G.P. Putnam's Sons, Hardcover, 9780399162077, 352pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
A twenty-year-old unsolved murder from Florida's pothauling days gets Hannah Smith's attention, but so does a more immediate problem. A private museum devoted solely to the state's earliest settlers and pioneers has been announced, and many of Hannah's friends and neighbors in Sulfur Wells are being pressured to make contributions.
The problem is, the whole thing is a scam, and when Hannah sets out to uncover whoever's behind it, she discovers that things are even worse than she thought. The museum scam is a front for a real estate power play, her entire village is in danger of being wiped out--and the forces behind it have no intention of letting anything, or anyone, stand in their way.
Praise for DECEIVED
“Hannah brings a fresh perspective to White’s much-loved southwest Florida world.” ––Booklist (starred review)
“Hannah’s just getting started . . . With his keen eye for Florida and its unique cast of characters, even man’s man White should have no trouble investing her with a voice all her own.” ––Tampa Tribune
“Wanted: Gorgeous island woman who is also a fishing guide and a part-time private eye. What’s not to love?... Looks to be a successful entry to the genre.” ––Florida Times-Union
“Hannah is more fully realized, self-sufficient and smart, and her deep knowledge of the island community is an integral part of the story. No wonder Doc digs her.”––Tampa Bay Times
“[An] entertaining crime thriller . . . White’s evocative descriptions of life on Florida’s Gulf Coast, both human and animal, win this series its rightful place in the ever-popular Florida crime fiction genre.”—Publishers Weekly