poor. And though each step takes him farther down a perilous path that wrenches him between his inner demons and his mission to redeem a brother’s love, he won’t stop until he knows the truth.
For Donnally made a promise to a dead man, and he’ll keep it—or die trying.See all Editorial Reviews
Just getting into Steve Gore's works. His stories are fast moving,with quick hitting dialogue forcing the reader along a treacherous path of good and evil. Read morePublished 12 months ago by tobyone56
I requested this paperback book after reading Gore's A Criminal Defense which I enjoyed. I wasn't disappointed at all. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Barbara J. Mitchell
Gore's new character, Harlan Donnally is a retired San Francisco Homicide detective who left after being wounded in action. He invests in a small cafe and settles in to a new life. Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by N. Caruso
Steven Gore did something very few authors are extraordinary at. He fleshed out and defined a character in what looked like one effortless sentence. Read morePublished on April 3, 2012 by Jill Guntur
FINAL TARGET and ABSOLUTE RISK were both engrossing first and second novels from Steven Gore, and now he switches to a new character, Harlan Donnelly, a former policeman retired on... Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by Neal Reynolds
From the very begining this book failed to hook me as his past books have. After a few chapters, I found myself skimming and not really enjoying it at all. Read morePublished on January 10, 2012 by Trenton Pittman
It looks like I found another author, Steven Gore, and another character, Harlan Donnally, to follow. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by Lloyd Lofthouse
This book features an endearing character, Harlan Donally, who is a former LAPD cop who now lives in the mountains of north California. Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by JK8
Harlan Donnally is asked by a dying friend to locate the sister he placed on the doorstep of a commune many years ago and show her the letter of the crime he committed and why he... Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by grumpydan