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Will he help find her sister’s killer . . . or lead the killer to her door?When FBI Agent Kaitlyn Knight discovers her brother-in-law is Vyper—the notorious cyber-criminal and murderer wanted by the FBI—Kait doesn’t question her duty to arrest him. But when he murders her sister in front of her, leaving her infant niece motherless, Kait vows to hunt him down and bring himWill he help find her sister’s killer . . . or lead the killer to her door?When FBI Agent Kaitlyn Knight discovers her brother-in-law is Vyper—the notorious cyber-criminal and murderer wanted by the FBI—Kait doesn’t question her duty to arrest him. But when he murders her sister in front of her, leaving her infant niece motherless, Kait vows to hunt him down and bring him to justice while raising the baby.Three years later, and not even a whisper of a lead in her search, Kait is about to give up hope of ever finding Vyper. All of that changes when he goes on a murderous spree taunting Kait with clues that she and homicide detective Sam Murdock must solve before her devious brother-in-law takes another life. As the body count rises, Sam discovers the killing spree is really about striking back at Kait. He must put everything on the line—including the relationship he’s developed with Kait—to ensure her safety. The killer is waiting, watching her every move—and he won’t stop until he’s exacted his revenge and reclaims his rights to raise his daughter....

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  • Julie Graves
    2019-04-18 02:59

    Kait works for the FBI. Her brother-in-law is a computer genius using his ability to steal from unsuspecting victims. While escaping the law he accidentally kills his wife instead of his intended victim, Kait.Kait has made it her priority for 3 years searching for any sign of her brother-in-law. Fenton has finally turned up but he has no intention of being caught, his sole purpose is to get his daughter from Kait and to exact his revenge on Kait for ruining his life.With a series of grizzly murders Fenton plays a game of cat and mouse with Kait and local law enforcement detective Sam Murdock. How many people will he murder before he gets to Kait? Sam is determined to not let that happen.MY THOUGHTS:Seriously! Oh my goodness! Full of suspense from the very beginning! I loved every minute of it! Every character was fully developed, their feelings, their emotions, and their realness totally believable. Reading Fenton's evil plans and thoughts and deeds was totally creepy. Also the dangers of scammers on computers makes me kind of never want to get on a computer again! Well done Susan Sleeman!! Looking forward to the next book in the Agents Under Fire Series.

  • Valri Western
    2019-04-03 01:28

    There are some books that just capture you and transport you right along the storyline as if you are watching it unfold in real time. This was one of those books for me. Of course having it set in the Portland area where I reside didn't hurt but you don't have to live in this area to be caught up in the magic that is Susan's writing! I was blown away by this book! I couldn't read it fast enough. It was obvious from every chapter that the author did extensive background research. The realism was amazing which led to the credibility of the storyline. I will never look at my computer or cell phone the same again! Although the main storyline focuses on a heinous crime spree of a serial killer, Fenton Rhodes, the author put so much "humanity" in it with her characters, Kait, the FBI agent, and Sam, the Portland police detective, and of course, Lily, the darling 3 year old niece of Kait. There are many other characters that make this book real and human too. I loved the action-packed scenes and the quiet, reflective scenes - a great balance. How awful Kait feels to know that Fenton, her brother-in-law, is the killer and is doing all this killing as part of a revenge plot to punish her for the loss of his wife, Kait's sister. Kait feels responsible for every death that happens, which drives her harder to catch him but she works for the FBI and they have rules so she has to play by them! Sam, is the detective that gets assigned to the first case so it's natural a task force is soon made between the FBI and the Portland Police Dept. The book continues to follow a real investigation and I really loved that! When I reached "THE END", I literally had to take a breath and just take it all in for awhile! I will be thinking about this book for months to come! It was that good. I would highly recommend it!*I received this book from the publisher for an honest review

