October 16, 2010
Tempted To Find Dmytryk
EJD is back with another crime drama/thriller/suspense. I’m really not sure how to characterize his latest books except to say that I am pleased. With every new release by this traveling author, I get an adrenaline rush. The blood in my veins pumps faster. My neck itches and I start scratching like Tyrone Biggums. Then Tempted by Trouble hit the shelves and I stopped jonesing. Now my eye twitches from staying up late nights turning the pages until I finished.
Dmytryk grew up in my hometown, Detroit and graduated from Cass Tech. (S/O to my fellow Technicians.) Upon graduating from college, he held a white-collar job for seven years making six figures. Then the recession hit and he was forced to work with people who had GED’s while he was degreed up. Sound familiar? Like most people in the Motor City, he was laid-off from the assembly line. With a wife, mortgage, and bills to maintain, Dmytryk had to risk everything to make ends meet.
His wife, Cora, introduces him to Eddie Coyle, a man that only needs a wheelman. What an easy way to make quick cash for just two minutes of his time. He really isn’t the bank robber, just the getaway man. Small sacrifice to save his marriage, right? But Dmytryk gets in too far; a job goes deadly wrong and Cora disappears.
Of course I miss the old EJD days of him expertly writing in a woman’s voice, but I enjoyed this new dark, sexy male character. Tempted by Trouble is another page-turner with a few unexpected surprises. Its not one of EJD’s best, but the story is relatable to the people we see every day trying to recapture the American dream, at any cost.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the possibility of reading Dmytryk, Driver, and Gideon in one novel.
P.S. I'm tempted to find Dmytryk on this Sweetest Day. Enjoy yours!
Literary Marie's Rating: ♥♥♥♥♡