Dayna Rubin has worked within the Optical field for over twenty years devoting her time away from her career through contributing to published newsletters, self-interest articles, as well as writing short stories and novels. She has gained insight to complete this book from a member of the SWAT team, ex-military personnel, and a therapist. She currently lives in the Chicago area with her husband Gary, two of three children, and her pets Teddy and Zipper. She also enjoys reading, crafting, painting, golfing, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Art Forgery intrigue July 11, 2012
Code of Siman: All is not Lost, A fast paced interesting story woven around the reality of Hitler's plan to take valuable collections of art from the Jews during world war II. The author's ability to use the historical information relating to the codes and making a page turning story read like a movie was exciting and educational. Her desire to keep violence out and articulate a moving story with believable characters was quite refreshing. A page turning story which can be read by the entire family. Loved it and will read it again.
Espionage Thriller With Some Rough Edges May 2, 2011
A VETTED ASSET, an espionage thriller that dumps the reader right into the action from page one, isn't my usual cup-of-tea fiction choice. Secret identities, car chases, hacking into computers...all the elements are here. The writing style, while solid in some places, is a bit rough around the edges. A good editorial run-through would have eliminated typos, grammatical errors, and perhaps even smoothed out the odd pacing. It's a decent plot and I'll be excited to see what else this author produces.
Dayna Rubin's debut novel, A Vetted Asset, is not your typical thriller fare. Instead of superspies in exotic locations, the book starts with a terrible auto accident and then moves to the hopes and fears of a wife and mother about the mysterious history of her missing husband. Instead of satellites and gizmos to aid the investigation, she has only her family and their sometimes surprising resources. The easy-going banter between the main character and her daughter, sister, father, and brother make this a mystery suspense with which the average reader can readily identify, but the forces arrayed against the family in their search for the truth are more powerful and sinister than any ordinary family would ever knowingly take on. While the narrative and dialogue are occasionally a bit rough-hewn, the heart of this mystery/thriller is polished and pure. A solid effort by an author worth watching.
The Capital Club -A mysterious invitation arrives with a chance to clear a wrongful murder charge and receive $1,000,000. Will our new Freedom Fighter break the law to win?
Running Parallel: A Southern Belle and a recently retired type ‘A’ oil executive seeking to repair their stale marriage find themselves in the middle of a cybercrime mystery revealed in a weekly newspaper column. An over achieving gorgeous new attorney of Jamaican heritage strategizes a wedding to a cool dude whose inheritance has been misplaced and main objective is chillin’ with the dudes. These couples ultimately cross paths in Wrigleyville, encountering difficulties as each runs parallel to everyone but their own partner.
Code of Siman: All is Not Lost, takes the reader on an adventure to recover artwork looted during the Holocaust through codes embedded in paintings by the French Resistance.
Her recently released book, Code of Siman: All is Not Lost, takes the reader on an adventure to recover artwork looted during the Holocaust through codes embedded in paintings by the French Resistance.
"A Vetted Asset", is a fast-paced suspense/thriller spanning Ohio, Paris and the wine country of Sonoma County. MacLaine Winters finds the details of her husband’s false identity tucked away inside old record albums after moving to a new town. With the help of her father, who is a retired covert military operative, along with her ready for adventure sister, her pragmatic yet fearless brother, her precocious 4-year-old daughter and her frog named Henry, she discovers her husband's identity is a sham and her idyllic life as his wife is merely a part in his witness protection program as he worked within the worlds largest ring of Expert Consultants within the Russia Mafia. Interwoven into this novel is the thread of rising above conflict as each character strives for credibility, to be valued, and to become a vetted asset.
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Dayna has participated with fellow writers within The St. Charles Writing Group in St. Charles, Illinois and the online writing groups Writing.com and Critique Circle.