Praise for Deception Cove:
“LAUKKANEN HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER. A crackerjack plot enhances the moving portrayals of the leads’ inner lives.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Laukkanen is a damn fine storyteller.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A promising beginning to a new series . . . Fans of C.J. Box and Michael Koryta will enjoy the authenticity of this gut-wrenching story.”
“I could write pages singing the praises of Deception Cove’s vivid characters and ruthless pace–but here’s the short version: Owen Laukkanen sure as hell knows how to tell a story. Read this one, you won’t regret it.”
-Nick Petrie, national bestselling author of The Drifter
“Owen Laukkanen is a powerhouse writer, and Deception Cove cements that fact. Sharp, compelling, and loaded with a thriving setting and a conflicted, relatable protagonist — this is a harrowing story of redemption that feels intimate and cinematic at the same time. A must-read.”
-Alex Segura, author of Blackout
“In Deception Cove, Owen Laukkanen gives you everything you could want in a thriller — rich setting, breakneck pacing, thrilling action, a ton of heart, and a great dog. This is a cancel-your-plans-so-you-can-stay-in-to-read book.”
-Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse
Desperation and a need for saving reeling you in the formations of events unfolding, dog bonded with human with courage and empowerment, there will be a therapy dog in spot of trouble.
A companion animal, a VA doctor placed Lucy with Jesse an ex-marine, Lucy a therapy animal, a mutt partly American Staffordshire Terrier, saved from a den of fighting pit-bulls of many found dead.
Mason Burke, out from doing fifteen stretch inside trying to make a break, find some footing and worth.
Lucy the dog he trained as part of a jail rehabilitation program, he spent six months training this nervous dog and then the dog would go out and help others, is now in trouble and a situation arises to give him that meaning again like when he first partnered with Lucy.
Ex-con, ex-marine, ex-pit-bullfighting rescued dog, amidst a web of corruption and murder, with all the complexities and memories of shadows of the past and ones fortitude in making things right with saving and safety running through this tale.
Three broken hearts and souls need saving through tragedy and conflict with things turning bad on the island Deception Cove in this great tale pulling you in with hopes of justice and peace for the three by the end.
The author has crafted a solid tale successfully building empathy within reader for these memorable characters.