Deception Pass delivers a political thriller that hits all the right spots with excellent characters and a challenging plot to unravel.


The Description

A Spider Green Mystery Thriller: Book 3
Publication Date: March 14, 2022

Faydra “Spider” Green has had a storied career as a Navy lawyer, all while juggling being the daughter of a former U.S. President. She has successfully navigated complex diplomatic situations, pulse-pounding legal investigations, and dangerous military missions, managing each time to save the day. But now, Fay finds herself faced with a task unlike anything she has ever tackled before: fierce mafioso Roman Justine, the man who had nearly cost Fay her life, has seemingly returned from the dead. Now, Justine, hellbent on revenge, poses a threat to Fay and national security. Fay will have to go to extraordinary lengths to stop him, even tampering with the bounds of time and space.


Katrinka Lavrova is a young Russian espionage agent discovered by Russian Navy Captain Lavrov at the age of nineteen. Katrinka worked as both a spy and a sparrow since age thirteen to support her aged parents. Lavrov rescues the woman and becomes her guardian. Captain Lavrov introduces Katrinka to Fay. Fay asks Katrinka to help her steal the top-secret plans from Roman Justine’s office safe. Fay grows fond of Kat and offers her a fresh start in the United States. Katrinka dares to hope for a better life by accepting Fay’s offer.

The Review

It’s been a little over two years since Navy Judge Advocate Commander Faydra Green’s last adventure. Author Norm Harris delivers the third installment in the Spider Green Mystery Thriller series with Deception Pass.

While there’s no shortage of action with three cases involving dead women on her plate, Fay acknowledges she’s struggling with finding her purpose. This lack of direction stems from tragic events covered at the end of the second book. Still trying to pick up the pieces of her life, Fay is less than thrilled about a two-week assignment on a carrier ship.

When the horrors of her past resurface on a collision course with the classified assignment on board the ship, Fay needs to be in top form. Keeping an open mind about the military’s top-secret technological advantages is also vital. This part of the story was quite intriguing.

Packed with suspense, the storyline includes supporting characters from the earlier books to provide a good sense of continuity. The new characters add flavor to the mix, especially as Faydra embarks on a secret mission.

Deception Pass delivers a political thriller that hits all the right spots with excellent characters and a challenging plot to unravel.

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About The Author

Norm Harris first novel debuted on an Amazon bestseller list in 2002. It was a one-and-done, but now he’s back with a plan to publish a couple of sequels to that first mystery/thriller of days gone by. Except for time spent in military service, he is a second-generation Seattleite (that’s what they call those who dwell in the shadow of Mt. Rainier), with his legal beagle son, K-K, and five giant tropical fish. His upcoming release, Arid Sea, is the third book in what he hopes to be an award-winning Spider Green Mystery Story series.


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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.



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Deception Pass delivers a political thriller that hits all the right spots with excellent characters and a challenging plot to unravel.5-STAR REVIEW: DECEPTION PASS by Norm Harris