Mar 14, 2016 5:07 PM ET

Archived: New SUSPENSE/THRILLER from award-winning author JoAnn Smith Ainsworth – Expect Deception: Dark magic is being used to attack the US Navy. Lt. Livvy Delacourt must match wits with Hitler’s wizard trying to destroy her psychic team.

iCrowdNewswire - Mar 14, 2016

Expect Deception

Dark magic is being used to attack the US Navy. Lt. Livvy Delacourt must match wits with Hitler’s wizard trying to destroy her psychic team.
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About Expect Deception

Just when U.S. WAVE Livvy Delacourt thinks she and her team of psychic Nazi hunters are ready for whatever The Reich can throw at them, Hitler adds to the mix a spy who also happens to be a wizard. Now dark magic is being used to attack U.S. facilities and Livvy must match wits with the evil wizard, whose objective is to destroy Operation Delphi and all her team. If she fails to ramp up her psychic powers, she may perish—and perhaps cause the U.S. to lose the war with Germany while she’s at it.

  • Ainsworth has penned a riveting story full of mysticism, intrigue, and nail-biting suspense.   Affaire de Coeur Magazine
  • Expect Deception starts off with a bang and never lets up as a psychic defense team matches wits with a Nazi operative bent on destroying the U.S. Navy. The pacing is brisk, the wizardry warfare unique. Readers will be swept away by this spellbinding tale of espionage and illusion.   Patricia Simpson, Award winning author
  • This look into the world of ‘The Greatest Generation’ has the heart-warming feel of a cosy mystery with the kick of a good thriller.   Christine London, Award winning author of novels with a Brit Twist
  • The characters are vivid, the mystery is compelling, and the punch line at the end will have the reader eager for the next book in the Operation Delphi series.  Carolina Montague, Award winning author


I write stories for readers who enjoy gripping suspense in authentic historical settings, with WWII spies inserted into an atmosphere of other-worldly experiences, and told in the style of an Agatha Christy cozy but at the pace of a thriller.

You can find my previous books on Amazon, Barns & Noble, Books a Million (BAM), or from an independent bookstore near you.


About the Author


JoAnn Smith Ainsworth experienced food ration books, Victory Gardens, and black­out sirens as a child in WWII. These memories help her create vivid descriptions of time and place, which put you in the middle of the story as a participant in a fast­ paced journey through paranormal realms as U.S. psychics hunt down Nazi spies.

Ms. Ainsworth lives in California. She has B.A. and M.A.T. degrees in English and has completed her M.B.A. studies. She has published five previous novels.

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