Deep Background

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Published by: Black Rose Writing
Release date: December 6, 2018
Pages: 228
ISBN13: 978-1684331673


Two years after an anonymous tip helps reporter Levi Cole break one of the biggest political scandals in recent memory, the same unknown conspirators expose him for fabricating parts of his stories.

After resigning from his cushy job in Dallas, Levi returns to his rural Texas Panhandle hometown to regroup and win over Kat Hallaway — the married woman and fellow reporter he left behind — by helping her cover a grisly murder. But, as Levi and Kat get close to unraveling the mystery, she is kidnapped by the killer. When Levi finally finds Kat, he learns the identity of his tormentors and how they connect to the murder.

Faced with the truth, Levi must decide how far he will go to rescue the woman he loves and regain control of his life.


“Highly recommended.”
— Viewpoint Books

“… compulsive and hard to put down …”
— David William Pearce, author of Where Fools Dare to Tread

“A truly engaging story … I highly recommend Deep Background.”
— Stephen Kanicki, author of The Seven Experiments 

“Deep Background is an intense thriller. Well written and researched. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves dark suspense.”
— Kim Black, award-winning author of Little Black Dress

“Anyone who picks up DEEP BACKGROUND will be keenly looking forward to another thrilling read.”
— The Big Thrill

“An impressive, realistic dark thriller with an unnerving conclusion … Deep Background is entertaining and eye-opening reading, and Rick Treon is a new novelist to watch.”
— Lone Star Literary Life

“An intelligent, textured and taut thriller about political corruption through the lens of a disgraced journalist. … Treon hits a home run.”
— Best Thrillers

“I guarantee, if you are into suspense, this will be the book for you.”
— Authors Reading

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