Victoria Clifford is the top real estate agent in affluent Marin County, California. She’s also leading a couple of secret lives. The biggest one is the elegant, high stakes con she’s about to pull off for the sixth time. It’s the perfect crime, executed with the help of her charming brother and her aunt, a highbrow psychic to fortune 500 executives.

This time, major slip ups have Victoria questioning if she’s losing her touch. Her brother’s persuasive powers, too, seem to be losing their edge. What’s more, her aunt is threatening to quit her part in the scheme.

It looks like the gig may be up. Or maybe not.

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“Plenty of intrigue and suspense to keep you hooked until the end. Excellent debut.” — Goodreads

“With an engaging plot, sly twists and turns along the way, behavior that is based on appropriate motivation, and just enough human foibles to make even dastardly characters charming, this is a thoroughly enjoyable read.” — RECOMMENDED — Joe Kilgore, US Review

“The Agent” is an understated mystery about a scam whose perpetrators are motivated by much more than greed. One crucial twist is so neat that it sparks the urge to reread the book and flush out all of the clues hiding in plain sight. — Eileen Gonzalez for Clarion Review

Strong characters, humor, and twists contribute to an immensely readable thriller. This trio of charming cheaters will beguile readers.

The Agent is a page-turner; it is impossible to put down once started. Author Marsha Roberts has skillfully written a complicated, adventurous crime novel in The Agent. A great summer read.

Victoria is an engaging anti-hero whom readers can root for despite the fact that she is working against the law. I would highly recommend The Agent as an intelligently crafted and entertaining read from start to finish, which is sure to appeal to crime fiction fans everywhere.


  • ELit Awards – Bronze Medal Winner – Popular Fiction
  • Independent Publisher Book Awards – “IPPY Award” GOLD – BEST REGIONAL E-BOOK – FICTION The Agent, by Marsha Roberts (Easy Riter Press)