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John Shepphird - Deception Specialist - Signed Paperback

Signed Paperback Original

April 15, 2024 Publication Date

Rooting out deception is Jack O'Shea's stock-in-trade.

On the road to redemption from his criminal past, reformed-swindler-turned-private-eye Jack O'Shea investigates a strange death at a shadowy Northern California mountain college-a "visa mill" with clandestine ties to Silicon Valley.

Accompanied by his retired racing greyhound, Jack discovers the college is built on top of an abandoned gold mine. Dark secrets lie below.

As he investigates the suspicious death, Jack's prior sins come back to haunt. He suspected one day there'd be a knock on his door. Deception may be his specialty but not everything is as it appears.

Jack O'Shea was first introduced in a series of short stories published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. The debut won the Shamus Award presented by the Private Eye Writers of America. The second in the series was a finalist for Bouchercon World Mystery Convention's Anthony Award.

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