Book Reviews of The Perfect Lie

The Perfect Lie
The Perfect Lie
Author: Dinah Mccall, Sharon Sala
ISBN-13: 9781551666754
ISBN-10: 1551666758
Publication Date: 5/1/2003
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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I thought it was a very good read.
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CIA Agent Jonah Slade learns the woman he loved years ago has been killed in cold blood, her 15 year old son kidnapped. Her sister, Macie, turns to Jonah for help, telling him the boy is his son. Stunned and enraged, Jonah makes the connection between the kidnapping and a drug lord, who's son Jonah killed. It's come down to a battle of an eye for an eye, a son for a son.
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Intriguing and complex, with just enough suspense to keep you reading. Hard to put down.
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The latest romantic thriller from McCall (after White Mountain) opens with a dramatic flourish as frivolous Felicity Blaine confronts her lover, Jonah Slade, to tell him she aborted their child. This "perfect lie" costs Felicity her relationship, but in return, she gets to keep her baby and remain under her wealthy father's wing. Convinced of Felicity's perfidy, Slade shuts down emotionally and becomes an undercover CIA agent. He doesn't learn the truth until 15 years later when Macie, Felicity's sister, approaches him with the news that Felicity has been murdered and his son, Evan, kidnapped. The mastermind behind the madness is a sinister drug lord named Calderone, whose own son was killed during a drug bust orchestrated by Jonah. McCall (aka Sharon Sala, Amber by Night) does a fine job developing her strong, haunted hero. In contrast, Macie lacks complexity and is a weak foil for Jonah. Their interest in each other evolves swiftly into love, but with a rescue in the works and a traitor lurking in the background, readers will hardly notice the abruptness of their relationship. Despite awkward dialogue ("Carl, you sorry so and so, where in the blazes have you been?") and over-the-top characters like Calderone, McCall's mild tale still manages to entertain.
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I am not into murder mysteries but this book held my attention from start to finish. It was well done, well planned and an easy read.
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Very good read. Couldn't put it down.
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A CIA agent finds out he has a 15 year old son after the boys mother is murdered and the son is kidnapped.
There is action, suspense and romance....a fun read.
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CIA agent Jonah Slade learns the woman he loved has been killed in cold blood, her son kidnapped. Her sister Macie turns to him for help and gives him no chance to refuse when she tells him the boy is his son. Jonah wants to lash out until he makes the connection between the kidnapping and the drug lord whose son Jonah had killed.
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very good mystery, kidnapping, etc
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This is another strong read from a great author. Ms. Mccall delivers again with a strong hero and a great heroine.
Jonah Slade is an undercover CIA agent and he finds out that he has a son that is fifteen years old and that Evan has been kidnapped by a drug lord that has promised revenge for the death of his son. Jonah is floored when he finds out that he was lied to fifteen years earlier, and that he has been cheated yet again by the Blaine family. He will do all he can to save the son he didn't know he had even if it means that he gives himself up to Calderon the Columbian drug lord.

Macie Blaine has loved Jonah for years. Even when he was dating her older sister. She is torn in two when she finds out her sister has been killed, her father has been shot, and her nephew was abducted. She knows the only thing left to do is to track down Jonah and tell him the truth and to ask for help.

Jonah agrees to go back to California with Macie and finds himself not only worried about the safety of his son, but also finds himself attracted to Macie. She is everything her sister wasn't and more. She was kind, loving, and forgiving, and strong when she needed to be. Soon Jonah is totally in love with her and will do all he can to get his son back so he can start a family with Macie.

This was a fast paced read and although Macie is not one of her stronger characters she is still likable. The secondary character plus the added intrigue of who the mole in the organization is helps move the story along. This is really a great book to add to your summer reading list!
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Excellent book. Although the author on the book says Dinah McCall it is actually Sharon Sala and all her books are great! Couldn't put this book down!
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CIA agent Jonah Slade has returned from a deadly undercover operation in South America. He returns to find that the woman he loved years ago was kiiled, and her son kidnapped. The woman's sister demands his help in finding the boy.
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I thought this book was fun, if a little predictable. But then, most romance novels are, but the thriller, suspense aspect of this book was very good. Enjoyed it alot.
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Book Description
There's no place to hide from the truth . . .
CIA agent Jonah Slade is back from deadly undercover work in the jungles of South America, battered, bloodied, but successful in putting a notorious drug czar behind bars. But, he discovers, the war has just begun.

He learns the woman he loved and lost years ago has been killed in cold blood, her fifteen-year-old son kidnapped. Her sister, Macie Blaine, turns to Jonah for help, and gives him no chance to refuse when she tells him the boy is his son.

Stunned and enraged by the discovery, Jonah wants to lash out. Until he makes the connection between the kidnapping and the drug lord, who is solely focused on avenging the death of his own son -- the man Jonah killed. It's come down to a battle as old as time itself. An eye for an eye. A son for a son.

Yet for Jonah, it's also much more than that. He knows what he is, a hardened and cynical man. But he also knows what he wants. Everything he's been denied: his son -- and Macie Blaine's love.


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GOOD READ!!!
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good book
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CIA agent Jonah Slade is back from deadly undercover work in the jungles of South America, battered,bloodied, but successful in putting a notorious drug czar behind bars. But, he discovers, the war has just begun.
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CIA thriller. Agent vs drug lord. This is a very
skillfully written book and will keep you guessing.