Love, Obey, and Betray is a truly readable psychological vel. Vladymyr Horbatsky emigrated to Canada at the end of WWII in search of safety and security. Over the ensuing 20 years steady work and a Canadian family create his personal paradise. Then an American Defense Department consultant comes to work for his employer and Vlad discovers that the man was his wife's boss in her days as an Allied spy. Memories of his childhood escape from Communism and enslavement by the Nazis flood back, alerting his Cossack instincts to the fact that paradise has just developed a huge viper. How Vlad deals with the challenges that ensue will keep you riveted until the very end.
Writing was Maggie Petru's secret solution to boredom and loneliness from her early teens onwards. That love of language pointed her towards Sheridan College's journalism program, and started her on a lengthy career as an award-winning reporter/photographer for assorted daily and weekly newspapers in the Toronto area. Years in a one-person bureau saw her covering everything from municipal council meetings, to court cases, school activities, murder investigations, fires, car accidents, natural disasters, visiting prime ministers and all manner of human interest events in two counties. Now she says she can't just waste all that experience when it could be turned into so many great yarns.