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There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.Proverbs 14:12Days after US Senator Malcolm Phillips changes his vote on a bill he sponsored, he is murdered and his death disguised as an accident. He contacted one man before he died: investigative journalist, Jack Logan. He left Jack a single clue to help him uncover the truth and keep Phillips’sThere is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.Proverbs 14:12Days after US Senator Malcolm Phillips changes his vote on a bill he sponsored, he is murdered and his death disguised as an accident. He contacted one man before he died: investigative journalist, Jack Logan. He left Jack a single clue to help him uncover the truth and keep Phillips’s widow, Taylor, safe. But safe from whom? Jack and Taylor’s desperate hunt leads them to a vast network of corrupt authority, controlling everything from social media and television programming to law enforcement and US legislation. The key to unraveling a complex web of lies is a set of ancient relics, dating back to the time of Christ. But what do these relics have to do with a senator’s death? Allies turn to foes when Jack and Taylor discover that those closest to them are part of the conspiracy and that they too have been manipulated. How long has a puppet master been pulling their strings—and will Jack and Taylor trust the right people long enough to win what becomes a colossal battle for souls?...

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Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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The Veritas Deception Reviews

  • J.C. Steel
    2019-01-19 09:59

    Set neatly at the crux between political thriller and religious fantasy, The Veritas Deception opens when a US senator arrives at the door of Jack Logan, journalist, claiming that he’s about to be assassinated. Jack, a character who has clearly lived in interesting times, is skeptical, but sends out feelers to keep track of that particular politician—just in case. When the man turns up dead less than a week later, Jack realises that he may be the only one who can unravel the events leading to the senator’s death, and almost certainly the only person able to keep the senator’s widow, Jack’s childhood girlfriend, from falling prey to the same fate. However, even Jack doesn’t realise how far down the rabbit hole this mystery may require him to go... The book is well-written, with a complex, twisty plot. Events from the Nazi era combined with Christian mythology have far-reaching effects in modern-day US politics, resulting in a web of crooked politicians, corporations on the take, and assassinations, with each new page unveiling new connections. Jack Logan, the protagonist, is a strong anti-hero type, with the kind of background that can best be described as chequered. I, personally, found that the insistence that divorce and the pro-choice movements were instigated by Nazis escapees to bring down humanity was enough to turn me off towards the end of the book, but nonetheless Lynne Constantine's story-telling ability and technical skill definitely earnt this book its four stars. Fast-paced and cohesive, this book will appeal to fans of Indiana Jones and classic thrillers.

  • Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws
    2019-01-08 12:54

    Jack Logan was contacted by US Senator Malcolm Phillips who incidentally dies soon after in what seems like an accident. Now Jack has a single clue to follow up on and find out what exactly is going on. At the same time it is very clear that Malcolm’s widow needs his protection from what seems like nameless and faceless entities. Their hunt leads them to a set of relics but they have no idea why or how it is connected to the murder of the Senator. All they know is that the relics are somehow involved and that they are being chased by a huge network of corrupt people who will do anything to get things their way. Not sure who they can trust – Jack and Taylor have to think quickly and act faster in order to outrun these people. Will they succeed?Both Jack and Taylor are very much likeable characters. I enjoyed watching them develop through the pages. The author has done an excellent job with bringing them to life. I have to admit though, the pace seemed to lag a bit here and there, but never enough to actually make me want to put it down. The plot is that of age old good vs evil and though it may feel clichéd, the parallel story lines keep you immersed in it. The antagonist does have this larger than life feel and at a point it feels like everyone is against Jack and Taylor. It helps keep a reader’s interest as we genuinely want to find out who is on which side and how far the antagonists will go.Overall, this book makes for an interesting thriller whose pages are filled with action and intrigue. I would gladly recommend this to thriller enthusiasts.

