Author(s): James Siegel
Tom Valle, a smalltown Californian journalist, is reporting on a car crash when he senses that something about the incident is not quite right - this is no ordinary accident. For starters, the autopsy reveals that the victim has been castrated. And although his driving licence pictures him as a 42-year-old white man, his charred bones are those of a black man. Valle's journalistic zeal kicks in, and he is unable to leave the case alone. Even as dark forces gather around him, Valle must pursue the case until he discovers what really happened - whatever the personal cost... A perfectly paced, pitch-black thriller, Deceit propels Siegel into the premier league, alongside Coben and Connelly.