  • Michelle
    2019-04-24 23:15

    Every book I read by Susan Sleeman just gets better and Web of Deceit quickly drew me in, becoming one of my favorites. With plenty of suspense and action mixed with a little romance and relatable characters, this story was everything I look for in a good book. Also, I appreciated that the author wrote about some gruesome scenes without getting too graphic and kept it clean and free of profanity and sex.Plot: FBI Agent Kaitlyn Knight learns her brother-in-law, Fenton Rhodes, is the notorious cyber criminal Vyper. When she tries to arrest him, he ends up killing his wife Abby, Kait's identical twin. Fenton manages to escape and Kait is left to take care of their infant daughter. Kait vows to track him down, but for the next three years, Fenton lays low. Then Kait's FBI team gets a lead, which takes them to a body. Is it connected to Fenton? She teams up with Detective Sam Murdock to investigate. Sam first met Kait three years ago at the scene of her sister's murder and is drawn to her. As they get closer to tracking down Fenton, the danger to Kait escalates and Sam must keep her and her niece safe, whether Kait thinks she needs his help or not.Characters: Kait is very focused on her job, and feels inadequate as a mother to her niece. She's the tough agent, but yet is very vulnerable as she's so emotionally attached to this case. Sam was my favorite character. He's out of his element investigating this case as he's not very technologically savvy, but I liked that he wasn't afraid to admit it and ask questions when he didn't understand. Both Kait and Sam have faced big losses in their lives, leaving them both a little wary of a relationship, yet they find themselves fighting the attraction to each other. We're also introduced to Nina and Becca, Kait's fellow FBI agents in this story, setting the scene for the following books.This story is told through multiple points of view, giving the reader a more complete picture of what's happening. While Fenton is the bad guy and completely evil, I'm glad we got to see things from his perspective too. The reader knows before Kait even realizes it, just how close he is to her and how much danger she's in.I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense and clean reads. Even knowing who the bad guy was at the beginning of the story, it still kept me on the edge of my seat, guessing what would happen next and how they would manage to track him down. Exciting start to the series and I can't wait to see more of these characters in the next book.http://www.susansleeman.com/books/com...*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Becky
    2019-04-11 02:03

    Susan Sleeman's newest romantic suspense quickly wrapped its tangled threads around me and thoroughly encased me, not allowing me to escape from the high tension until I reached "THE END." Intense drama is created by the fact that FBI agent Kaitlyn Knight is frantically searching for her former brother-in-law, Fenton Rhodes. Rhodes is a computer hacker of the highest ability who initially killed his partner to take over his business. As Kait is about to turn Rhodes in to her superiors, Rhodes attacks her, but her twin,Abby, Rhodes's beloved wife, is the one who is killed.Thus begins a horrible cat and mouse game.Detective Sam Murdock, of the Portland Police Bureau, is assigned to the case, but Kate, with personal ties, keeps trying to force her way into the scene. Feeling sorry for her at first, he allows her liberties. However,as they work together and the two agencies also combine forces, Rhodes turns up the heat with grisly actions that cause Kate and Sam to question themselves and each other. Will these two choose self-loathing and shutting down in each other's presence, or will they be able to trust and open up so a real relationship can flourish,providing Fenton is found before the reader's heart gives out!I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I am, however, still shaking in fear. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Beth
    2019-04-05 04:18

    This book caught my interest from the first page and lasted all the way through the book. There is so much action it was a hard book to put down. I contained all the elements of a fantastic, suspenseful murder mystery.

