Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies by Ace Atkins
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...I find it hard to believe...Welles could carry out the high-profile deceptions that he does without someone catching wind...It’s not a major deal, ultimately --- no one really reads Spenser for the villains --- and it certainly won’t deter me from reading Atkins’ next book...
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Synopsis

Boston PI Spenser and right hand Hawk follow a con man’s trail of smoke and mirrors in the latest entry of the iconic crime series. After conning everyone from the cable news shows to the local cops, it looks like the grifter’s latest double cross may be his last.
 
Connie Kelly thought she’d found her perfect man on an online dating site. He was silver-haired and handsome, with a mysterious background working for the C.I.A. She fell so hard for M. Brooks Welles that she wrote him a check for almost three hundred thousand dollars, hoping for a big return on her investment.
 
But within weeks, both Welles and her money are gone. Her therapist, Dr. Susan Silverman, hands her Spenser’s card.
 
A self-proclaimed military hotshot, Welles had been a frequent guest on national news shows speaking with authority about politics and world events. But when he disappears, he leaves not only a jilted lover but a growing list of angry investors, duped cops, and a team of paramilitary contractors looking for revenge.

Enter Spenser, who quickly discovers that everything about Welles is phony. His name, his résumé, and his client list are nothing but an elaborate fraud. But uncovering the truth won’t be easy, as he’ll have to keep the mystery man alive long enough to get back his client’s money. As the trail winds from Boston to backroads Georgia, Spenser will need help from trusted allies Hawk and Teddy Sapp to make sure Welles’s next con is his last.

 

About Ace Atkins

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Ace Atkins is the author of White Shadow, Wicked City, Devil's Garden, Infamous, and four Nick Travers novels. He lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.
 
Published May 2, 2017 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 310 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
on Mar 21 2017

Readers taken in by Atkins’ sureness of touch in the first half of this schizoid yarn richly deserve to get flimflammed by the bait-and-switch that follows.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jun 19 2017

A taut, suspenseful story line drives Edgar-finalist Atkins’s sixth Spenser novel (after 2016’s Slow Burn), which deepens the relationship between the Boston PI and his significant other...

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on May 19 2017

...I find it hard to believe...Welles could carry out the high-profile deceptions that he does without someone catching wind...It’s not a major deal, ultimately --- no one really reads Spenser for the villains --- and it certainly won’t deter me from reading Atkins’ next book...

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Excellent
Reviewed by Scott Montgomery on May 04 2017

In Little White Lies Ace Atkins uses Robert B. Parker’s characters and style to tell a story only he could. Atkins’ talents meet with those of his influence, bringing the character into modern times.

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