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New Jersey Author Release International Thriller Ring of Deceit

Newark, NJ, December 04, 2011 --( Former Political Science Professor, Carole Holden, is pleased to announce her new book, Ring of Deceit. This international crime thriller mixes the author's expertise with headlines drawn from today's papers.

Frank Hughes is crazy with grief over the death of his AIDS-stricken lover. When he is found dead in the grass at the base of his apartment building, his best friend, Cece Gardner, can't believe that he has committed suicide. As she crosses the police barrier to enter Frank's apartment, she finds a puzzling telephone message from the Drug Enforcement Agency that leads her to the eventual realization that Frank has been murdered.

Headstrong and reckless, Cece is determined to find the killers. Meanwhile, a lethal and virtually undetectable cache of bogus medicines intended for shipment to the United States has just been found by authorities in Dubai. After Cece learns the truth about Frank's death, she unintentionally becomes a target of the vicious ring of smugglers and purveyors of the contaminated meds. Aided by Johnny Gault, a former DEA agent, she continues her quest to find Frank's killers-some of whom are masquerading as doctors at local AIDS clinics.

From Nigeria to New Jersey, the ring of counterfeit drug smugglers are intent on wreaking havoc on innocent patients and Cece is willing to risk everything to uncover the truth.

Recent Reviews:
"An international thriller explores the impact of counterfeit pharmaceutical smuggling. In this, her fourth novel, former political scientist Holden draws on her expertise to weave a tale of global intrigue. ... A topical crime thriller ... with sensitive character portraits." --Kirkus Discoveries, July 8, 2010

Book Information:
Ring of Deceit
Author: Carole W. Holden
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 978-1-4502-2691-2
Pages: 241
Published: May 2010

About The Author
Carole Holden is a former professor of political science at New Jersey City University where she was also chair of the department. She and her husband live in Franklin Lakes, NJ.

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Carole W. Holden

Ring of Deceit is available for purchase online from the author’s website, the publisher,, and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.

Other Books By Carole W. Holden:

Ultimate Terror
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Published: August 3, 2006
ISBN: 978-0595386802

When Dr. Yuri Kuchenkov learns that his daughter has lung cancer, he desperately plans a way to raise money for treatments—by selling a nuclear suitcase bomb to an Islamic terrorist organization headed by a wealthy Jordanian businessman.

The nuclear device is secreted inside a container and put aboard a ship headed for the Port of Newark. But CIA Agent Peter O’Brien learns only part of Kuchenkov’s story before both O’Brien’s informant and Kuchenkov are killed. Thinking that O’Brien knows about the plan to detonate the bomb near New York City, the CIA agent becomes the terrorist’s next target. O’Brien manages to call his friend, New York Times journalist Hank Brennan, and desperately pleads for help.

Brennan embarks upon a reckless scheme that puts the life of the woman he loves at risk and brings him face-to-face with the terrorists, who will stop at nothing to fulfill their mission.

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