  • Suzie
    2019-04-20 02:11

    Over the past year and a half, I’ve been trying to study up a little on what makes a good writer. Things like showing instead of telling, tight dialogue, engaging chapters. Since I’ve been researching those things a little more, I’ve become more aware of when those things are done well or poorly in whatever I’m reading at the time. Author Susan Sleeman could teach a course on how to immerse readers in writing. As I was reading Web of Deceit (the first book in her Agents Under Fire series), I found myself highlighting passage after passage that stood out to me. FBI agent Kaitlyn (Kait) Knight has spent the last three years searching for the man who murdered her twin sister in front of her, her brother-in-law. Juggling her career with caring for her three-year-old niece isn’t always easy, and when a computer code that resembles Fenton’s work surfaces, her team scrambles to check out the lead. They arrive on the scene only to find the Portland police already there to investige a murder. Detective Sam Murdock remembered trying to offer Kait comfort the day her sister died and is drawn to her when he sees her again. Both Kait and Sam are haunted by their past and as they work together to track down a killer before he claims another victim, they struggle with their own demons as well as their attraction to each other. From the first time Kait and Sam meet in the book, their attraction is palpable. Kait’s guilt over her sister’s death as well as her determination to catch her sister’s murder resonates with readers. Sam’s concern for others, especially Kait and her niece, is evident through his words as well as his actions. Sleeman handles the details of the murders well, giving just enough detail to give the reader an idea of how gruesome the killer’s choice of death is but leaving much to the imagination. And her descriptions of police procedures make you feel like you’re right there with Sam, Kait, and the other law enforcement officials involved in crime scenes.I didn’t want to put the book down as I was drawn into Kait’s world as a cyber criminalist for the FBI. And believe me, I will think twice before clicking on any link in my email from now on.

  • D.H.
    2019-04-18 04:11

    This is the premier title in Susan's new Agents Under Fire series. It begins with edge-of-your-seat suspense and doesn't stop until the final sentence. Not what I expected. BETTER! Warning: don't read late at night because you will not sleep till it's finished!Kait Knight lives every agent's nightmare; tailing a family member, her brother-in-law, as a mastermind criminal hacker. She find that he is also quite mentally unhinged. In an attempt to kill her, Fenton Rhoades accidentally kills his wife, Kait's twin sister Abby. He escapes, and the following three years are Kait's attempts in catching him at all odds. The story picks up at that point, showing Kait struggles with being a single mother raising her sister's only child and balancing her career as a Special Agent in Portland. Add in a healthy dose of maternal disapproval, and you see Kait's living on the edge. Kait and Fenton play a tight, no holds barred cat and mouse game as he attempts to gain his child back and revenge on Kait for Abby's death. The local police, in the form of Detective Sam Murdock, who was at the original crime scene three years ago, begin investigating a series of seemingly unconnected murders. He and Kait must work together, and with the task force formed, to catch Fenton before his serial murder spree grows. It's all out thrills as you follow the trails, cringe when they miss and cheer the final outcome.Susan follows her other suspense series in fine form. The characters are real, down to earth and engaging. She uses accurate background data so the tale is believable, a compliment to her attention to small detail and research. I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Laura
    2019-04-03 02:59

    I have truly enjoyed following this author as she perfects her craft! Susan Sleeman’s book, Web of Deceit, will not disappoint. This most recent title is part of her new Agents Under Fire series and it is a great read. The drama unfolds on page one and keeps the reader engrossed until the very end. It quickly becomes apparent that Sleeman has done her research: the investigative protocol and crime scene details are incredibly realistic. Authentic, inspiring characters are formed into a first responder taskforce whose expertise cannot be doubted (although self-doubt and deep reflection creep in unexpectedly). This group of agents pull together under the pressure of time to stop a murderer before he strikes again and again and again. I love how Susan pulls the reader into the narcissistic mind of the serial killer, a cybercrime mastermind. Every reader wants to know ‘why’ a person would willingly commit such heinous violations against humanity? Ms. Sleeman journey’s into the killer’s mind and exposes his irrational thinking which leads to his repulsive conduct. I so appreciate the author’s ability to depict gruesome facts and yet keep the storyline as tasteful as possible when dealing with criminal behavior. This book is a must read if you are a fan of Christian romantic suspense. Highly recommend!

