Primal Deception

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Robin Mahle

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An FBI analyst who loses her husband in a domestic terror attack unearths a dubious alliance between a Chinese rogue agent and a treacherous American politician that threatens to subvert the US economy.


Action, Political, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

FBI analyst, Lacy Merrick manages the threat of terror every day. When her husband is killed in a mall bombing at home, she learns of his possible entanglements at the heart of the investigation. Refusing to accept it as fact, she begins to unravel a furtive international and political conspiracy.

Upon exposing the conspiracy between a State Department official and a Chinese diplomat, Lacy Merrick alters the relations between the two countries which results in raised tensions both home and abroad.


Washington D.C., Beijing, Dubai

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Lacy Merrick

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Patriotic, Selfless, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Heroic, Honorable, Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Special Agent Will Caison

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Confident, Masculine, Patriotic

Additional Character Details

Name: Aaron Hunter

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Faithful, Insecure, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: CIA Counterterrorism Officer Trevor Axell

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Masculine, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Honorable

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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