"Exciting romantic suspense"
Sixteen years ago in Bel Air, California, Jonah Slade is
elated that his girlfriend Felicity Blaine carries his
child and plans to propose. However, his bliss ends
immediately when Felicity informs him that she aborted the
baby and will stop seeing him. Jonah angrily leaves while
Felicity knows her inability to stand up to her billionaire
father Declyn ended the relationship though she lied about
having the abortion.
Over the past six months, Jonah, a CIA agent works
undercover as a mercenary for Columbia drugpin Miguel
Calderone. Jonah sets up the bust, watches Miguel's son
Alejandro kill a friend, so he kills Alejandro. Miguel
sees the incident and vows vengeance.
Thugs invade the Blaine home killing Felicity, severely
injuring Declyn, and kidnapping her son Evan. Felicity's
sister Mercedes, estranged from her father, visits Jonah to
enlist his help. He is stunned to learn he has a kid and
plans to free him, as he understands Miguel's message, "a
son for a son". As the rescue mission unfolds, Jonah and
Macie, as he calls Mercedes, fall in love, but first they
must save the teen and survive the mission before seeking
THE PERFECT LIE is an exciting romantic suspense novel that
readers will enjoy once Macie visits Jonah. The story line
is loaded with action and a strong cast though one
traitorous individual seems out of character. Jonah is a
courageous protagonist and Evan is clearly his son though
the two never met. Macie is a brave person not afraid of
the truth even when it proves costly. Dinah McCall
provides a taut thriller that the audience will welcome.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2003