Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Review of Tempted by Trouble by Eric Jerome Dickey

Tempted by Trouble

New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey returns with a flaming-hot stand-alone set in the world of conmen and thieves.

We can plan all we want, but sometimes fate has a different agenda...

Dmytryk was a respectable man...once. College educated, happily married, a stable job at a car factory in Detroit. He's the king of the world with nowhere to go but up. But when a crippling recession annihilates the auto industry, Dmytryk and his wife Cora suddenly find themselves without jobs. And after two years of trying to live honestly, they begin to realize that honesty just doesn't pay the bills.

Afraid of losing her home and her marriage, Cora compromises her faith and makes some choices that she isn't proud of. And when a powerful and ruthless crime boss named Eddie Coyle gives them an opportunity to buy back their old lives, Cora urges Dmytryk to man up. All he has to do is join Eddie's crime ring and rob some banks: two minutes, in and out, nobody gets hurt. Torn between desperation and his moral integrity, Dmytryk gives in, but no sooner does he enter a life of crime than Cora abandons him, taking with her his dreams for a better life and disappearing without a trace.

Now, more determined than ever to get his life back on track, Dmytryk is only one bank job away from having enough money to leave Eddie Coyle and find Cora. But when the job goes dangerously wrong, he realizes yet again that destiny has another plan for him. Forced into seclusion with one of his partners-a dangerous and damaged woman with a plan of her own-Dmytryk wonders if he'll ever find his way back to his old life. And in the end, will he even want to? 
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Dutton Adult (first published August 7th 2010) 

My thoughts:
This is the first book i've read by Eric Jerome Dickey and it sure won't be my last! 

Dmytryk Knight and his wife were down on their luck.   His wife Cora is a dancer (which Dmytryk really doesn't like), and she met a guy there named Eddie Coyle.  He robs banks, and told Dmytryk about him.  Dmytryk told her to tell Eddie that he would be his getaway man if he needs one.  The first job didn't go so well.  One of the team's men died, the other was wounded, then Dmytryk ends up taking a hostage which he had never planned on.  The worst part is that his left his fedora inside her vehicle which had his DNA all over it. 

What I liked:
  1. This book is cool because it takes place in Detroit.  On page 6 they first take a body out of an SUV and put it across from the big Uniroyal Tire on I-94.  I've seen that tire before since I am from Michigan.  
  2. I can tell Eric Dickey really did his research and got into Detroit and really planned this story out.
  3. Dmytryk really was a good guy just trying to do what he had to do.
  4. Throughout the book Dmytryk saw ghosts of some of the characters after they died.  That was interesting.
  5. There was a lot of action and it definitely was not boring!

Really liked this book!  I will definitely hang on to this one!

1 comment:

  1. This one does sound interesting and it wouldn't be unheard of to find a body just about anywhere in Detroit. I always look for the tire whenever I have to go to the airport!!!