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by James Siegel

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Author:
James Siegel
ISBN13:
978-0751538267
ISBN:
0751538264
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Publisher:
Sphere; New Ed edition (2007)
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Genre Fiction
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1146 kb
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Rating:
4.8
Votes:
779

Author: James Siegel. It looks like just another car crash: a head-on collision on a lonely stretch of desert highway that leaves one driver dead

Author: James Siegel. It looks like just another car crash: a head-on collision on a lonely stretch of desert highway that leaves one driver dead. But Tom Valle, the local newspaperman assigned to the story, is damned good at spotting lies. And for Valle, once a star reporter at America’s most prestigious daily, this so-called accident may be just the ticket he needs to resurrect his career and get him out of the aptly named town of Littleton, California, for good.

James Siegel grew up in New York and drove a cab while attending community college. I have read everyone of his books and each are great, I wish he would write more. Deceit was thrilling and difficult to put down. Despite his award-winning career there, he never abandoned his dream of writing a novel.

James Siegel Deceit To Joelle and Alexa, two remarkable young women who make me proud on a daily basis. Once there were two villages. One village where they always told the truth. To Joelle and Alexa, two remarkable young women who make me proud on a daily basis.

I will probably read other books by James Siegel, especially since I remember watching the movie based on his other novel, Derailed, quite some years ago, but just as with Tom Valle's fake news pieces, I will read Siegel's books with a grain of salt. Jan 03, 2015 Carl Alves rated it liked it.

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It looks like just another car crash: a head-on collision on a lonely stretch of desert highway that leaves one driver dead. Yet Tom Valle, the local newspaperman assigned to the story, is damned good at spotting lies.

Remove from Wishlist. And for Valle, once a star reporter at America's most prestigious daily, this so-called accident may be just the ticket he needs to resurrect his career and get him out of the aptly named town of Littleton, California, for good. Joelle is everything they wanted and they are soon devoted to her.

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  • Well written and suspenseful. Unique plot line. Likeable characters that handle a suspenseful and interesting plot with a lot of humor. I found myself laughing out loud at the main character's internal musings. Highly recommend this excellent book. I read this author's books in this order: I read Derailed first, then Detour, then Deceit. Now I'm reading Epitaph, which is his first book and is a little different and a little slower, but very very good. James Siegel, the author, gets into the 'heads' of his characters, so you know their inner and outer personalities. Great writing style. Unfortunately, there are no other books by this author which is disappointing :(

  • As usual James Siegel never disappoints. I have read everyone of his books and each are great, I wish he would write more. Deceit was thrilling and difficult to put down. Excellent characters and a great plot. This book doesn't disappoint. I recommend this one as well as all others by this excellent story teller. All of his (there aren't many) are available on Kindle.

  • I guess I just don't get popular fiction writers. Take James Siegel here, author of two previous blockbuster thrillers - "Derailed" and "Detour", lean and suspenseful thrillers both, neat little gems that were nearly impossible to put down - five-star reads you devour and can't wait to pass on to your friends. But then something must happen to these guys - their success, maybe, leads them to believe that they now have some responsibility to proselytize and preach and write something they feel is "important" - an overwhelming urge to educate and point out to the reader that it is an evil and unfair world in which we live?

    Anyway, in "Deceit", a paranoid James Siegel fumbles and stumbles around a tired theme - make that multiple tired themes - in this disjointed yarn of yet another case of black ops and government conspiracies. Yawn. But not to be outdone by an endless gray line of similar literary gruel, Siegel tries to spice this pabulum up with an (unintentionally) annoying reporter Tom Valle, a plagiarizer of Jason Blair caliber. The disgraced Valle, like Blair, is banished from The New York Times for making up stories published as fact. Unlike Blair, Valle finds himself exiled in a Podunk southern California desert town, covering car dealership openings and birthday parties. But when a fiery car crash begins looking more sinister than a common - if horrific - accident, the fearless Valle is on the case like Bob Woodward on a Pulitzer. Will anybody believe confessed liar Valle with a story of this magnitude? Will Valle gain back his honor, and win the fetching Anna Graham? Will little green men finally emerge from Hanger 51?

    Well, if you've got more time on your hands than sense, you can hang with James Siegel and Tom Valle for some 408 pages to find out most of these answers - however lame they may be. Siegel peppers his tale with needless and misplaced political yammering, while his Tom Valle, never truly repentant, falls back on worn out excuses of a tough childhood and, therefore, is apparently justified in his transgressions. "Not my fault, folks - blame `society'." But hey, I'll overlook some James Lee Burke-like political ranting for smart prose and tight plots. Regrettably Siegel forgot those attributes from his earlier works and this time spins an incredibly unlikely story that is just plain silly, and stumbles on some major incongruities that pretty much blow the whole premise of the plot. So I'm bummed. I really liked Siegel, and was looking forward to this one - not sure that, unlike Tom Valle, I'll give him another chance.

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  • I love getting an item for .01 and paying the shipping. The condition of the "used" book is what I expect and is in overall good condition.

  • I hardly could put the book down. Being on vacation afforded me the pleasure of staying up quite late in order to continue reading this fantastic novel. If you enjoyed James Siegel's "Derailed," you certainly will be happy to add "Deceit" to your reading list. :)

  • I started reading Deceit while on vacation and it was literally the only English language book to borrow where we were staying. It sounded alright and a good read for a rainy day.

    Tom Valle is working at a small town paper. He used to be a hot shot reporter, but ended up losing it all after it came out that he made up a lot of his stories. His career was ruined and he had a bit of a rough time of it, but was trying to make a new start with the small town paper. Not that it was exciting or anything, but at least he was still reporting.

    Then some strange things start happening. He is sent out to work on a story about a 100 year old lady at the home in town, then a car accident with a dead body that just doesn't add up, and finding someone broke into his house and Tom is determined to get to the bottom of it all. It doesn't seem like it all fits together, but what if it is all connected? Who broke into his place and why? What is actually happening? And why won't anyone talk about the flood that wiped out the entire neighboring town many years ago?

    It was interesting reading the story as it is written like Tom is writing it as he is waiting for the bad guys to get him. He is writing it to you, the reader, so you can see what happened. You can connect the dots just like he did. I liked how everything unfolded slowly. All the pieces started fitting together to make the whole picture.

    The bad guys were really great. Everything that happens, how everything is connected and everything they did to Tom was genius. I really enjoyed that. Overall what was going on was a bit eh - the story they wanted hidden, but it was a good read. The writing itself was a bit lacking for me which made it just a good read and not a great read. Still a fun way to spend a rainy day at the beach.

    This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland