Welcome Karen M Cox as they discuss
Unwind with “Undeceived” and their book Undeceived.
Take it away Karen M!
Newly-minted CIA officer Elizabeth Bennet has an opinion on most every topic, including an agency-imposed “vacation” in the middle of nowhere alongside her hot but haughty colleague, William Darcy—a man referred to as the “London Fog” behind his back.
Like most of us, Elizabeth would much rather be at the beach…
–Undeceived, page 131
And who knows? With a little sun and enough rum, Darcy might be “bronzed Adonis” material…as long as he doesn’t speak!
From the Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico, where the piña colada originated in 1954:
Original Recipe of the Piña Colada
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce coconut cream
1 ounce heavy cream
6 ounces fresh pineapple juice
½ cup of crushed ice
Add the rum, cream of coconut, cream and pineapple juice in a blender. Add the ice and blend until smooth for about 15 seconds. Serve in a 12-ounce glass. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.
…if I endeavor to undeceive people as to the rest of his conduct,
who will believe me?
-Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 40
During the last gasp of the Cold War, Elizabeth Bennet, a young, forthright counterintelligence officer, embarks on an exciting assignment that would make her late father, a fallen CIA operative, proud. She transfers to Europe to investigate the legendary and elusive William Darcy, an officer in line for the coveted Soviet station chief position who’s suspected of being a double agent.
William Darcy appears to lead a charmed existence, but now he finds himself fighting for his career and against his growing feelings for the young woman he doesn’t know is watching his every move.
Elizabeth wants to throw the book at him, but the facts don’t match her preconceptions. Is Darcy being set up? Are there darker forces at work? Or is William Darcy a skilled double agent after all? Nothing is as it seems, however, and the closer Elizabeth gets to the truth about Darcy, the more she spirals into danger.
Undeceived, the new novel by award-winning author, Karen M. Cox, is part romance, part spy game suspense—a compelling variation on Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s classic tale
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