  • AudioBookReviewer
    2019-04-16 04:00

    My original Web of Deceit audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Even the smartest of criminals should know, you never mess with family!  Vyper also known as Fenton, a cyber-criminal, and brother-in-law, to Kaitlyn Knight (FBI) commits the most atrocious crime ever – he kills his wife and twin of Kaitlyn – he becomes her sole focus in the world.  Kaitlyn assumes the care of her sister’s infant child, Lilly after her death and her father’s disappearance.Kaitlyn never breaks her promises and when she promised to bring Fenton to justice for the murder of her sister, that is what she sets out to do.  For three long years she has hunted, now Fenton has returned with his own sick agenda.  For Kaitlyn, everything she loves and knows is in danger because of Fenton’s revenge.  Fenton blames Kaitlyn for his wife’s death and his daughter being taken from him.  Revenge is his motive.  Who will come out on top and at what expense?A well-constructed suspense story filled with mystery and intrigue.  Well written, Susan Sleeman, author, creates a world that is focused on family, justice, and relationships filled with twists and turns.  Her characters were well-developed and realistic. The conversations were well scripted also.  The relationships and situations were well thought out and executed.I enjoyed listening to Web of Deceit for several reasons – it was well done, well written, creative and clean.  It’s bad enough having to read the gratuitous sex scenes let alone listen to them!  So this was a major plus for me.Narrator, Jack Wayne performed the audiobook expertly bringing the story to life.  Each character had a distinctive voice and attitude.  I thought Wayne did an excellent job of bringing the suspense to a tangible level.  I enjoyed his voice and performance.Mystery and thriller listeners will enjoy this book immensely.There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook.Audiobook was provided for review by the publisher.

  • Laura
    2019-04-17 22:18

    My thoughts: WEB OF DECEIT is the first book in Ms. Sleeman's Agents Under Fire series. I read Web of Secrets first and I'm happy to announce these books stand alone. These are not technically Christian books. There are no mentions of God, churchor prayer (and honestly I have no idea how these agents and officers survived their horrific jobs without God.) However, they are clean, and while there might bementions of passion, or desire, or longing, there is no acting on it. I liked Kait and I loved Sam. Lily was a nice addition. And Lily's dad is the stuff nightmares are made of. Seriously. The man had to have been out of his mind to do what he did. I learned a lot about computer hacking that I didn't know, and I wanted Kait and Sam to find the man before someone else died. For more conservative readers, there is a couple instances of "soft swear words", and several instances of drinking alcoholic beverages. If you like romantic suspense, you will love Susan Sleeman--and this series is very suspenseful. Don't miss WEB OF DECEIT or any of the other books in this series.

  • Leslie M.
    2019-03-26 00:24

    Federal Agent Kait Knight discovers that her brother-in-law Fenton is a wanted cybercriminal, known as Vyper. She knows that it is her duty to arrest him, even though he is the husband of her sister Abby and the father of her niece Lily. However, she did not expect him to murder her sister and go on the run, leaving Kait to care for Lily. Vyper’s trail seems to have run cold, causing Kait to have a false sense of security. She doesn’t realize that he is far closer than she could ever imagine, especially since he is determined to gain custody of Lily.A growing body count brings the focus back to Vyper, with homicide detective Sam Murdoch on the case. It quickly becomes apparent that the murderers are a message to Kait, and that she is his ultimate target. Will Sam be able to keep Kait and Lily safe? How many other people will die along the way?This is the first book in Sleeman’s new “Agents Under Fire” series, and the realistically creepy details pertaining to the murders and cybercrimes are almost certain to stick with you long after the last page (as well as keep you up at night)! This is a bit edgier than some of Sleeman’s other romantic suspense novels. Strong visuals from the killer’s psychopathic point of view add to the scary reality. There are lots of technical details, proving the amount of research that went into this story. The pace will leave you on the edge of your seat. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Cheri Swalwell
    2019-03-27 20:26

