2. [Lure the lie]

The second Veronica Tracey Spy/PI novel.

Veronica Tracey, the sharp-witted former spy turned PI, is enlisted by an Australian intelligence officer to assist in the search for a vanished cryptographer in Cat Connor’s “Lure the Lie,” leading to a high-stakes pursuit full of twists and turns.

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“The home where our woman was spotted happens to be the same one that houses my Nana and the Cronies of Doom.”

“The Cronies of what?”

“Doom. The Cronies of Doom. Nana’s little circle of friends. Think Nancy Drew and her friends, but older than dirt.”

I wasn’t sure whether to smile or cringe. MacKinnon did say Ronnie was a colourful character. “Is that going to be a problem?”

Ronnie nodded while saying, “No, not at all. How could a ninety-four-year-old woman be any trouble?”

“The only lead so far is the one involving your Nana?”


In New Zealand indefinitely and finally out from behind a desk and back in the field, Australian intelligence officer Dave Crocker (aka Crockett) is tasked with locating a missing cryptographer, Tania Bateman. His boss decided that Crockett should work with a private investigator Veronica Tracey (Ronnie). 

Ronnie’s speciality is finding people. Crockett’s speciality is solving problems.

The mysteries surrounding the missing woman and her whereabouts prior to her disappearance pose quandaries for Crockett and don’t make Ronnie’s job any easier. As they attempt to peel back the layers of deception it becomes apparent that the lies are protecting something and they have a decision to make.

[Nothing happens here] and [Lure the lie] are now available in one paperback volume: Veronica Tracey Spy/PI volume 1.

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