"I could not put this book down and I highly recommend it to all mystery lovers." -Book Lover VINE VOICE
"Foreign Deceit was excellent and Jeff Carson is an awesome new talent." - Book Worm
"If you're looking for fast moving, addictive, modern adventure mystery, this read is for you." -C. Law
"What I appreciate is Jeff's ability to tell a story, make it believable and keep it fast paced and extremely interesting. I almost lost a night's sleep driving through the final 100 or so pages because I just really wanted to see what happened next." -Greg Wolgin
From the Author
This is an updated version of Foreign Deceit, with a fully-resolved ending.
Foreign Deceit was originally published in December of 2012, written 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 mystery series, and my first novel altogether. Since that day I hit the publish button I've completely re-worked the novel from front to back, addressing issues (such as a cliffhanger ending) that were detracting from the reading experience, 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 hours in a little muggy room while listening to screaming fifty-cc engines and Italian speech floating past the open window, sucking in exhaust fumes in the morning, the Egyptian joint's 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 goodness for Prosecco). I probably would have felt 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 version of the novel.
This is the first in what I intend to be a long line of mystery thriller books starring David Wolf and his friends in the department 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.