    I had the privilege of reading Web of Deceit. This is the first book in a series about FBI women. Oh my goodness - action and suspense from the beginning. I absolutely love how Ms. Sleeman develops characters - both male and female. She makes them stand apart, not just from each other, but as individuals. She builds communities that I love being part of. I love how she allowed us to get to know some of the secondary characters of whom I can’t wait to read about and get to know better in the future. I love how she can get into the mind of the suspect as well as the victim. She has the ability to help us see the different ways people think (right or wrong) and how people’s actions affect those around them, good or bad. I love how she took a complicated subject matter (internet safety) that affects all of us daily and broke it down to easily understood pieces, so I got an education while being entertained. I definitely look at the internet and what I do on the computer much differently now than I did before I started reading. This book was great - I couldn’t put it down, didn’t want to put it down, and am still thinking about it two weeks after reading it. It had depth, suspense, mystery, some humor, and lots of action, not to mention romance. I love living vicariously through Ms. Sleeman’s books. I’m a huge fan and can’t wait to read more.

  • Melanie
    2019-04-23 21:58

    Web of Deceit is the second book I've read by Susan Sleeman and another great suspense story! I really liked the cyber-crime aspect and how even though the cops knew who was behind the killing spree, it wasn't easy trying to catch Vyper. Speaking of the killer...he was creepy! The stuff he did was just terrible and made my skin crawl. I liked how there was a little bit of a side romance story (or at least a hint of one to come??), in addition to the main one. I hope Susan writes another books with these characters, so I can see what happens next in their lives.All in all, a very enjoyable romantic suspense novel. I really liked it and recommend it if you are a fan of the genre!*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

  • Susan Snodgrass
    2019-04-05 21:20

    Susan Sleeman knows how to do suspense. And she does it very well indeed. When FBI Agent Kait Knight watches her brother-in-law murder her twin sister right in front of her, she vows to bring him to justice. He goes by the name Vyper--the notorious cyber-criminal turned murderer. Three years later, Kait has about to give up hope of ever finding Vyper. All of that changes when he goes on a murderous spree taunting Kait with clues she and homicide detective Sam Murdock must solve before her devious brother-in-law takes another life. As the body count rises, Sam discovers the killing spree is really about striking back at Kait. He must put everything on the line to ensure her safety. The killer is waiting, watching her every move, and he won't stop until he's exacted his revenge.Sleeman starts out on a run of suspense, and doesn't let up one bit until the very last! Her writing is tight, and expertly done. It's almost as if you're on a roller coaster, a huge, scary one, hurtling toward the end and can't get off! Seriously, the woman is a master at what she does. I am a forever fan!

  • Amanda
    2019-03-29 22:14

    So I just finished Web of Deceit by Susan Sleeman. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It kept my interest and was very easy to loose myself in. I'm very much looking forward to the next book in this series. As usual I offer no spoilers only this..... if you love a clean, murder mystery you have to read this book!

  • Elizabeth Goddard
    2019-03-27 21:12

    Susan Sleeman knows how to write romantic suspense. This book is unputdownable and will keep you on the edge of your seat! I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

