OP-DEC: Operation Deceit by K. Williams
It’s 1933 and the height of Boston’s social season. Claire Healey overhears a terrible argument between her industrial-tycoon father and her socialite mother. Claire’s father sends her mother away, declaring she is hysterical with fatigue. Displaced by this disastrous outcome, Claire is brought to New York by her spirited aunt, to be raised beyond the reach of the damaging turn of events.
Nine years later, Claire returns to her childhood home to face her past once more. The world has long since exploded in war. A mysterious stranger named Carsten Reiniger has infiltrated the scene, placing his commanding presence among the old familiar faces of Boston’s elite. Intrigued by the newcomer, Claire struggles to piece together his identity and finds a dangerous connection to her troubling past.
When Claire’s prying comes to light, she and her aunt are whisked away in the middle of the night to ensure their silence. Can Carsten Reiniger be trusted or is he implacably loyal to duty alone?
“Williams’ World War II spy thriller brings to life a shadowy world of espionage, Nazis and secret agents, vividly evoking the pre-war and wartime eras, depicting days of chaos, confusion and uncertainty. The narrative crackles with intensity. She excels at historic details and characterization.” – Kirkus Indie Review
“Op-Dec: Operation Deceit delves into a story of high society…[with] Claire Healey. [She] uncovers secrets that many with money and power would prefer to keep quiet, and Claire isn’t sure how far they will go. Op-Dec is a riveting read with plenty of twists and turns, highly recommended.” – Logan’s Bookshelf, Mid West Book Review, May 2012
“…K. Williams’ determined efforts to draw the reader into the visceral and almost-tangible experience of the fatigue, hardship and duration of the journey…this diamond-of-a-novel, author K. Williams has a hit on her hands and a bright future in historical fiction,” – NY Indie Review