  • Linda Zagon
    2019-01-08 17:46

    image_538450300884076My Review of “The Veritas Deception” by Lynne ConstantineKudos to Lynne Constantine, Author of “The Veritas Deception” in weaving the intense, captivating , suspenseful, and intriguing plot and the characters in this Psychological Thriller and Mystery. BE WARNED: I suggest that you don’t attempt to read this before you go to sleep. There are hauntingly vivid descriptions of horrific activity and planning. There are twists, turns, adventures, and the chase for life or death.The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. There are betrayals, conspiracy, secrets, and deaths. There is corruption, fights for power, deception, control over every government and scientific agency and social media. . There is a fight over good and evil, and questions of morality and the believes in God. Who are these people, and what are their goals for humanity? Who can you trust? Who is whom they say they are? How can this be stopped? How and who can stop this?There is a question of certain coins from Greece that have caused the death of certain people. Why are these coins so special.?U.S. Senator Malcom Phillips seeks out journalist Jack Logan, with a request to protect the Senator’s wife, Taylor and uncover the truth, before he is killed. After the Senator’s death, Jack and Taylor discover something so huge and frightening , they find they do not know who they can trust? How can they be safe?I would highly recommend this novel to readers who enjoy pychological thrillers, adventure, and suspense. Happy Reading!!!

  • Ronald Barak
    2018-12-22 13:48

    A good novel begins with a good title. THE VERITAS DECEPTION by Lynne Constantine is no exception. Both the title and the story are terrific. So intricate. And so . . . deceptive!THE VERITAS DECEPTION. Yes, isn’t the truth often . . . deceptive.I tend to read thrillers that take place in the here and now. This one flashes back to biblical times, and then works its way forward to all of the technology, science, medicine, and bio-ethics of modern times. If not, imaginatively, future times as well! I found it to be a masterful blend of historical thriller and religious thriller. The pace, the mystery, the twists, the turns all keep you flipping the pages. Everything else about this work, and there is plenty else, makes you want to stop and think at the same time as you’re anxious to keep going.Good and evil. The Christ and the Anti-Christ. Who’s stronger? Who won before? Who will win today? And tomorrow? Once and for all! And just where might this adventure take us in the future? You’ll have to read THE VERITAS DECEPTION and decide for yourself.Lynne Constantine is a young author with a lot of craft skill at her hand. And a lot of substance behind it. I genuinely look forward to more of her works.

  • Grace
    2018-12-20 15:58

    This book was incredible! Though fiction, it read like it was stripped from today's headlines. It began with a murder/assassination and a plot that seemed impossible to believe, as Taylor, the main character, is rushed to safety by someone she had a past with. As the story unraveled between her and her caretaker, Jack, the evil that abounded from the past into present-day was astounding and definitely chasing them as they ran from it. Reading this, I went through many emotions: sadness, excitement, hope and an intense ache for Heaven. I loved how the author slowly revealed each character, and their connection to each other. I also loved the suspense and omnipresence of multiple characters during 1975 and present-day. I cried for Maya and again with Taylor when things about her family were revealed. It made me think about how evil has slowly infiltrated things in our present-day American society and how we've become numb to so much. But Scripture is weaved into the story and the ending is worthwhile...suspenseful for sure, and a must-read! I read it on vacation and only put it down to spend time with family. You want to read this!

  • Tom Bierdz
    2019-01-10 12:38

    I like the title. It drew me to the book. Although the author writes well, she was way too ambitious. This book is all over the place. It is two books, three books, maybe even four books rolled into one. The stories don't jell and it was a story that refused to end. This should also be characterized as Christian fiction.

  • Karen L L.
    2018-12-28 09:39

    This book hooked me from the beginning and kept me sitting on the edge of my seat and unable to stop reading. The book does end with a surprising twist but unsatisfying resolution. The characters worked so hard and sacrificed too much for their story to end this way--so, I truly hope this means there is a sequel in the making. I received a free copy of this book from Story Cartel.

  • Dorrie Constantine
    2018-12-26 12:53

    Couldn't put it down!!!

  • Joan
    2018-12-30 14:02

    This is a great novel giving one possible way the end times might be brought about. A man has made a pact with the devil and is diligently creating the scene to welcome in the Antichrist. He has resources everywhere and it seems like no one can stop him.There are many interesting issues included in this plot. One is genetic engineering. Another is the deliberate control of the culture. People are being manipulated into accepting immorality via television programs. If you ever wondered if there might be a plan behind the moral direction the country is taking, this novel will fuel your fire.I had a little trouble getting the initial plot construction settled in my mind. There are three time periods that we read about. The first is the present day, Jack and Taylor running for their lives. Another time period is six years before when Jack hurt Taylor deeply. The last time period is 1975, as we follow a young woman being inseminated without her knowledge. All of these stories do come together in the end, making the actions of the different eras understandable.And speaking of the end of the novel, there was a twist at the end that shocked me. There had better be a sequel!I recommend this book to those who enjoy reading end times conspiracy novels. The plot is believable and is something that could come out of today's headlines. The characters are well crafted. There is a good deal of action and twists and turns to keep you reading to the last page.I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

