Author Gary J. Crawford Offers A Scintillating Thriller in New Fiction

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‘Immaculate Deception’ is a thrilling swashbuckling adventure packed with murder, mystery and obsessive love affair.

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Author Gary J. Crawford carefully pens a riveting, action-packed and enthralling tale of treachery, murder and slavery and how sometimes knowing truth can become the most revealing and shocking information one can take in Immaculate Deception. This book unravels two men’s journey towards looking for their friend who mysteriously disappeared and how they plummet into a sinister world that they thought never existed.

Patricia Pollard is wealthy, beautiful, and needs Sam McCloud’s help. Mrs. Pollard is upset by the indiscretions of her preacher husband, Peter Pollard; and to make matters worse, her best friend’s husband, the corporate financial officer of Pollard’s religious empire, has disappeared. As a private investigator in the North-Central California City of Modesto, McCloud struggles to keep his relationship with the gorgeous Mrs. Pollard on a professional level. “Mac” enlists his cousin, Swede Anderson, the owner of the Downtown Athletic Club, to assist in the investigation. The twists and turns extend into Hawaii, Mexico, and the [Sierra Nevada Mountains], with treachery everywhere. As Mac and Swede follow a confusing trail of clues in Norman Adkins’s disappearance, they discover a network of slavery, drugs, and murder and attempts to discourage both of them in the pursuit of the truth. As it turns out, the truth can be stranger than fiction.

Skillfully written, highly imaginative, Immaculate Deception is an excellent and gripping fiction that is action-packed, bloated with powerful imagery, loaded with substance, and filled with suspense.

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About the Author

Gary J. Crawford is a retired educator. He has led a full professional life, having worked for the Tahoe National Forest and California State Parks. He has also been a licensed real estate broker, building contractor, appraiser, and housing inspector. He taught health, business, and journalism at the high school level and coached football and baseball. He has been a sports reporter and photographer and was awarded a Fellowship by the American Society of Newspaper Editors to the University of Maryland. He is an alumnus of California State University–Chico and Chapman University. Immaculate Deception is his inaugural novel. Crawford and his wife Debbie live on a ranch in the Central Valley of California.

Immaculate Deception * by Gary J. Crawford
Publication Date: February 18, 2013
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