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Heart of Deception: A Novel (Paperback)
“It has everything you want: suspense, adventure, and romance across several continents.”
—Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author of Lowcountry Summer
“Malcolm is a fabulous writer with an astonishing romantic clarity and captivating narrative style.”
—International Herald Daily News
Heart of Deception by M.L. Malcolm is the riveting sequel to the author’s critically acclaimed Heart of Lies. Based in part on her family’s actual history, Heart of Deception tells the intensely exciting story of a desperate Hungarian national who becomes an international spy in order to protect his loved ones during World War Two and beyond. A tale of espionage and intrigue, duty and destiny, it is an extraordinary saga that offers a richly evocative portrayal of a remarkable twentieth century epoch while delivering the page-turning historical suspense of James Clavell, Susan Howatch, and Ken Follett.
About the Author
M. L. Malcolm has won several awards for short fiction, including recognition in the Lorian Hemingway International Short Story Competition, and a silver medal from ForeWord magazine for Historical Fiction Book of the Year. Malcolm has lived in Florida, Boston, Washington, D.C., France, New York, and Atlanta, and currently resides in Los Angeles.
“Malcolm masterfully captures intensity and flavor of the time-span in which this tale is set, and stays faithful to the accuracy of the history that swirls around this fascinating family story.”
— Ventura County Star on Heart of Deception
“Engaging....Malcolm movingly depicts the enduring love of a father for his child.”
— Publishers Weekly on Heart of Deception
“Malcolm spins a mesmerizing tale of love, deceit, and betrayal as a father and daughter are torn apart by a world increasingly spinning out of control.”
— Booklist on Heart of Deception