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Seeley James

Death and Deception: A Jacob Stearne Thriller - Softcover

Death and Deception: A Jacob Stearne Thriller - Softcover

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What would you do with an ancient relic that drives people insane when they touch it? Decorated former Ranger Jacob Stearne must discover why secret cabals are willing to kill for an ancient artifact in the newest addition to Seeley James’s sensational Sabel Security series.


Jacob and his fiancé Jenny, plan their future during their adventure deep in the Yucatán to repatriate a Mayan artifact. Together they hope to leave the past behind them and start anew. They arrive at the remote excavation site only to have one expert declare their stone age carving a fake and another call it the destroyer of civilizations. While the power of myth is debatable, Jacob and Jenny’s good intentions quickly turn dangerous when a murderous executioner comes in search of their relic.

Three warring secret societies draw Jacob ever deeper into their competing beliefs forcing him to choose sides. Then a series of events leave him mystified: a hostage who doesn’t want to be rescued; freedom fighters who sabotage his efforts; and a professor who reveals far too little of the ancient lore. Everyone wants his help, but no one will tell him why. Sifting through unreliable alliances, Jacob must determine whose cause is just and whose is a myth.

As Jacob peels back layers of sinister sects, he uncovers plots against the world’s largest economies. With tight security by the finest police, he leaves it to the experts. But his deep concerns lead to a revelation. How can he explain a threat posed an archaic legend without sounding insane? Jacob will need to marshal his extraordinary Ranger skills, and to enlist help from both friends and enemies alike, to root out a diabolically evil plan … before the few remaining democracies lose their freedoms.

The latest installment in Seeley James’s highly acclaimed Sabel Security series, this international adventure races from Mayan temples to Chicago mansions to a nail-biting ice climb on the tallest mountain in Germany. But be warned: it’ll keep you up all night.


Read the opening pages here.



I fell in love with the characters and can’t get enough of them … I felt every ounce of rage and desperation. -- CarolAnn Review

It wasn't only the story that kept me riveted. It was characters that I loved or detested with a passion. --DreamBeast, Vine Voice

Jacob and his sidekick god, Mercury are two of the best characters ever created — Secret World Book Club

Action packed and impossible to put down. International politics and greed. --Jerry, Kobo

I find Sabel Security adventures like finding James Rollins’ Sigma Force, Preston & Child’s Agent Pendergast, JD Robb’s Eve Dallas, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone, and David Baldacci’s myriad stories rolled into one. – Highly Recommended Books

I loved the character of Pia Sabel – there’s a girl Charlie Fox would team up with any day! -- Zoe Sharp, author of the Charlie Fox novels

A fine thriller with intriguing locations, intricate plot twists and a complex heroine. – Kirkus Reviews 


Note: this is a softcover copy, a high-quality, 6" x 9" paperback. It usually ships in two to three weeks.

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