Fatal Deception - Fatal, Bk 5 Author:Marie Force The wife of the White House Deputy Chief of Staff has been beaten to death, and their one-year-old daughter is missing. D.C. police lieutenant Sam Holland is in charge of the murder investigation, but she's forced to collaborate with Special Victims Unit detectives as well as thorn-in-her-side FBI special agent Avery Hill. Then, ... more »a cold case of her father's resurrects old hurts -- a distraction Sam cannot afford.
As Sam's investigation heats up, so does Nick's political career -- and the heat carries over to their bedroom. Will Sam put the pieces together in time to catch a killer and find the baby, or will ambition, greed and lies prove fatal?« less
Senator Nick Cuppauno and Lt. Samantha Holland's peaceful day off is interrupted when she is called out on a murder. The White House Chief of Staff's wife has been found beaten to death. Their one-year-old daughter is missing. With the help of FBI Agent Avery Hill, Sam and her team of detectives must uncover secrets from the victim's past...secrets that may have repercussions in the present.
Another excellent addition to Marie Force's Fatal series. As usual, the mystery is well written and not too easy to figure out. Nick and Sam are still a great couple whose relationship is growing deeper. We have more of Scotty possibly living with Sam and Nick, and a past investigation involving Sam's father. I liked that many of the supporting characters were involved in the story, including Avery Hill who is having a hard time with his feelings for Sam. I'm looking forward to him getting over Sam and hopefully teaming up with Sam's new assistant in future books. My rating: 4.5 Stars.