Inspector Ainsworth with the recent eight murders solved, including that of his Chief Inspector, attempts to arrest Mary Jamieson the mastermind, but finds she has disappeared. She has changed back to her real identity, that of Susan Burchett. Brazenly, she steals Nick Kenby's, Mary's nephew, inheritance and flees to Switzerland. With a secret Swiss bank account, she boards an international flight and meets Peter Sullivan, a man who has all the answers, or so it seems. Inspector follows her; he has a score to settle but arrives to find she has disappeared once more. A Pandora's box is opened in the search for Susan with unexpected consequences... Deceit, Intrigue and a mystery with a twist. Deception is the companion novel to the same author's debut novel Inheritance; and brings it to finality.