Into the Devil’s Den – Snared by Their Own Lies and Meet the Author #Books #Thriller

If this story had a social media status, it would be: It’s complicated. Because boy, it really is.

Into the Devil’s Den – Snared by Their Own Lies by Ellen W. Martin released in December in the Suspense Thriller genre.

For twenty-years Sam Steele lived with a lie gnawing at his conscience — for twenty-years his only child believed her mother was dead. Without warning his ex-wife springs from the ashes of the past and reaches out to him in his capacity as a veteran Immigration Custom Enforcement agent.

When Sam’s ex dumps a father’s living nightmare into his lap, he must choose between doing his duty as a law enforcer and jeopardizing his cherished relationship with his daughter. Circumstances beyond his control leave him no choice. Before he can seek forgiveness, TERRI ANNE disappears. Sam neglects his duties as an ICE agent and becomes obsessed in finding her. In the wake of his search he unravels a trail of murder, illegal Green Card marriages, and unveils a jihadist’s plot to launch a terror attack on American soil.

INTO THE DEVIL’S DEN – SNARED BY THEIR OWN LIES weaves a tangled tale of suspense, murder, and treachery. Each twisted circumstance is triggered by that one well-intended lie Sam Steele told his child — a lie that mushrooms into several more falsehoods and leaves multiple lives dangling by a single thread. The daunting task of facing the truth and the race against time pushes ICE agent Sam Steele’s integrity to the limit.



RODNEY pulled off Highway 20 into the coffee shop parking lot. That arrogant bitch, Sylvia, would never meet at her fancy penthouse. It always had to be across the Bay from Destin in Niceville. No complaints from him, the Copper Kettle served a fine breakfast, plus he wouldn’t be caught in that damn tourist traffic across the Mid-Bay Bridge.

After he parked, Rodney glimpsed in the rearview mirror, licked his fingers, and then ran them through the few stands left on his balding head.

Interesting that Sylvia had contacted him again. The last time they had met, she told him she wouldn’t need his services any longer. Supposedly she had all the information she required to give to the authorities. What a joke. Those files didn’t have half the juicy information he’d acquired over the last several months. Immigration probably laughed in her face. Only he had enough dope to send a warning signal to the authorities and he wasn’t quite ready to part with those juicy tidbits. Of course, if his bookie didn’t get off his back, he’d need to loosen his grip on the good stuff before he was ready.

Rodney opened the door and slowly heaved his bulk from the rusty Impala. Every day it got harder to move around. Maybe he should go on a diet and get more exercise. Yeah, join one of those gyms and watch all the babes in their sexy workout clothes. Sounded like a plan. He’d be sure to check into that tomorrow.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A proud wife of a retired Air Force officer, mother of one son and grandparent of three grandchildren, Ellen, didn’t start writing until retirement years, and even then she considered writing a hobby.  In 2019 she published a historical fiction, SONS OF CUBA, a two book series.  INTO THE DEVILS DEN is her third publication.  During the early months while COVID-19 was wreaking havoc through the nation and around the world, she took the opportunity to write another suspense thriller entitled SHATTERED LOYALTIES which she hopes will be published and released sometime in 2021.

The Martin’s call the snow-white beaches and emerald waters near Northwest Florida home. 


This post is part of a tour. The tour dates can be found here:


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    • Hi Diana:

      Thank you so much for taking a look at INTO THE DEVIL’S DEN – Snared by Their Own Lies. If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer.


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    • Hi Debra

      Thank you for taking a look at my new release INTO THE DEVIL’S DEN – Snared by Their Own Lies. If you get a chance to read, I hope the story catches your attention, too.


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  1. Thank you so much for hosting my new release INTO THE DEVIL’S DEN – Snared by Their Own Lies. If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

    Ellen Martin

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  2. Thank you for hosting my tour today. I truly hope your bloggers enjoyed the excerpt and book trailer of my new release INTO THE DEVIL’S DEN – Snared by Their Own Lies.

    Ellen Martin

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