  • Norma
    2019-04-03 04:07

    ( Format : audiobook )"The best dad on the planet ..."Three years after accidentally killing his wife when aiming to shoot her twin sister, computer hacker and internet scammer Fenton is back to reclaim his young daughter and punish the FBI agent sister who still lived.Susan Salesman has written an enjoyable romantic thriller (with definite emphasis on the romance) if the listener is able to make an enormous leap into the suspence of disbelief, firstly that a man, badly shot in the leg and being hunted by the FBI for double murder and grand internet fraud, should be able to disappear completely for three years only then to emerge as a fully fledged, gruesome serial killer able to stalk, and even frequently enter the house of, the one agent most obsessively wanting to find him, without a single sighting or suspicion of his presence; and secondly that this same agent, sister of the dead woman and bringing up her child, no matter how headstrong, would be allowed to work on a the case despite her personally intimate involvement and obvious emotional incompetence where this particular target is concerned.Seen from different points of view, including that of the brother in law killer, Fenton, as he watches and plans his revenge, the main characterisations are well drawn, displaying the obsession of both to punish the other. Good, too, is that of the detective and love interest, Sam, as he tries to inject a little reason into the situation despite his own personal ghosts. The voicing of Sam, by narrator, Jack Wayne, is superb, with a slow, rich, deep Texan accent perfectly reflecting the identity of this detective.The understandably neurotic agent, Kaitlin, is also well portrayed by him and the creepy, crazy Fenton is presented as just that, with an unpleasant sneer in the narrator's voice and the twee voice of the three years old child is also perfectly captured.The whole story is read with considerable emotion, reflecting that inherent in the text. Both story and reading are fast paced and it is easy to be swept along by the combination. This is the first Susan Salesman book that I have read, my copy having been freely gifted to me, without any expectations, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you. I did enjoy it despite my serious reservations about the plausibility - this is fiction, after all. Would I recommend it? Perhaps not to anyone who wanted their thriller to be more hard core, but for a romance against a serial killer chase background, most certainly. It is an easy, enjoyable listen made all the more intense by the narration.

  • Glenda Parker
    2019-04-18 01:02

    This is book one of the Agents Under Fire Series. I really enjoy Susan's books and this is an excellent example of her work. I'm looking forward to book two. This story is well written, action packed, and full of intrigue. The subject is on the dark side but Susan handles it in unique way. You are going to love the book.FBI Agent Kaitlyn Knight, a member of the Cyber Crime Action Team, is on a quest to find her sister's killer. Three years ago her twin sister died at the hands of her unstable husband leaving their baby daughter for Kait to raise. Fenton just disappeared. Now three years later he has returned to destroy Kait and take his child back. Kait is sure they have found him but when they arrive at the scene it is not his dead body they find but the body of an unknown man who had been tortured by a monster. Fenton leaves messages to assure Kait he is the killer and he is coming after her.Detective Sam Murdock is investigating a homicide when the FBI Agent shows up. He remembers Kait from the night her sister was killed. He had tried to comfort her. He had known that great loss; having lost his partner and then loosing his wife and unborn child. Now here she is back in his life, a beautiful distraction. When he learns the monster that tortured this poor man is out to do the same thing to Kait, he goes on high alert and does everything he can to protect her.A dark journey of a man who has lost all of his humanity to destroy a woman he thinks caused his wife's death. Kait and Sam struggle to catch up to his heinous crimes, stop the killing, and protect Kait and her niece. God has a plan for them; a plan for good and not for evil, a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too. Just trust Him and let Him have control of your life.

  • Lori
    2019-04-15 20:28

    A deadly game of cat and mouse. This was really good. A thourghly entertaining, engaging and enjoyable story. It pulled me in from the start and held my attention until the end. This is one of those books I couldn't wait to get back to. I listened every chance I could.It's well written with a great cast of well rounded characters. It's also has plenty of action, suspense, mystery and intrigue that keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is also a clean developing romantic connection between the 2 main characters. Some people don't like any kind of romance in their suspense thrillers, I enjoyed this element of the story. It felt natural considering they are working so closely together.I don't consider it a fast paced story but one that is constantly moving forward, building the suspense. Even though it's not fast paced its not slow either. It moves forward at a steady pace, piece by piece building. It's definitley a series I would follow.Jack Wayne did a great job with the narration. Nice voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Really good character voices. All of them. Male, female or child they were all easily distinguishable. His voice for Vyper as perfect. He brought the characters, their emotions and the story to life. Very enjoyableI was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

