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.
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.
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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