Some conspiracies hide in small towns with perfect façades
Before she was spy extraordinaire...
Experience Jade Snow's humble beginnings in Small Town, USA!
The Gren Desert Iraq prequel leads to the next, unexpected manifestation of the international journalist turned sleuth, Jade Snow, in the 1st Accidental Spy full-size novel, STEPFORD, USA. She's now married yet utterly alone, what with absentee world-traveling journalist husband, stay-at-home mom-to-be, who lands in a perfect-façade "Small Town, USA," located in the Berkshires, Massachusetts.
Stepford is a typical for the US idyllic backwater paradise, complete with Victorian antiques, historic Blue Peacock Inn, the gossip central knitting club, and the good old boys' club, to boot. Behind that boring yet presentable exterior hides a hideous coverup conspiracy, an ugly crime for which an innocent man was sent to jail. Amid small-town charm which behind its perfect façade conceals death, danger and buried secrets, Jade must solve the cold case, uncover uncomfortable truths, bring closure to victims and justice to the wrongly accused!
Along the way, she'll discover her unexpected psychic gift and find predestined relationships she'll treasure for life.
"Compelling until the very end. This is a very enjoyable book with terrific characters and a clever storyline that conjurs truths from the imbedded lies and deceit of the higher echelons of Stepford. In a whirlwind of well crafted storytelling we experience Jade's paranormal psychic visions and even venture into a virtual reality laboratory to discover that all is not as it seems. This novel makes clever observations on morality, class and perception with wonderful twists and turns that will surprise and intrigue. A purposeful puzzle, compelling until the very end. Looking forward to reading Lada Ray's other novels." ~ Mardi Orlando, Author
"This exciting page-turner will have you guessing from the very beginning. Lada skillfully weaves many surprises into this psychological thriller. Her exquisite scene setting together with compelling dialogue makes Stepford USA a fascinating, if at times nail-biting, read. I highly recommend Stepford USA. Jade Snow is intelligent, warm and witty. Join her as she puts the pieces together and helps release a town from its dark, hidden past." ~ Jason Sullivan, Author
"Psychological thrillers don't get much better than this. Excitingly and yet chillingly gripping… plot line that surprises you at every turn and absolutely does not let you go." ~ J.J. Collins, Author
"I enjoyed reading this uplifting book by Ms. Ray, filled with intrigue and irresistible characters." ~ A reader
"Sleepy, Uneventful, Small Town Paradise...NOT! I like this author; I'm now starting to read the next book in the series." ~ A reader
Accidental Spy Adventure Series:
Green Desert (Iraq prequel short)Stepford, USA (Small Town Adventure #1)Gold Train (Russia Adventure #2)Accidental Spy 3.3 Omnibus, Collector EditionDragon Gate (Asia Adventure #3 - in progress)