  • Agnieszka
    2019-04-19 03:58

    I’m so glad this book was available for a short period of time for free. It doesn’t happen that often anymore I’m able to finish a 200+ pages book within one day which shows how much I loved it!I have to admit I was a little bit cautious after I noticed how many books this author published with Love Inspired Suspense and those I read I wasn’t much excited about.Three years after Kait found out her brother-in-law is a cyber-criminal she and her colleagues at the FBI were looking for and he killed her twin-sister in front of her she’s frustrated there’s not a whisper of a lead to find him.I loved how realistic and candid this novel is. I’m sure there are readers who don’t appreciate the graphic violence and sexual tension between the main characters – I liked the story even more because that’s how life often is.The novel is fast paced, has interesting characters with great character development and shows enough faults in their relationships to stay realisticKait’s mother, boss and her brother-in-law (pretty creepy) were the only characters I didn’t like and I suppose it was even on purpose.

  • Sharon
    2019-04-07 23:08

    Romantic Suspense with plot twists galore and a very twisted villain balanced by a host of great good guys; I had a few "spoiler" insights because I read book 2 first but they didn't detract from the main story; intriguing suspense keeps interrupting the sweet romance that's building between lead characters Kait and Sam; this book is loaded with witty dialogue and it's not restricted to the interactions between the 2 main characters --I really like that in a book; this book almost crosses over into the Crime Thriller genre because of how much narrative there is giving the reader a view into the villain's deviant mind and the horror of the scenes of his monstrous crimes --not something I enjoy at all and I nearly down-rated this book because of that (but it is very well written and it highlights the true nature of the service to the community that our Law Enforcement Officers provide dealing with the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright evil)

  • Judi
    2019-04-08 01:08

    Kait is a FBI agent and this could be deadly for her. When she finds out her brother-in-law is the Vyper, a web cyber criminal that can hack into anything, she tries to get him to turn himself in. But in the argument, he aims for Kait, but her sister steps in and he shoots his wife and now he blames Kait. In the argument, Kait fires her gun at him, not knowing whether she hits him or not, but he disappears and she is always on the hunt for him. Now, her neice is left without her parents, and Kait's sister has left Kait in charge of her neice. Kait's Mother always holds her responsible for the sisters death.When Kait finds out about a case that reminds her of the Vyper, she begs to be put on it, but they won't let her. She decides to go out on her own. In doing so, she meets homicide detective Sam Murdock.This is a great book that will keep you reading. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more by this author.

  • Rosalyn
    2019-04-11 21:00

    Fast-paced, action packed mystery.This story is a bit different from most suspense novels that I've read in that 'whodunit' is revealed at the beginning of the story. The suspense comes in the journey. Kaitlyn Knight is trying desperately to find and bring to justice her brother-in-law, Fenton Rhodes. Not only did he murder her sister, but he keeps killing other innocents in his desperate attempts to make her pay for his wife's death.Many twists & turns along the way keep you guessing until the last chapter.

  • Michelle VanDaley
    2019-04-24 01:06

    My review is based on the Audiobook. I could not stop listening to Web of Deceit. The characters are relatable and I quickly became invested wanting to know more. The story is fast passed and keeps you engaged from start to finish. Jack Wayne is an awesome narrator! His distinct character voices allow the listener to easily follow the story. I am looking forward to reading more in the Agents Under Fire Series.

  • Lynda
    2019-03-31 03:22

    I found it very entertaining. All the main characters are broken by their pasts, and struggle through many challenges as the plot develops continuing to built suspense until the end. The characters are well written and intriguing. This fast paced tale is hard to put down. I found myself reading to it longer than I intended.

  • Ruth Jessen
    2019-04-09 01:58

    So intense :)Such suspense! Such mystery! Such technology...it's a great book full of awesome characters that I hope to see in more books. It's a terrifying look at tech crimes and the twisted criminal mind. Well done Ms Sleeman!

  • Denise
    2019-03-26 01:16

    Loved this book...looking forward to the rest of the series!

  • Karen Hadley
    2019-04-15 21:07

    A book of suspense written throughout the pages that keeps you reading to see what happens next.

