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With Intent To Deceive by David DeLeeHow far would you go to protect a friend? For bounty hunter Grace deHaviland and sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen the answer may be: until someone ends up dead.

Rhona Hasen says she didn’t kill her husband. The police say otherwise.

Still, Sheriff’s Deputy Suzie Jensen wants to believe her. Yet her efforts to investigate the murder go awry when Ro skips bail and Grace deHaviland—Columbus, Ohio’s top bounty hunter and Suzie’s best friend—takes the case.

Now pitted against her best friend in a race against time and with a deadly street gang out for blood, can Grace unravel the mystery of Rhona’s husband’s death in time to stop more murders—like Suzie Jensen’s and her own.

“This high-action trilogy features Grace deHaviland, a bounty hunter/skip tracer in Ohio. A masterful collection of three novellas, takes the reader through some truly harrowing cases with Grace and her friend, Suzie Jensen, a sheriff’s deputy. Readers will find themselves engaged with each and every one as they explore the dangerous job of bounty hunting. Grace is definitely one tough chick that readers will always remember.”

WITH INTENT TO DECEIVE is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.


“DeLee’s…highly qualified to write this first novel in the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series. His plot twists and turns will put you on the edge and have you speed reading to keep up. Just when you think you get it…think again! DeLee’s own special brand of storytelling will have you wanting more of this excellent series and more of Grace deHaviland as well.” – SUSPENSE MAGAZINE

“…taut and dangerous…Mr. DeLee has proven that he can compete with the best of them in the crime thriller genre.” – WEBBWEAVER


David DeLee wrote the first Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter novel, Fatal Destiny, in 2011. The series currently includes a short story collection, Runners (2011), the novels Pin Money (2013) and With Intent To Deceive (2014), and the soon-to-be-released Take Down. The Grace deHaviland short story Bling, Bling first appeared in the anthology The Rich and the Dead edited by Nelson DeMille and the audio version of Fatal Tryst can be enjoyed for free from Crime City Central –

David’s other work includes the novel Crystal White (2012) which SUSPENSE MAGAZINE called “…a dark portrayal of the evil that men—and women—can do.”, a soon-to-be-released second novel in the Nick Lafferty series, Out Of The Game (2015), and a novel-length collection of short stories called Murder, Mayhem & Mystery: An Omnibus of Crime Fiction (2013).

A member of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers organization, and a former licensed private investigator, David also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He currently resides in New Hampshire, where he lives less than an hour from the sea coast, a place he doesn’t get to visit nearly as often as he’d like.

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