Dmytryk Knight was a respectable man who had followed the blueprints for the American Dream: go to college, find the girl of your dreams, get married, buy a house on the affluent side of Detroit. He’d done it all by the book. But when a crippling recession annihilates the auto industry, Dmytryk and his wife, Cora, suddenly find themselves without jobs and in foreclosure. And after two years of taking any job they can find and trying to live honestly, they realize that integrity just doesn’t pay the bills.
Given the right circumstances, even the best of us can turn bad.
When a powerful and ruthless criminal named Eddie Coyle arrives from Rome and gives Dmytryk an opportunity to make fast money, Cora urges him to man up. All he has to do is join Eddie Coyle’s crew and rob some banks: two minutes, in and out, nobody gets hurt. Torn between desperation and his values, but unable to resist the promise of instant cash, Dmytryk gives in - but no sooner does he enter a life of crime than Cora vanishes.
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, Dmytryk is forced to test his moral compass in ways he never imagined and realizes that we can plan all we want, but sometimes fate has a different agenda....
©2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2010 Eric Jerome Dickey
"[Dickey has] perfected an addictive fictional formula." (The New York Times)
"[Eric Jerome Dickey is] the king of African American fiction." (Entertainment Weekly)
I just don't know what to say other than "You did it again"......
This book drew me in and I could not stop until the end. Mr. Dickey you nailed it again and I don't want to forget the narrator Dion Graham who voice is sexy as hell. Between the excellent writing and all some narration I really enjoyed this book.
Audible-I love the way you bring books to life.
I used to be an avid fan of Mr. Dickey's, but his last few books didn't grab me. I had given up, then decided to give this one a try. I was completely drawn in by the narrator's reading style, and I loved the way the characters evolved. The storyline wasn't formulaic, which was what was disappointed me about his previous works. Kept my rapt attention until the unexpected ending...great listen!
Awesome, Action, Adventure
This was Eric Jerome Dickey at his best. This story was so creative. I loved all the action, and the ending...OMG so unexpected. BUT GOOD.
My favorite scene was when Dominque tired to make amends with the women from the car accident.
FOOL FOR LOVE.
Well written and extremely satisfying to the end! Written from a fresh perspective with a great ending. I was truly surprised at how good this novel was.
This is a different Dickey, than I am familiar. I have a high regard for EJD as an author. His work continues to evolve. I will read everything he writes. This particular selection held my attention to the end. This selection is interesting, intriguing but not so exciting. The characters are well thought out and charismatic. The narrator does an excellent job distinguishing the individuals. Ending was good! I would definitely suggest putting this one in the cart.
I thought that this was a great read until the ending. The last chapter really through me off. There was a point when Dmytrk was going between the past and the present and things a bit got confusing. I actually had to go back a few times in order to fully grasp the ending of the book. I love this reader's voice!! That's another reason this story put me in the mind of Gideon, same great voice.
It took forever to get to the point of it all but once it got there, I think it made sense. I'm a little confused at the ending and will have to listen to it again.
No. The main character has the morals of a saint but is so easily corrupted and then seems to lose it by seeing and talking to ghosts......totally unbelievable.
Loved the Gideon series and so far, none of this authors other work has come close.
I'm a big fan of most of Dickey's work - especially the Gideon series of novels. If you're looking for more of that type - this book definitely not one to recommend. The narration is great as usual, but the story is way to slow with sporadic action mostly late in the book, and the characters are..... (odd choice of word here but fitting)....irritating. Main character is a morally mixed up whining sap. Listened to the whole book but can't say that I enjoyed it.
I have all of EJD's books except this one so decided to buy it via audio book. I have really enjoyed listening to this on the way to and from work. Dion the narrator has a voice that captures the characters in this book and sets the scenes really well and the end wasn't what I expected.
Very happy with my purchase.
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