"Lee Mackenzie had brains, looks and talent. . . . So how could she fall for a con man who very nearly destroyed her and who managed to spread lies and misery across three continents? For every time you've read a tale of the criminal's wife (Ruth Madoff, are you listening?) and wondered 'How did she not know?', this is your answer. . . . How he does it, how she got out of the trap and how he managed to slip out of Canada and spread his cons elsewhere make this true-crime book solid reading." —The Globe and Mail
"This is the surprisingly well-documented story of [Mackenzie's] courtship and marriage, a brief union that cleaned out her bank account and brought the cops to her door. Jones comes across as a troubled man with a pathological need to deceive and betray, perhaps no one more than himself." —Toronto Star
"This is no ordinary true-crime book. . . . It's a riveting memoir." —The Chronicle Herald
LEE MACKENZIE was born in Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She spent 21 years as a broadcast journalist and news anchor: with CBC Television in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Windsor, Ontario; and Edmonton, Alberta; with CBC Radio in London, UK; and with CHEK television in Victoria, British Columbia. When she left journalism she and her husband Harv moved to Powell River, on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast. Lee is a member of the administrative staff at her local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and is a professional artist.