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.
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.
This story was amazing and very different for EJD. It started out kind of slow, but once the pace picked up, the characters really took you to a totally different place and time.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book.
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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