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Liar, Liar by T.A. Moore
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About the Author
TA Moore is a romance and fantasy author who lives on the east coast of Northern Ireland (arguably the best coast). She believed that she was a Cabbage Patch Kid when she was a small child. This was the start of a lifelong attachment to the weird and fantastic. TA Moore believes that adding ‘in space!’ to anything makes it at least 40% cooler and will try to pet pretty much any animal she meets (this includes snakes, excludes bugs).
May 12, 2017
ePub, Mobi, PDF
Read an excerpt at Dreamspinner Press.
Just another day at the office.
For some people that means spreadsheets, and for others it’s stitching endless hems. For Jacob Archer a day at the office is stealing proprietary information from a bioengineering firm for a paranoid software billionaire. He’s a liar and a thief, parlaying a glib tongue and a facile conscience into a lucrative career. He just has one rule—never get involved with a mark.
Well, had one rule. To be fair though, Simon Ramsey is dark, dangerous, and has shoulders like a Greek statue. Besides, it’s not as though Jacob’s even really stealing from Simon… just his boss and his brother-in-law. Simon didn’t buy that excuse either after he caught Jacob breaking into the company’s computer network.
That would have been that—one messy breakup, one ticket to Bali booked—but it turns out that the stolen information is worth more than Jacob thought. With his life—and his ribs—threatened, Jacob needs Simon to help him out. Or maybe he just needs Simon.
Mystery and Action Abound
This was my first TA Moore book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Corporate espionage isn’t something I read about often, so that added a dimension that I found I really liked. Jacob is hired to obtain documents from a company, but stomps all over his own rules by getting involved with the CEO’s brother-in-law, Simon. Simon is the head of security for the firm, and the book starts well into their relationship, but abruptly at the end of it. Getting caught has never been in the plan, so seeing Simon crossing the floor the night Jacob finishes the upload to his private server tosses quite the kink in operations.
The plot wends around and about this theft, with Jacob and Simon paired up to figure out who killed Jacob’s buyer and why. The technical information is fairly in-depth, but not to the point of confusion, and I enjoy when authors take the time to really research their subjects. It creates more depth in the overall storyline.
The characters are quite varied. There are a whole slew of people introduced, but they each play a relatively small role throughout the entirety. There are a notable couple of exceptions, but I never particularly connected to them.
The chemistry between the two main characters is hot when it is happening, but I didn’t see or feel any of that attraction in any of the outside scenes. That left me a bit disappointed, because I could see it simmering, it just wasn’t really brought to the fore. However, being advertised as action/adventure, I suppose perhaps this was more an afterthought than a plot objective.
The mystery pleased me the most, by far. I was so certain I knew who was behind the entire thing, and when I was proven quite wrong, all I could do was grin. I love being wrong!
I’m rating this at 3.5 stars. I do recommend this action/adventure, mystery/suspense novel, and look forward to reading more of Ms. Moore’s works in the future.
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