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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Jerome Dickey Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781423345800
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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.…

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda Toby | 1/28/2014

    " Exciting with lots of twist. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carmanisha | 1/20/2014

    " I couldn't get into this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zainab | 12/28/2013

    " I was expecting more out of this EJD novel. It was very dark and destructive. I couldn't help feeling saddened as the book went on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dalila John | 12/4/2013

    " I have been a fan of Eric Jerome Dickey for a long time and I recently started reading his books again. Once again, I was intrigued by the characters and the story. I really love how he provides so much detail about the cities and countries that are included in his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 11/7/2013

    " As with every EJD book, I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruthe Mcdonald | 11/6/2013

    " I loved this book. I read it in one day! It is dark, and reminiscent of a noir film. I loved the first person account, and the back and forth between reality and the mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Satin Keys | 11/1/2013

    " When I read this book I could not believe the things that were happening... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Macy | 10/5/2013

    " Eric Jerome Dickey is an amazing writer, didn't want to put this book down. It is a must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Westley | 9/25/2013

    " This is a pretty good book. I was amazed how this man who was betrayed by his wife never stopped loving her for one minute. It shows how someone who's struggled for a long time didn't lose himself in the process. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tamika | 2/17/2013

    " Couldn't make it past the third chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 shantae lovell | 1/17/2013

    " i actually liked this book. it was different from what ive read from this author before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daphne' | 1/16/2013

    " I enjoyed this book but it was confusing because it was hard to figure out at times if he was thinking/imagining something or actually doing something. All in all, an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley Nowlin | 1/1/2013

    " I really want to give this five stars, but the changing tense had me a little confused. Hey, what can I say it's Eric Jerome Dickey. He will always be my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomasina Goss | 12/8/2012

    " I had a lot of respect for Dmytryk and I hate Cora Dmytryk wife. I guess you can say Dmytryk was a fool. Given the right cirumstance even the best of us can turn bad. I love the ending "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ashley | 5/9/2012

    " For some reason this book just didn't do it for me. I didn't like the way it was written, or the way the main character keep going back and forward between different events. It was hard for me to stay interested. :-( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Kastens | 1/1/2012

    " Very good book. I wanted to know more so I didn't put he book down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/1/2012

    " I really want to give it 3.5 stars. It started off a bit to slow for me & didn't pick up until the very end for me, but it was still ok. I haven't read an EJD book in a really long time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damika | 12/13/2011

    " EXCITING from start to finish!! It was a breath of fresh air after the Gideon series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi Bates | 12/10/2011

    " He did it again...literary masterpiece! Sort of pridictable, but very moving still. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 9/16/2011

    " Overall a great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Starr | 8/23/2011

    " interesting with twists and turns but pretty bloody. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 4/30/2011

    " I'm confused. Is the wife dead and he was just thinking he saw her like he did the other two dead men? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 4/27/2011

    " I liked this book. It had intrigue and it was a page turner. The end was a little weird, but all-in-all, it was a good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carmanisha | 4/18/2011

    " I couldn't get into this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregg | 1/14/2011

    " This is one of those novels that grabs you from page 1. This is my first Dickey read, but not the last. I really enjoyed this novel. It shows how hard times can really get to a body. Desperate times calls for desperate measures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 12/30/2010

    " Very out of my box...kept me interested and scared...kinda dark...but really good....love the Trouble metaphor! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keshia | 11/14/2010

    " this book was ok to me. it wasn't one of his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi | 11/4/2010

    " He did it again...literary masterpiece! Sort of pridictable, but very moving still. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 10/12/2010

    " Tempted by Trouble was actually an interesting read. This is a great "take your mind of your troubles" adventure. It the story of a couple who due to the economy, lost their jobs and resorted to robbing banks. The story takes a couple of twist and turns, but keeps you interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thinkthendoit69 | 10/11/2010

    " very interesting plot to this story (bit unbelievable) but like the relevancy of today's economy and its impact on relationships. storyline held my attention and even had me guessing. may need to read more EJD to appreciate the work... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 9/21/2010

    " Very good book. I wanted to know more so I didn't put he book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damika | 9/13/2010

    " EXCITING from start to finish!! It was a breath of fresh air after the Gideon series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 9/3/2010

    " Goodreads giveaway winner. Just started reading this book. It is already a page turner. Cant wait to see where it goes. Thanks Goodreads! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 8/29/2010

    " how far would you go to please or take care of your spouse. "

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About the Author
Author Eric Jerome Dickey

Eric Jerome Dickey is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels and is also the author of a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels for Marvel Enterprises, featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dickey now lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him. He was the 2012 Black Expressions male author of the year.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of dozens of Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.