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Foreign Deceit (David Wolf Book 1) Kindle Edition

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From the Author

Foreign Deceit was originally published in December of 2012, written by me during a thirteen-month stint in a small town in northern Italy with my wife and son. It is my first novel in the David Wolf series, and my first novel altogether. Since that day I hit the publish button a year ago, I've completely re-worked the novel from front to back, addressing issues that were detracting from the reading experience with a professional editor, and republished it as a second edition in November of 2013 -- the edition presented here.  
As far as the experience of writing my first novel goes, I'll always remember pecking on the keyboard for hundreds of hours in a little muggy room, surrounded by over twenty pictures of JFK in various stoic poses, listening to screaming fifty-cc engines and loud conversations in Italian as they passed by the open window, sucking in exhaust fumes in the morning, Egyptian pizza aromas at noon, and mouthwatering fish smells on Fridays. I enjoyed writing this first book so much, and wasn't prepared for how much stress it would cause as well (thank God for Prosecco). I probably would have felt even more strain had I known the process wouldn't be done until a year later, when I was back in Colorado -- back where I had found myself longing for while writing that first draft. 
This is the first in what I intend to be a long line of books starring the lovable David Wolf and his friends on the force in the up-and-coming ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado. I hope it's as much of an adventure for you to read as it was for me to write. 
 

About the Author

Jeff Carson is from the front range of Colorado, where he lives with his wife and two sons. Most of the time he's writing mysteries and thrillers starring David Wolf, a Colorado mountain town cop with a good heart and equally good fists. When Jeff's not writing, you'll find him hiking, golfing, playing drums, skiing, riding motorcycles, or camping. 
 
Upcoming projects include -- David Wolf #7 (Summer 2015) 
 
You can sign up for Jeff Carson's new release updates newsletter (books are discounted the first 48 hours) and receive a complimentary copy of Gut Decision:A David Wolf Story by filling out the form at jeffcarson.co/p/newsletter.html . 
Jeff Carson's Books...
Gut Decision 
Foreign Deceit 
The Silversmith
Alive and Killing
Deadly Conditions
Cold Lake 
Smoked Out
David Wolf Book #7 (Coming Summer 2015)

Product Details

  • File Size: 709 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Cross Atlantic Publishing; 2 edition (October 26, 2013)
  • Publication Date: October 26, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AR5HWXQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Jeff Carson is from the front range of Colorado, where he lives with his wife and two sons. Most of the time he's writing mysteries and thrillers starring David Wolf, a Colorado mountain town cop with a good heart and equally good fists. When Jeff's not writing, you'll find him hiking, golfing, playing drums, skiing, riding motorcycles, or camping.

Upcoming projects include -- David Wolf #7 (Coming this summer)

You can sign up for Jeff Carson's new release updates newsletter and receive a complimentary copy of Gut Decision:A David Wolf Story by filling out the form at http://www.jeffcarson.co/p/newsletter.html .

Jeff Carson's Books...

Gut Decision
Foreign Deceit
The Silversmith
Alive and Killing
Deadly Conditions
Cold Lake
Smoked Out
David Wolf Book #7 (Coming Summer 2015)

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72 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Retired teacher Jo on March 21, 2013
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I don't have high hopes for books I can download for free, but this one was pretty good. Officer Wolf was a tough, smart protagonist, and the story was intriguing. There were some parts that stretched credulity: he was willingly helped by two young women--both of whom were gorgeous, and he escaped some pretty messy situations. However, the plot moved well, with enough action to keep me reading.

The story, however, did not reach an adequate ending. The action that began the novel was left unresolved. The Silversmith, Carson's shorter sequel, was needed to bring the entire story to a satisfying conclusion. I'm glad it was available to borrow, because I was frustrated by the lack of an ending in Foreign Deceit.

There were lots of annoying spelling and grammar problems in both books: "Now Connell was a child taking those reigns and running...." Reins
"...through the thick smoke to Earl, who laid on top of Wolf's leg..." Lay
"The long barrel of man with the trucker hat's 45 caliber revolver was dug into the dirt..." Huh?
"You're dad was killed by the Connells, wasn't he?" Your (and there was another place where your was used instead of the correct you're).

After a while, I found the errors difficult to overlook. As with many free or low-cost e-books, a good editor was really needed.
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74 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Jane Scheidler on May 28, 2013
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The plot was not bad, but it was obviously written using voice recognition software. It looks as if no one read it before sending it out. No editing was applied, resulting in MANY homophone errors: Site for sight, chalk-full for chock-full, etc. There were so many of these errors (nearly on every page) that it ultimately became very distracting and kept me from being fully engaged in the book. It was actually hard for me to finish; I dreaded opening it. I paid $2.99 for this book, and I wish it had been 99 cents. Or free.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By C.Law on January 5, 2013
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This is novel for those readers who seek action, intrigue, and mystery from the get go. It's the opposite of an Ayn Rand book which demands extreme patience and long term commitment (took me months to get through Atlas Shrugged). This is a quick read because it moves fast and you can't put it down. I'm sure I'm a bit biased because the story takes place in two of my favorite places on earth, Colorado, and Italy, which I enjoyed due to the ovbious geographic knowledge of the aurthor. It is very rare that I even write a review but this one's worth it. If you're looking for fast moving, addictive, modern adventure mystery, this read is for you.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Hannele on September 17, 2013
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The basic story in itself is good. The characters are adequately developed but the book would definitely have benefited from a round or two of proofreading - the frequent butchering of spelling in both English and Italian provided for way too many distractions, as did the several inconsistencies in the story.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Janice Bryant on May 6, 2013
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I thought the story was relatively good. However, the grammar and spelling definitely should have been proofed. There are always errors, but in my opinion, this book had entirely too many. I won't buy the second book in the series.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By G. Wheeler on January 2, 2013
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I read this novel in about 3 days... it was hard to put it down before going to sleep, needless to say it did not take very long because it kept me very interested until the end. Although this book is considered fiction Mr. Carson uses very accurate details and descriptions to keep the reader on the edge of their seat throughout each chapter. The way he is able to weave a story of an American cop(David) in a foreign country with his ups and downs is fantastic.

I look forward to future novels including the main character Mr. Wolf to find out where he will be next. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a modern day mystery novel.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By phoenix rising on December 18, 2013
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As others have already mentioned, I found the book to contain a great many grammatical and spelling errors, along with poor choices of words. It makes me wonder if the story was dictated and never read by the author! The idea of self-publishing is fine, but the author needs to do the requisite work to present something polished. This book is lacking that polish.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kaleb on April 14, 2013
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This was my first David Wolf novel and perhaps I chose the wrong one to start with. I feel sure Wolf would have been at home in his native Colorado. I couldn't buy into his temporary location in Italy. From my limited experience there are more English speaking Italians in this book than there are in all of the country. The plot was a bit thin, as are the characters. Please don't get me wrong...I read the entire book - it kept me engaged. But the ease of the read is in part a function of the light treatment of murder, law enforcement, and roughnecks well out of their home turf.
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