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  • Paperback: 259 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (August 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432746146
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432746148
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,118,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beveridge HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 15, 2010
Darlene Cox, Web of Deceit (Outskirts Press, 2009)

If you took an English class in junior high or high school, or if you've read my reviews for more than a couple of months, you will have heard some shrieking harridan you can't stand giving you a particular piece of advice about your writing. It is the golden rule of composition, and (unless you're writing godawful, unreadable textbooks) it is the one rule that applies to every written discipline: show, don't tell. Like most rules, it's okay to break once in a while, but like all rules, before breaking it, you should both understand why the rule exists and why you're breaking it. I can't help you with the latter. If you're having problems with the former, I direct you to Web of Deceit, the second volume from Darlene Cox.

Peter Brock is a successful lawyer in New York, but that's not enough for him. Over time, he has sucked everyone around him into the Plan, a plot that involves siphoning off money he's supposed to be laundering and storing in offshore accounts for one of New York's wealthiest diamond merchants. With a few exceptions, no person involved in the Plan knows that any other is involved. Or so Peter thinks. As is usually the case when a plot becomes overly complex, threads start to unravel, and people wind up dead. Peter keeps assuring his partners that everything is under control, but how true is that, really?

About a quarter of the book is presented in flashback. This is not a bad thing in and of itself; flashback can be very useful at times. When it's a crutch that enables an author to indulge in weak writing, however, it's a liability, and that is definitely the case here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cy B. Hilterman VINE VOICE on January 20, 2010
As you read Web of Deceit, you will know the title is perfect for this story. Darlene Cox has spun a web that any master spider would be happy to claim. Pietr Broknovich came to the United States early in life and changed his name to Peter Brock, the name he used as he worked his way through life conniving even those he seemed to love, and who certainly trusted him. His fellow workers knew Peter as a college graduate with all the necessary law degrees. Peter became one of the senior associates of Morrison and Brock, Attorney's at Law. Jack Morrison accepted him as a man that knew his profession and how to manage money in the most successful ways. Bernie was Peter's way through the office, telling him all that was news as well as the many things he needed to know from day-to-day. He couldn't exist without Bernie, or so she thought. And, in some ways he couldn't.

Peter had met Jim Campbell years earlier in Belgium and Campbell eventually had Peter handle his finances. As far as Jim was concerned, Peter was creating a good fortune for his future, or so he thought. Peter was quite the ladies man making each of his lady friends think they were his own gal. Pauli Catarra fell for Peter head over heels as did Jim Campbell's wife, Delilah Campbell, each feeling they had Peters heart. Peter had his way with both of them but had to be careful. When some deaths strangely occurred unexpectedly, the police started investigating. All became suspects but Peter was such a good partner of Jack's that he seemed above suspicion.

All the time, Peter manipulated his clients' funds to different accounts mostly abroad so he had plenty of money for his future. Some strange things occurred within the law offices as well as outside, some involving clients and some involving the clerks.
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Darlene Cox hails from Seattle, Washington. WEB OF DECEIT is the follow-up to her first novel, A LITTLE BIT OF LARCENY.

Peter Brock came from humble beginnings, and has worked himself into an enviable position as partner in an exclusive New York firm. He has everything on the surface: looks; money; women; prestige. But, as so often is the case, money and greed take over his life. Peter has what he calls THE PLAN, and he enlists Delilah, a stripper, and Jenny, an airline hostess to assist him:

"She listened, mesmerized, as Peter crooned his siren song. As his mouth caressed her eager body, he promised her the time with the old man would be short, just long enough for the PLAN to work. A year, maybe two, tops. The best part was that she would no longer have to expose her body in a dingy strip club. She would be the wife of a respected businessman, pampered with expensive gifts of diamonds and furs, a maid serving her every need - all at the small cost of making the old man feel young again. And Peter would not desert her."

Darlene Cox's books tell tales of out-of-control plots and greed that have permeated our society. The extremely wealthy have the power to control both people and their bodies, but the price is unbridled devastation and a sacrifice of our own humanity.

Cox writes in a smooth, knowing cadence that pulls the reader in from the very first word. Her insight into the psychological world takes center stage, and the players all plot

against one another in a macabre dance that is similar to a vampire stalking his or her victim. The reader wants the horror to stop, but can't look away.

WEB OF DECEIT is a great follow-up to A LITTLE BIT OF LARCENY, and Darlene Cox is a first-rate story teller.
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