As the war enters its fourth year, Deception continues the story of Lives Apart:
Facing uncertainty at home, Joe believes his only hope is to escape, but with that comes the greatest danger of all. Peggy, meanwhile, settles down to a more peaceful life, only to find that further trouble awaits, not least of which comes from her cousin, Olive, who continues to cause problems for those around her.
In France, Louis is now serving with the Maquis and feels as though he has finally found his place in the war, while Brigitte realises that there is more at stake than her own personal safety. Jeanne finds hope and ultimate safety, but worries whether the rest of her family will be as lucky.
Marcel is serving with the Special Forces when he receives the worst possible news and, while Pam thrives on the dangers of being an SOE operative, betrayal comes from a most unexpected quarter.