Immaculate Deception

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AuthorHouse, Aug 19, 2009 - Fiction - 408 pages
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A novel by

Stephen Leonard Lancashire

Can you remember the day your childhood ended?

Some people say their childhood seemed to last forever. Others aren’t so lucky. Frank Carroll and Ted Maloney’s childhood ended when they were just nine years old. During the summer of 1980, while playing in the ruins of an old Keep off the coast of Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland they become witnesses to an event that will change the course of their lives.


Twenty-four years later, Frank Carroll is a Detective Inspector with Merseyside Police and Ted is the Reverend Father at the Holy Church of Trinity in Liverpool.

Father Maloney hears a confession at his church from a young woman who claims that she is pregnant and yet swears that she is a virgin.


As DI Carroll and Father Maloney get closer to unraveling the mystery surrounding the woman’s confession, they unlock the doors releasing the ghosts of their own hidden past. To solve the mystery they must expose the hidden truth about what they saw the day their childhood ended.


There will come a day when the past catches up with you… For Frank and Ted that day has arrived.

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About the author (2009)

Following several unfulfilling jobs after leaving school, I joined the Royal Signals in 1975 and transferred to the Army Physical Training Corps in 1981. During my career I have been fortunate enough to travel to many countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Germany. After twenty three years service I left the Army and Joined the Home Office as a National Police Trainer. Since then I have worked as a Police Trainer, Fraud Investigator. I live in Hawarden North Wales with my wife Gabriele who I met and married in Germany in 1978. We have two grown up sons, Marc and David.

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