Sarah Bone, Labour MP for Nottingham West, has taken a temporary sabbatical from parliament to care for her sick mother. Sarah's ex, Nick Bone, is going straight having served 8 years for cannabis possession. While Sarah is contemplating a relationship with the local chief constable, Nick is seeing Chantelle, not realising she's really Deborah, an undercover cop targeting Nottingham's drug cartels. A phone call to Sarah Bone's mother hints at scandal long buried in the family's political past. What are the dark secrets surrounding Sarah's father, the man who abandoned his family when she was a child? What is the real relationship between Sarah's mother and her paternal grandfather, former Labour supremo, Sir Hugh? And, as Nick is drawn back into Nottingham's underworld, which of his old allegiances will place those closest to him in mortal danger? With The Great Deception, acclaimed writer David Belbin offers up another barnstorming thriller, the third in the Bone and Cane crime series. Dark political intrigue is mixed with gritty urban crime, conjuring a potent cocktail where violence, scandal and betrayal go to the very top of the British establishment.