In Pawns of Deception, new author Beverly Pinske writes a knock down, drag out espionage thriller that goes to show that there are no free rides when it comes to America's freedom. In this, her fast-paced debut spy drama, Pinske's engaging and unforgettable characters demand freedom--and are willing to die for it. No stranger to death, former NSA agent Lisa Wood is tracked down by her former colleague Clark Snow only to learn that his desperate, if cryptic, mission involves a national security issue. Within the hour, she has little choice but to grab her gun and help a small town sheriff uncover a sleeper cell that, if activated, will bring utter chaos to the country and, possibly, the world. Forced into a deadly game of chess, where no one is above being sacrificed and freedom is the final checkmate, the unwitting duo will be forced to discover the game plans of a drug pusher, a computer genius , a well-known philanthropist, and a secret society on a frightening mission.