Brandon Morrissey is shocked, to say the least, to find out he is a father of a two-month old little boy named Michael, but he is dumbfounded when he discovers that the childs mother has been murdered and that the murder might be linked to his own grandfathers conviction for espionage many years before. Assistant DA Taylor Bartholomew is, reluctantly, on her way out of the DAs office and headed to her familys shipping company, because her father demands it of her. Taylor takes on one last case before she leaves. It looks cut and dry on the surface, but is steeped in mystery and comes with someone that could either be friend or foe. Eventually, Brandon and Taylor must learn to work together in order to unravel murder, espionage, and decades of lies before history has a chance to repeat itself.


A weaver of words, Ms. Barcelona creates a story that draws you in from page one, keeps you on the edge of your seat, and leaves you wanting more. The plot is original and the research and historical facts make Deceivedan excellent and intriguing read. Not only the main characters, but the supporting characters as well, are interesting, believable, and loveable. The villain is surprising and is one of those characters that readers will personally like to get their own hands on. Deceivedis fast paced, heartwarming, maddening, and enjoyable book all rolled up into one terrific package!


Mary-Nancy Smith