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Lies So Deep (Book 2 in the Tender Spies series)

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I used to live in Canberra, and sometimes there was time and money enough to enjoy a few days at the beautiful Sapphire Coast. The towns have wonderful musical names like Bermagui, Tilba, Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula and Eden. Lies So Deep is set in the hinterland behind these coastal villages, somewhere in the dairy country. Of course I never met any smugglers there, and there is no Little Buckthorn Creek. My story is entirely fiction. The terrifying Pambula River sandbar, on which Stephen nearly comes to grief, is, however, completely real. Daredevil surfers seem to like it though. Pambula River Bar [photo: P Kelley] About Lies So Deep It’s just another mission for Stephen Zammit and his partner Andrew Corrieva — infiltrate a smuggler family down in the dairy country and find out how they are eluding Customs patrols. The stakes are high; the last investigator didn’t survive to make his report. But for Stephen, the stakes become personal. He falls for Honey,

Bad boys called Stephen (fiction)

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There seem to be many fictional characters called Stephen (or Steven) who are bad, bad boys. I've even created one myself. Here are some of my favourites. I'd love to hear about others (not real-life people, that's another story entirely!) Steve Cline in Kit Ehrman's mysteries doesn't look like a bad one at first, but read the stories and all is revealed. I love these books, written in the mould of Dick Francis. Steve is a barn manager turned sleuth, knows a lot about horses, and has a loyal girlfriend. This doesn't stop him getting into all kinds of trouble and sleeping with a whole string of women who throw themselves at him. No self-control at all! In fact he's a bit of a rat. Next is Stephen Day, a gifted practitioner / shaman, always on the verge of turning warlock, who saves the life of his lover, Lucien Vaudrey, Lord Crane, and channels the magical power of magpies. Great story set in London in the Victorian era. Of course, we can