  • Victor Gentile
    2019-03-25 22:03

    Susan Sleeman in her new book, “Web of Deceit” Book One in the Agents Under Fire series published by Bell Bridge Books introduces us to Kaitlyn Knight.From The Back Cover: Will he help find her sister’s killer . . . or lead the killer to her door?When Fbi Agent Kaitlyn Knight discovers her brother-in-law is Vyper-the notorious cyber-criminal and murderer wanted by the Fbi-Kait doesn’t question her duty to arrest him. But when he murders her sister in front of her, leaving her infant niece motherless, Kait vows to hunt him down and bring him to justice while raising the baby.Three years later, and not even a whisper of a lead in her search, Kait is about to give up hope of ever finding Vyper. All of that changes when he goes on a murderous spree taunting Kait with clues that she and homicide detective Sam Murdock must solve before her devious brother-in-law takes another life.As the body count rises, Sam discovers the killing spree is really about striking back at Kait. He must put everything on the line-including the relationship he’s developed with Kait-to ensure her safety. The killer is waiting, watching her every move, and he won’t stop until he’s exacted his revenge and reclaims his rights to raise his daughterLet me start out by saying that “Web of Deceit” maybe Susan Sleeman’s best work yet! Ms. Sleeman has crafted a page turner worthy of the old serials: an exciting event, some story, another exciting event, more story. Kait is an F.B.I. Agent who tries to arrest her brother-in-law. He didn’t want to be arrested and actually wanted to kill Kait but he killed her sister, who was his wife, instead. Now it is three years later and not only does he want revenge but he wants his daughter back. Like I said this is intense! And the wonderful thing is that this is not “R” rated. No Language and nothing graphic. And on top of everything there is romance. Susan Sleeman is a fun author that makes reading enjoyable even if you are sitting on the edge of your chair. Don’t bother bringing a beverage to drink while you read because you will forget it is there the story is that intense. Ms. Sleeman batted a thousand on this one. I highly recommend it.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Suspense Zone. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • Chelle
    2019-04-16 21:11

    This is the second book of Susan Sleeman's that I've had the pleasure of reading. Although, Web of Deceit "captures" you quite unlike her other books. This is a general market release, but is still a clean read. The storyline is so interesting to read.Kait is changed forever when her sister Abby is murdered by Kait's brother-in-law. From page one you are struggling to understand how this can happen in a family - quite literally in the same house as other family members. You are also very curious as to Fenton's past and what happened to cause this confrontation. You learn just how far gone Kait's brother-in-law is mentally.Detective Sam Murdock is VERY much Kait's opposite. She is part of the Cyber Crimes FBI Division and he can hardly operate his phone, much less understand the intricacies of Cyber Crimes. This is a case of opposites attract - which I LOVE, and it is neat to watch the scenario unfold in a new book time and again. Their attraction in Web of Deceit is no different.Fenton Rhodes/Vyper leads Kait and Sam on a killing spree that tests both the FBI and Portland Police and eventually both Kait and Sam - and their brewing relationship. Why? and Why now? are questions that you will ask yourself just like I did throughout the story. (You want Kait and Lily to live a peaceful life after their initial horror, but their lives will be turned upside down over the course of the story.)I loved the technical/computer/technology focus of the book and would love to see a series result from this and include Nina and Jae and Becca. This was very much a type of series that I could connect with because of the technology aspect (and I imagine other young adults, similar in age to myself would also enjoy this as well). The strong female characters involved - Kait, Nina, Becca, and Jae are VERY interesting and I would love to read more about them, their lives, and their roles, opportunities, and cases at work. (I would love to watch this play out in TV or movie form also...anyone out their reading this that could make that happen??)Regardless of whether you read Christian Fiction or General Market material - if you like technology, suspense, romance, and/or a strong female lead - PICK UP WEB OF DECEIT!*I was provided an e-copy of Web of Deceit by Susan Sleeman as part of her Partners in Crime readers/review group in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.