  • Rita Sheppard
    2019-01-15 16:54

    This story has an abundance of characters running the spectrum from weak and easily manipulated to strong willed and some who are power hungry that make this a riveting suspense.Damon Crosse is a powerful and evil man who is using mass corruption of the pharma industry, movie and television programming, births, abortions, prostitutions, faith in God, and more in order to control all people.But there are others like Damon's son Jeremy and Jack, Taylor's old boyfriend, who are determined to stop him. Long buried secrets are revealed as these three come together.This is an edge of your seat book that will keep you turning the pages and keep reading.Blockbuster ending. I hope there's a sequel so I can find out what happens next.

  • E.J. Findorff
    2019-01-16 09:40

    The Veritas Deception was a great read. Due to my schedule, I had to read this in many short clips, but I kept coming back and I never got confused on what was going on, even when I couldn't get to it for a few days. Everyone was either being chased or was trapped. And talk about patience to let an evil plan come together! The villain wanted to.. well, no spoilers. Let's just say the villain was a pretty bad dude who wanted some religious coins to complete his heinous puzzle. The problem was trying to figure out which characters were working for him, because surely someone would be...

  • Cherie
    2019-01-14 15:37

    A scary version of good versus evil.An in depth look at human depravity and Satan's power. The author also wrote about God and people who had faith in Him, but the evil seemed more powerful. It was well written and scary in spite of my faith. I hope the sequel shows more victories for God's people. I couldn't put it down. Really good book.

  • Diane
    2019-01-12 17:38

    Wow! I did not expect this! What an ending! Can't wait for the sequel! There had better be a sequel!! Great read from start to finish. Well written! Really loved this book!

  • Molly
    2018-12-27 10:49

    I remember a display in Munich Germany at the 50th anniversary of the surrender in Europe of the Axis powers. This particular exhibit was very striking because it contained propaganda used by Hitler and later by his NSDAP party members. Horrifyingly well aimed marketing tools, supporting the Worker, jobs and better conditions, Bavarian Nationalist materials keyed to the interest of that group, German Centerists, Prussians, and so on very precisely keyed to their target markets. One of the most effective tools of indoctrination for the Nazi party was the HJ, the Hitler youth, that exploited the various groups of youth left fatherless by the previous war, or offered better job prospects to parents of active members. This story, the Veritas Deception, capitalizes on the exploitation of science and orphans, as well as the use of a broad range of media, including the Internet. It gave me goosebumps in the same way that relics if the NS regime raised the hair on my neck. How fitting that Crosse is mentored by a colleague of Dr. Joseph Mengele, orchestrator of so many horrors under the NS regime. There is a great deal of intrigue, action, adventure and subterfuge, with lingering sprinkles of the love story between Jack and Taylor that was engineered to go so wrong. I received an advanced copy of this book, terrifying in its extrapolations on the powers of evil in a multi-media society. Like the story of Jesus, this story is not finished with the "death". Do we face a conflict between warriors of Christ and Anti-Christ ahead? A dreadful cliffhanger, frighteningly intriguing for what comes next.

  • Amy
    2019-01-07 16:41

    Hi Bumbles! Yesterday, I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of, The Veritas Deception, by Lynne Constantine. Thank you Ms. Constantine for the chance to review your work! All opinions are my own......I can say with confidence that this author writes dastardly characters supremely well. This is a thriller that has some twisty, dark content. (It has elements of abuse in it, so please be aware before you read). The evilness of the main character made my skin crawl, which made me root even harder for good to defeat evil in this story. This man toys with the human psyche and his narcissism leads him to believe he can basically become a puppet master of the human race. The novel has a complex web of deceit and manipulation. The madness is maddening. It calls into question the greater conscience of humanity. At the heart of the story, lies a most terrifying concept that continues to evolve with the human race, the ‘elevation of self.’ I liked that some of the book’s plot is steeped in relics of the past. And that major shock at the very end.... never for a minute saw that one coming. This was a tale of good vs evil. Where does the evil lie? Could it dwell in the minds of people you think you know? 🐝🐝🐝 And a half 🐝’s from me!

