A criminal hiding in plain sight on campus. A professor caught in the middle. Can Dr. Ree Ryland help the FBI stop a killer before it's too late?
Dr. Ree Ryland is an engineering professor who loves her job and plays by the rules. Her life is reassuringly predictable – until an enemy hiding in plain sight decides her squeaky-clean reputation is the perfect cover to commit a crime.
When Agent Parker Landon and his FBI team discover that someone at the university has been procuring military-grade hardware by disguising it as test equipment, all evidence points to Ree. After the FBI intercepts a shipment that puts Ree in the clear, Parker is forced to tell her that she’s being used as a pawn by an unseen enemy. And now she’s in that enemy’s crosshairs. Ree turns down the protective detail offered by the FBI and insists on using her inside knowledge to help with the investigation. Parker is leery of bringing a civilian on to the team, but he’s surprised at how much fun he has working with Ree, even as he tries to keep her out of harm’s way.
Parker, Ree and the FBI team find increasingly worrying evidence that someone is quietly acquiring everything they need to cause destruction on a massive scale. Now, they must uncover the motive and identity of the killer hiding among Ree’s friends and colleagues before it’s too late.
Calculated Deception is Book 1 in The Calculated Series. All books in The Calculated Series may be enjoyed as standalone novels or as a series.
"I love strong female leads and this one did not disappoint! A great thriller and quick enjoyable read." - Anika R, NetGalley Reviewer
"Chapters are short and well paced. Characters come to life on the page and the mystery ensures you keep reading. An ideal summer holiday read." - Born to Engineer Book Club
"I devoured this book to see what would happen next." - Trinica C, NetGalley Reviewer
"This thriller kept me enthralled thanks to the great writing and the strong female lead." - Cristie U, NetGalley Reviewer
"I really enjoyed this story. It's a little bit of a crime, thriller, suspense, mystery with a smidgen of romance all wrapped up in a quirky package with brainiac, feisty female lead." -Laura, Tangents and Tissues Book Blog
"Calculated Deception is a fun quick read that mystery fans will enjoy." - Heidi Wimmer, Book Him Danno Blog
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An action-packed book of mystery, suspense, romance, and thriller. What more could you want? I loved this book that is so well-written with a story so compelling, I could not put it down.
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Engaging, interesting, and authentic!
One of the best mystery novels I’ve read in a long time! This is what happens when female authors write about female heroines- we get authentic stories with a lead who is both believable and relatable. Couldn’t put it down and so excited to read the next installment.
This book is a page turner
I have just finished this book and it is excellent and a very difficult book to put down. It was refreshing to see a strong woman lead who is smart and not broke. Also it gives examples on how a female engineer can make a difference.