Deceptive Cadence: The Conor McBride Series, Book 1 (The Virtuosic Spy)
Kathryn Guare, author
For the Irish, family is everything, but Conor McBride thought his loyalty had reached its limit. He’d spent years trying to undo the damage of a betrayal that humiliated him, ended his career, and nearly landed him in prison for a crime he never committed. The man responsible for it all disappeared long ago. Conor never thought of searching for him, but now a secretive stranger from London has traveled to his farm in the west of Ireland asking him to do exactly that. Wanting to refuse but knowing he can’t, Conor accepts a job he doesn’t want, acquiring deadly skills he never wanted to learn. He’s an ordinary man, but before long he will hardly recognize himself. He will disappear into a ruthless new identity on the tumultuous streets of India, joining allies he doesn’t trust in a dangerous game without rules. He will learn to shoot, lie, steal and smother his humanity under layers of tradecraft, all in service to the one goal of finding the man who took everything from him – his brother, Thomas McBride. Thomas has one last chance for redemption, and Conor will do whatever it takes to find him before it’s too late. Because the bond between brothers goes on forever, even after betrayal. Family is everything.