  • Nalini Warriar
    2019-01-09 17:43

    Couldn’t put it down!What a wonderful story! A real delight. Prose flows seamlessly with the pace picking up as it moves along finishing with an extraordinary explosion. Constantine has just the right touch as she weaves through two diverging plot lines. In one, Jack and Taylor are on the run after the death of Taylor’s husband. In the other, there’s an institute where a self-chosen alpha male has chosen the perfect female counterpart he has deemed worthy enough to carry his child. The necessity for a third subplot about a reality TV producer becomes clear only in the end. My quibbles are only minor and can be dealt with in no time at all. There is a structural issue here. Chapter 14 is only a page long and causes the flow to take an awkward stumble. Chapter 24 is again only two pages long and time has shifted perhaps demanding a new chapter? Chapter 28 still continues with POV started in 27 and does not seem to merit a new chapter. I did notice a typo or two but all in all Constantine knows how to keep this reader enthralled. Weaving it all together with the thirty pieces of silver that Judas got and was lost over the centuries only to be found in the possession of monks in Greece is masterful.Looking forward to more flawless prose from this writer!

  • Susan
    2019-01-17 17:03

    3.5 stars. The Veritas Deception is the first book by Lynne Constantine that I have read so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I found was an interesting and well written thriller. This is a standalone without a cliffhanger, though the story is open-ended for possible future books. There is violence.The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that all info here. The author did a good job of explaining what is going on and describing the characters and the settings of the story. There are plenty of twists and turns in this story to keep you guessing and reading. And this is a book worth reading.I received a copy of this book from the author and chose to leave a review for other readers.

  • C Burch
    2019-01-04 09:33

    Very Good BookThis was very interesting if not a bit scary. The author related the evil of the protagonist to government,media,and others in power which makes you think about society today and our future.

  • Winnie T. Reed
    2019-01-02 10:37

    Not interestingDid not fund the book very interesting. To slow a.plot and not my kind of subject. Not my kind of book.

  • D.J.
    2019-01-15 15:00

    A tightly written suspense novel that is engaging!

  • Tony Parsons
    2019-01-06 09:49

    A class action suit had been filed against the Omega Inc., because of the TV airing of Teenage Wasted. The Supreme Court Manchester v Omega Entertainment entered a judgment in their favor. 1st. Amendment rights. Parents were furious. Kids had taken their own lives. Max invited Jack Logan (investigative journalist) to Sally Goldman’s retirement party.Senator Malcolm Phillips handed Jack a manila envelope also with verbal instructions.Mrs. Taylor Phillips (f, nee Parks) is to be taken to Jeremy Brody cabin in the New Hampshire woods.Malcolm loved to Scuba dive & explore ship wrecks around Truk Lagoon (Micronesia island). Someone had either tampered with his medication or poisoned his seafood at the restaurant.He was pronounced dead.Jack jumped in his 66 Mustang & was headed to McLean, VA.Somebody was pounding at Taylor’s front door. They claimed to be the Capitol Police.Jack, Taylor (journalist) & Beau (dog) took off from her house in a heartbeat. The 3 were staying in a motel. Taylor was PG.Still on the run they were now in Claremont.Dr. Whitmore wanted to talk to Damon Crosse (Dakota’s lover, CEO Alpha Pharma).What did Jeremy (undergrad degree, biology PhD, Harvard) find out about Damon? & what about Maya Deering?TV News flash: Sally Mason reporting for News 15. A family clinic in Kingston, NY, was bombed. The suspect has been apprehended but no name has been released yet.What happened between Malcolm & Damon?What was Jack Logan doing in Salisbury, MD? & What did New Hampshire want to talk to him about?I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one. All thoughts & opinions are entirely my own.A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A fairly well written book. It wasn’t always very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish, but never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great movie, or a mini TV series. It started out with a bang, but then I got lost when you tried to insert the 1975, The Institute stuff. That said I will only rate it at 3/5 stars. Thank you for the free Story Cartel; Sailor Dance Publishing; PDF book Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)

