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The Art of Deception

(2002)
(The eighth book in the Boldt / Matthews series)
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Seattle Police forensic psychologist Daphne Matthews, who volunteers as a teenage runaway counselor, is haunted by the loss of a suicide, a 'jumper', of a year earlier. When a woman's body is found beneath the Aurora Bridge, Matthews is one of the first at the scene and begins a puzzling investigation that is entangled with the pasts of Matthews, the victim, and even Seattle itself. Mary Ann's boyfriend has a record of physical abuse, and an attitude that Matthews finds difficult to crack. When the victim's grieving brother surfaces, throwing blame onto the boyfriend and craving revenge, Matthews gains an unstable ally she does not want. Then the stalking begins: the eerie phone calls, the noises outside the house, the shadows that move in the night. Someone has their eye on Matthews but to stop her, kill her, or to help her solve the crime? While her colleagues, police lieutenant Lou Boldt and sergeant John LaMoia, pursue a hotel room peeper in hopes of solving a series of disappearances, the police and Matthews herself are led into the 'Underground' a perfectly preserved city under a city, hidden beneath present day Seattle. Faced with the stalking that is wearing her down and terrifying her, Matthews engages in a mental game of cat and mouse, never knowing whom she can trust. She knows that she is caught up in something that could kill her if she can't solve the homicide. Criss crossing Seattle, diving below the streets to ancient tunnels, running for her life, Matthews must unlock the psychological secrets behind Mary Ann's death, before she herself is buried alongside her. Matthews' very survival will depend on her skills at the art of deception

Genre: Mystery
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Praise for this book

"One hell of a writer. He grabs, he twists, he tightens the screws until you're drained by a superb read." - Clive Cussler


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February 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Art of Deception
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July 2002 : USA Hardback
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2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE ART OF DECEPTION
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Art of Deception
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January 1900 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Art of Deception
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 1-4915-4283-7 / 978-1-4915-4283-5 (USA edition)
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January 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 1-4558-9397-8 / 978-1-4558-9397-3 (USA edition)
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January 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
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ISBN: 1-4558-9398-6 / 978-1-4558-9398-0 (USA edition)
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January 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 1-4558-9399-4 / 978-1-4558-9399-7 (USA edition)
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January 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
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ISBN: 1-4558-9400-1 / 978-1-4558-9400-0 (USA edition)
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August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 1-4418-7223-X / 978-1-4418-7223-4 (USA edition)
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
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ISBN: 1-59335-200-X / 978-1-59335-200-4 (USA edition)
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May 2008 : USA Audio edition
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May 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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March 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 1-4233-1959-1 / 978-1-4233-1959-7 (USA edition)
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
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ISBN: 1-59335-526-2 / 978-1-59335-526-5 (USA edition)
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June 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
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ISBN: 1-59086-077-2 / 978-1-59086-077-9 (USA edition)
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August 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Art of Deception
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ISBN: 1-59086-075-6 / 978-1-59086-075-5 (USA edition)
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August 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
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ISBN: 1-59086-074-8 / 978-1-59086-074-8 (USA edition)
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August 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 1-59086-076-4 / 978-1-59086-076-2 (USA edition)
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August 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Art of Deception (Brilliance Audio on Compact Disc)
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ISBN: 1-59086-227-9 / 978-1-59086-227-8 (USA edition)
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August 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Art of Deception (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Series)
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 1-59086-226-0 / 978-1-59086-226-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Art of Deception
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
Publisher: Hachette Books
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