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MacLaine believes she lives an idyllic life until she realizes she is only playing a part in her husband's witness protection plan.
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To maintain the balance of the world, some secrets must be told...Find the secrets of the lost and stolen art of the Holocaust in Code of Siman: All is Not Lost.
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writer :
Dayna Rubin
454 Carriage Way, South Elgin, IL 60177
224-523-2158 (mobile)

Dayna Rubin continues to work within the Optical field as a Certified Optician and Contact Lens Practioner, devoting her time away from her career by contributing to published newsletters, self-interest and how-to articles, as well as writing short stories and novels. She gained insight to complete A Vetted Asset from a member of the SWAT team and ex-military personnel. Code of Siman was created in part for the struggle her children had when they were younger, the difficulty in understanding what had happened during and after the Holocaust. They listened to first hand accounts by friends and relatives that had survived, and felt very connected to helping to further the cause for those seeking redemption and restitution after the atrocity. Running Parallel became a work of art, crafted for the love of the written word along with relationships. An action adventure sprung up from the love her children have for video games, combined with a little known project taken on by a few brave souls to tackle case after case of innocent people who have been incarcerated, thus the creation of The Capital Club. The latest published work, The House at Daybreak Cove, was inspired by a photograph that gnawed at her to paint, which then drew out the Native American story, lovingly told in honor of one of her children's lineage. She currently lives in the Chicago area with her husband Gary, two of three children, and her pets Teddy, Zipper, and Snickers. She also enjoys reading, crafting, painting, golfing, gardening, and spending time with her family.

years experience: 10+

This writer is looking for an agent
Writing, Fiction writing, Research
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction
Goodreads Review: Julie Boudreau
Apr 21, 2016Julie Boudreau rated it really liked it
A masterful storyline. where the participants and reader almost become one. you leave believing love endures all

Amazon Review: 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.

Amazon Review: 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.

Barnes and Noble Review: 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.

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The House at Daybreak Cove; The Storyteller - A searching soul waits for his lost love to come back to Whidbey Island, so he can tell her, so he can be with her, so they can go together. For this, he has been waiting... While vacationing in Puget Sound, Essie searches for clues about a space in time lost to her... Eventually revealed, the strength of the spirit is validated through the sources of power around them, through both the living and the dead, they act as advisors, to show how to conduct oneself on life's long journey.

Goodreads Review: Julie Boudreau
Apr 21, 2016Julie Boudreau rated it really liked it
A masterful storyline. where the participants and reader almost become one. you leave believing love endures all

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.

Publishing Debut, A Vetted Asset: Readers discover that Spencer entered the program because he knew too much about the inner-workings of an international moneylender, the Paris Club. He provides the FBI with a list of corporations and their illegal ties to the Paris Club, which was involved in a major financial scheme. The revelation meant that he would become Spencer Winters and start another life elsewhere. He just never happened to tell his current wife.

"I set out to strike a chord in combining the serious subject of loss, witness protection, military and mafia with humor," says Rubin. "I make a strong statement for empowering women and retired military to stand up and be valued. This is a lighthearted book that touches on serious matters, while it makes you believe in the strength of family."

MacLaine enlists the help of her father, a retired covert military operative, her adventurous sister, fearless political leading brother and 4-year-old daughter to uncover the identity of Spencer Winters and Henry Poole, who have connections within the Russian mafia. Even when the task seems arduous and too dangerous to solve, MacLaine begins to figure out the truth in this whirlwind mystery of spies, the mafia and the FBI.

Rubin aims to show readers how a strong support system of family and friends combined with true trust, can overcome even the most sensitive - and sinister - obstacles in life.

"A Vetted Asset" is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author:

Dayna Rubin has worked within the optical field for more than 20 years, devoting her free time to interior design and to writing, such as self-interest articles, short stories and novels. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband Gary, three children and her two pets.

Dayna has participated with fellow writers within The St. Charles Writing Group in St. Charles, Illinois and the online writing groups and Critique Circle.
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