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Genre: Mystery
Length: Complete novel

Suspended lawyer turned PI, Clay Tempero, must battle a hidden political force in solving a case of a missing boy, believed to have been murdered by his mother.

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Suspended lawyer turned PI, Clay Tempero, is doing it hard in Sydney. Then an old mate asks for his help in defending a client charged with murdering her son, though his body has never been found. But it’s not long before he finds the most important witness, a wannabe superstar, dead in her own home. The woman bankrolling the defence, Helena Carter, candidate for the lord mayoralty of Sydney, persuades Clay to find the missing boy – dead or alive. But what’s her real motive? Is this case too close to home for Clay, who has his own demons to cope with? Fast moving, taut, darkly humorous and rich in memorable characters, Deceit is a must-read for Mark McGinn fans.

Deceit delivers action, suspense and an insider's look into politics, law and life Down Under. It's most highly recommended. = Jack Magnus for Readers Favorites
About the Author
Mark McGinn

Mark McGinn lives in Christchurch, NZ with his family. When he's not writing crime novels, he's enjoying sport, reading other crime writers and, with U2 live in his ear, trying to minimise the excesses of red wine and chocolate on an exercycle that looks like a dark age instrument of torture. Now writing his fifth novel, he has previously written two Sasha Stace legal thrillers, a third is with his editor and a mystery. A short story, Perfect Cover, has been published by Fairfax Media.

During a lengthy career in the NZ court system, Mark had the privledge of seeing some of the finest lawyers and judges in action in many notable criminal jury trials. That experience and his subsequent background in psychological assessment has enriched and driven his crime writing.

You can reach Mark through his author page on Facebook: or, follow him on Twitter as McGinn Crime.

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