The Great Deception

A superbly-researched mystery thriller set mainly in England and German-occupied Holland during World War Two:  THE GREAT DECPTION is exactly that.  A fascinating tale about the GREATest deception immaginable.

The book begins on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in 1947, two years after the end of the Second World War, when one morning Shelly Wareing, wife of Cole Wareing, now a country farmer, receives a visit from Cole's wartime friend and comrade, American, Tudor Harrington.

Cole vanishes the very same night, leaving only a note for Shelly to say that he will come back no matter how long it takes. Shelly is bewildered.

Searching for clues, Shelly discovers a box containing Nazi memoribilia and a photo of a radiantly beautiful woman lovingly signed to her husband.  Shelly is astounded; who exactly is the man she married?  She decides to follow Cole, who is now half-way across the world pursued closely by Tudor and his associates who are determined to kill him.

Cole has realised the only way to understand the reason for Tudor's death threat is to unravel the past.

What ensues is a journey back in time to the depths of the Second World War and the astonishing deception undertaken by Cole while embarking on a dangerous love affair with the mysterious Dutch woman, Laetitia de Witt.