  • Tes
    2019-01-19 12:57

    I obtained a free copy of this book via Storycartel.com. I’m not sure why the book is called “The Veritas Deception”. Obviously deception of truth is part of the story, but deception of truth is also part of many other thrillers. After reading the story, I would have expected the title for this novel to include a reference to Satan or something alike as Catholic beliefs are a main component of the story. Although I found the first chapters rather slow, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It captured my interest and I wanted to know how the story would end. The book is well-written and easy to read.I did find Damon Crosse in the role of Satan on one side and Jeremy and Taylor in the role of God’s countermeasure to Satan on the other side a bit farfetched, but that may be due to my lack of knowledge about Catholicism. And personally, I didn’t like the suggestion that a possible decline of common decency in society is the sole responsibility of Satan, while God is the one and only savior. Also, the book is categorized as a thriller, but contains elements of the fantasy and religious genres. As a result, not all elements blend seamlessly into the intended thriller. For instance, I wonder whether the story wouldn’t have been stronger if the quest for the magical coins of Judas had just been a search for very old coins of great (emotional and financial) value.

  • Cathy
    2019-01-02 17:51

    THE VERITAS DECEPTION ... Wow, Mind blowing, cross between political thriller and a religious mystery. Lynne Constantine brings her characters to life so vividly you are finding it hard to put the book down. I loved the way this book took you on a wild ride through twist and turns, and leaves you hoping for a continuation to the story! I was giving this book for free to read but I would gladly pay for it to read again, it is very worth the money!

  • bambu78
    2018-12-28 17:36

    A lot of suspence, twists and turns characterize this book, which at the beginning resembles scenes for a Mission Impossible stunt. Luckily, after a few chapters, the plot acquires a character of its own, and an interesting one. When you think you have foreseen what is coming next, the road unexpectedly turns into a different direction. Who is good? Who is evil? And the continuous clashing of the two, good vs evil, God vs Satan, religion vs the occult, science vs ethics makes it a page turner.There are of course some faults. The awkward dialogues between Jack and Taylor - her repeated “oh, Jack” are a bit sickening after a while. One of the golden rules of the unwritten pact between author and reader - no lose ends, no sterile branches - is compromised in more tan one instance: Maya’s journal last entry - how could she write it if she never came out from the delivery room alive? Jack’s background story about how he acquired is combat abilities and network doesn’t hold up, maybe it needed more tailoring. Last but not least, far, far too many typos - they are irritating after a while, especially because they are slowing down an otherwise pleasant reading.All in all, you will spend some good hours with this novel - hopefully, as suggested by the open end, there will be a sequel improving on it.

  • P Dreadful
    2019-01-11 10:44

    Free book provided by StoryCartel in return for an honest reviewThe Veritas Deception by L. Constantine is a political thriller that touches on several themes. And that is where the problem begins. The plot started out well with a crazy scientist trying to play God, and while it was not great, it was bearable. But from bioethics it went to a Da Vinci Code-like plot about historical objects and then, it was neither here nor there. Moreover, since I have a degree in biotechnology, I found some plot twists rather far-fetched. For example, no two persons (even if they are siblings) have the same nucleotide sequence in DNA. Thus, if X and Y are siblings and X has A-C-G-T-A-C sequence, then it's not necessary that Y will have the same sequence. But then again, how are they reading the DNA? Are they starting with promoters? The author glossed over that part.I had picked it up after reading Ludlum's The Ambler Warning. So, I had hoped it would be something similar, but it's not.

  • Kim Torre-Tasso
    2019-01-16 10:51

    The Veritas Deception systematically dismantled what I expected from a thriller and re-constructed my expectations into a novel that enthralled and captivated from the moment I picked it up. The story thrusted me into the drama between Damon Crosse (a corrupt authority with a secret master plan) and Jack and Taylor (investigative reporters and ex-lovers united in their desire to halt Damon's efforts). Jack and Taylor's investigation and adventures bring the reader along on Constantine's wild ride that uncovers deep deception and makes it clear that things are not as they seem.

  • jeri gragg
    2019-01-18 16:33

    Veritable DeceptionWhat an exciting read. A fast-paced journey with non-stop action. A smidge of Dan Brown with a touch of Stephen King. Good versus evil, with lots of twists and turns.

  • Fred
    2019-01-16 14:57

    I really enjoyed this book. Conspiracy theories interest me and this is a plausible storyline that is well written with a a great plot and cross stories. Big Pharma, Religion and Politics allow plenty of twists and turns. Read it - you'll be glad you did.

  • Sayani Goswami
    2018-12-28 12:53

    1.5 stars. Started with a great promise but could not quite deliver and at times became long and meaningless. Could not put it down because I decided I will end this book whatever the circumstances maybe.